Evaluation of health information requirement in management information System

AUTHORS

Maryam Ahmadi 1 , Farid Khorrami 2 , * , Shahram Zare 3 , Rahil Hosseini Eshpela 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Associate Professor Department of Health Information Management, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Master of Medical Records, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Associate Professor Department of Community Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences , Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 BA of Medical Records, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 15 (3); e88484
Published Online: May 31, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 12, 2010
Accepted: May 31, 2011

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Abstract

Introduction: Considering the importance of information, providing the management with
a reliable information system, can facilitate decision making regarding planning, organizing
and controlling. This study aimed to analyze and evaluate information needs of managers at
vice - chancellorship for treatment in Iranian medical science universities.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out during 2009. The study population
consisted all managers of vice-chancellor for treatment of 39 medical universities. Data
collection was based on a predesigned questionnaire. In this study two methods of business
system planning (BSP) and critical system factors (CSF). Data were analysed by SPSS
software.
Results: Of 669 identified information needs, 45% were initial information needs of
managers. 12% of the needs were not priorities and thus excluded. 14% of information
needs were obtained through the forms, 4% through the database, 21% through both the
form and database, 5% through the web site and 56% were without any sources.
Conclusion: It was shown that 56% of information needs of managers were without
sources, So, designing management information system based on critical success factors and
other scientific methods is necessary.

Keywords

Needs Assessment - Management Information System – Chancellor for Treatment

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