Measuring the awareness of health care providers at Benghazi Medical Center for Health Informatic

Measuring the awareness of health care providers at Benghazi Medical Center for Health Informatic

Zinab Salah Ali Albayood
Health Informatics Department

Faculty of Information Technology
Libyan International Medical University (LIMU)

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Ehab A. Omar Elfallah
lecturer in IT, Head of Software Engineer Department
Faculty of Information Technology
Libyan International Medical University (LIMU)
ORCID:0000-0001-8011-2843

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Abdelbaset Elghriani

Head of Health Informatic

Department
Faculty of Information Technology
Libyan International Medical University (LIMU)
A[email protected] 

ABSTRACT

Health informatics has led to many changes in the health service delivery system. Awareness of health informatics is important and crucial to modern physicians. In general today there is a lack of awareness and understanding of health informatics among officials. Most of the institutions in the current environment have no idea about health informatics and its development. The objective of this study is to measure the health informatics awareness of healthcare providers (Staff) in Benghazi Medical Center. The study was an exploratory descriptive cross-sectional study targeted health care providers. The sample size distributed was one hundred forty. The tool was a questionnaire, and analytical (Frequency tables were used to summarize data.  Mean and Standard Deviation. Custom Tables) statistics with the help of SPSS 2.7 software. The mean of awareness level was 12.9 (SD=3.1) and 72% did not receive training in health informatics. The majority of respondents from healthcare Providers between the age of 30-39 (53%, n=70) years with a mean of 34.5 years. Besides that, the average awareness among females was higher than that of males by 35%. The rate of awareness based on the type of profession was also at the level of the average among doctors by 22.7% and 12.2% for nurses and much less number for other categories. In conclusion, the study showed that health care providers’ awareness of health informatics was not satisfactory and more than half of respondents had an average awareness. A large proportion of health service providers did not receive training on health informatics.

ICEMIS’20, September 14–16, 2020, Almaty, Kazakhstan
© 2020 Association for Computing Machinery.
ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-7736-2/20/06…$15.00
https://doi.org/10.1145/3410352.3410733

Experts’ Opinion on the IT Skills Training Needs Among Healthcare Workers

Experts’ Opinion on the IT Skills Training Needs Among Healthcare Workers

Jeenan A. Altawaty

Faculty of Information Technology

Libyan International Medical University, Libya

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Alaeddin Benismail

Faculty of Information Technology

Libyan International Medical University, Libya

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Abdelsalam M. Maatuk

Faculty of Information Technology Benghazi University, Libya

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ABSTRACT

Healthcare workers’ training needs in IT skills vary in different contexts and countries. The aim of this study is to identify training priorities as perceived by healthcare experts (> ten-year experience) using an anonymous questionnaire and to compare the resultant priorities with those of the European Union. Participants were asked to evaluate 23 training actions using the likelihood of feasibility, effectiveness, deliverability and maximum impact as evaluation criteria. Statistical analysis, using SPSS included frequency distributions and correlations, is used for data analysis. Fifty respondents, out of 187 distributed forms, were eligible to be considered as experts, whereas 15 out of 23 training actions received a mean score of ≥85. The results show that helping to recognize e-Health (i.e., health IT) as a specialty and increasing worker confidence through exposure to relevant IT solutions and medical technologies has scored more than 90. However, supporting the training of students of secondary schools who like to work in healthcare sectors has been scored the lowest. Training priorities as reported by Libyan experts were different from those of European experts. However, there is a need to consider the locally prioritized actions when considering the training of healthcare workers of health institutions in Libya.

ICEMIS’20, September 14–16, 2020, Almaty, Kazakhstan
© 2020 Association for Computing Machinery.
ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-7736-2/20/06…$15.00
https://doi.org/10.1145/3410352.3410790

Vision-Based One-Dimensional Barcode Detection

Vision-Based One-Dimensional Barcode Detection

 

Nada Salem Ishtewi

Software Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology
Libyan International Medical University (LIMU)

Benghazi, Libya.
[email protected]

Mohamed A. E. Abdalla*

Software Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology
University of Benghazi
Benghazi, Libya
[email protected]

 

ABSTRACT

The correct barcode detection is an important task to identify items and products from images. It is the cornerstone of the barcode decoding stage. Simply, incorrect detection leads to incorrect recognition. There are several studies which presented various level of accuracy based on the utilizing image processing or artificial neural networks. This paper proposes an image processing-based method to detect the one-dimensional barcode. The method proposed has succeeded when examined two published datasets of 215 and 1055 barcode images to reach accuracy rates of 86% and 85.8%, respectively. The yielded results of this paper have exceeded the results of the previous studies of the publishers of the datasets.

ICEMIS’20, September 14–16, 2020, Almaty, Kazakhstan

© 2020 Association for Computing Machinery.

ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-7736-2/20/06…$15.00

https://doi.org/10.1145/3410352.3410806

 

Developing a Framework for Measuring and Evaluating the Quality of Libyan Locally Developed Software Products

Developing a Framework for Measuring and Evaluating the Quality of Libyan Locally Developed Software Products 

Ayoup Elorfi 

Faculty of Information Technology University of Benghazi 

Benghazi, Libya

+218926169188

[email protected]

Bilal Aljabour 

Faculty of Information Technology

 Libyan International Medical University 

Benghazi, Libya

+218923488661

 [email protected]

 

Mohammed A. Younis

Faculty of Information Technology

University of Benghazi

Benghazi, Libya

+218927529491

[email protected]

Reyad Ihwas

Faculty of Information Technology

University of Benghazi

Benghazi, Libya

+218927152115

[email protected]

ABSTRACT

There is a noticeable increase in the number of locally developed software systems to support the growing demand for such systems, in both the private and public Libyan sectors. For most of such systems, the international software quality standards are not applied as part of the software development life cycle. Somehow, this affects the success and sustainability of those systems, and calls for an action to maintain and ensure user satisfaction. This paper proposes a framework derived from the ISO/IEC 9126 quality standard, aimed for measuring and evaluating locally developed software systems, taking into consideration the points of view of both the developers and users of these systems. The proposed framework was implemented as a website.

ICEMIS’20, September 14–16, 2020, Almaty, Kazakhstan

© 2020 Association for Computing Machinery.

ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-7736-2/20/06…$15.00.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3410352.3410780

A Comparative Study of Network Access Control and Software-Defined Perimeter

A Comparative Study of Network Access Control and Software-Defined Perimeter

              

                     Rami Radwan Omar                                                                  Tawfig M. Abdelaziz

            Department of Computer Networks                                 Department of Software Engineering

        Faculty of Information Technology                                      Faculty of Information Technology                                                                                                                      

        Libyan International Medical University                           Libyan International Medical University

                              Benghazi, Libya                                                               benghazi, Libya 

                             [email protected]                                 [email protected]   

ABSTRACT

This paper is intended to conduct a comparison between two access control solutions, to determine which is most suitable for the infrastructure of modern computer networks. These two solutions are the software-defined perimeter (SDP) and the traditional network access control (NAC) system. The comparison demonstrates that SDP can enhance the access control process and overcomes security challenges.  

ICEMIS’20, September 14–16, 2020, Almaty, Kazakhstan

© 2020 Association for Computing Machinery.

ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-7736-2/20/06…$15.00

https://doi.org/10.1145/3410352.3410754

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