There are different methods to evaluate Health Information Systems (HIS), such as Quality Evaluation of software products, human factors, and socio-technical approaches. This work aims to identify the main aspects used to evaluate HIS, and whether there are relationships between issues considered in assessment of software quality and the ones applied specific to the health domain. This was an exploratory study that included a literature search related to HIS evaluation and software quality analyses applying the norms of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/IEC), to identify aspects and features applied during the assessment process. The result is a proposal of an evaluation method based on the integration of these two evaluative approaches, combining or complementing the considered aspects. The method was applied to an evaluation of a natural language processing system to identify continuity of care in discharge summaries.
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