Medical record sections in Hormozgan university of medical sciences affiliated hospitals

AUTHORS

Nasrin Davaridolatabadi 1 , * , Mehraban Shahi 1

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Instructor, Department of Medical Records, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 9 (3); e90389
Published Online: July 16, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 05, 2004
Accepted: July 16, 2005

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Abstract

Introduction: Medical Record Services are considered as one of the prominent
services in health sciences. To make sure of the providing required services and
to improve the services, the performance of the services must be evaluated. This
study is conducted to investigate the condition of "Medical Record Sections" at
Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS) affiliated hospitals.
Methods: In this the society of the study is the staff in charge at Medical Record
Sections in 11 hospitals affiliated to HUMS. View points of the staff about apace,
equipments, using technology and their activities were collected via a predesigned
questionnaire. The results were presented, using descriptive statistics.
Results: 81.8% of the under study sections, do not have the required staff. 91%
of them do not have required space and equipment. 81.8% of them do not have
an active medical record committee and none of them have computer networks.
Conclusion: Since some of the issues propounded at medical record committees
help to improve the quality of medical record sections, not having such a
committee not only results in issues like devoid of computer networks, not having
required staff, lack of space and equipment but also the number of issues increase
to not carrying out qualitative and quantitative studies. It is recommended that
medical record committees to be established by the in charge staff at the sections
to propound the issues at their hospitals concerning medical record.

Keywords

Medical Records – Medical Records Department Hospital – University Medical Centers

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