Volume 8, Issue 2 (6-2012)                   HSR 2012, 8(2): 275-281 | Back to browse issues page

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Bouraghi H, Valinejadi A, Kiani M, Khodadadi M, Yazdanyar M, Vakilimofrad H et al . A Survey on the Knowledge of Managers of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences about Applications of Hospital Information System. HSR 2012; 8 (2) :275-281
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1- Lecturer, Department of Medical Librarianship and Information Science, School of Allied Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- PhD Candidate, Department of Health information Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- MSc Student, Department of Librarianship and Information Science, School of Educational Science and Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
4- MSc in MBA
5- MSc, Department Educational Science, School of Psychology and Social Science, Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University Central, Tehran, Iran
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Background: The planners and managers in health policy sector are responsible for policy making and planning of the health structure of a country. Therefore, they need to have access to reasonable and accurate information. Knowledge of managers about the applications of hospital information system is therefore of high importance. This study aimed to survey the knowledge of managers of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences (Iran) about the applications of hospital information system.Methods: This descriptive, analytical, cross-sectional study was performed on 40 managers of healthcare centers of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences during 2011. Data was collected by questionnaires. Descriptive statistics, central indices, and statistical dispersion were used for describing data. Kruskal-Wallis test was also used to analyze the data with SPSS.Findings: While the majority of the managers (77.5%) had moderate level of knowledge, 12.5% had desirable level of knowledge about managerial applications of hospital information system. Pharmacy managers had the greatest and radiology managers had the lowest levels of knowledge.Conclusion: Educational courses are necessary for better application of hospital information system in all parts of hospitals.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2012/06/15 | Published: 2012/06/15

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