The cloud integration with the health information systems (HISs) has been raised in past years. Cloud implementation is yet seen to be in its primary level. It is more profound as the existing policies of Iraqi healthcare sector have highlighted the needs associated with such technologies to be able to minimize socioeconomic disparities within the sector. Cloud computing can offer a solution to manage and access healthcare records by using online software applications. In this paper, the researchers piloted the designed questionnaires as an essential step in the quantitative research design to determine the healthcare members’ perspectives about the validity of the research variables related to the organizational structure, system integrity, individuals, and cloud utilization. Two questionnaires were designed for both physicians and technicians and validated by a panel of experts. A pilot study was conducted to check the reliability of the proposed variables by measuring the internal consistency reliability. A total of 35 physicians and 32 technicians responded to the survey. The reliability test results showed that all proposed variables are reliable. And such, the developed questionnaires considered valid and reliable to use for further data collection. Furthermore, the proposed factors could be considered by the decision makers in formulating a successful utilization of cloud health information systems (CHISs) in Iraq.
Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue