Information needs assessment of nursing offices based on critical success factors and business system planning

AUTHORS

Maryam Ahmadi 1 , Roghayeh Skoorchi 2 , Shahram Zare 3 , Farid Khorrami 4 , * , Nasrin Moradi 5

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

2 Associate Professor Department of Medical Library & Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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

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

5 Master of Medical Records, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Ahmadi M, Skoorchi R, Zare S , Khorrami F, Moradi N. Information needs assessment of nursing offices based on critical success factors and business system planning, Hormozgan Med J. 2010 ; 14(2):e88546.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 14 (2); e88546
Published Online: March 11, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 16, 2009
Accepted: March 11, 2010

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Abstract

Introduction: Proving management with a reliable information system, can facilitate
decision making regarding planning, organization and control. This study aims to evaluate
information needs of Iranian Nursing Offices.
Methods: This applied, cross-sectional research utilizes critical success factor (CSF) and
business system planning (BSP) methods to assess information needs Iranian nursing
offices.
Results: Of 78 identified information needs, 56% were initial information needs of
managers. 18% of information needs were found to be critical success factors of managers
of nursing office. The first priority of managers was "the number of manpower employed
at hospitals separated by wards". 5% of the identified information needs were not
priorities and thus excluded, 3% were through the web site and 70% were without
sources.
Conclusion: Despite the important role of users in designing information systems,
other scientific methods also need to be utilized in designing information systems.

Keywords

Hospital Information Systems - Management Information Systems - Nursing Office

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