Volume 10, Number 5 (1-2017)                   payavard 2017, 10(5): 409-418 | Back to browse issues page


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Mirabootalebi N, Ahmadi M, Dehghani M, Khani S, Azad M. Electronic Medical Records, A New Step in Technology of Health System: Administrators and Physicians` Perspective. payavard. 2017; 10 (5) :409-418
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6113-en.html

1- Master of Science in Health Information Technology, School of Medicine, Mother and Child Welfare Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran , nmirabootalebi@tums.ac.ir
2- Associate Professor, Health Information Management Department, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Master of Science in Health Information Technology, School of Para-Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
4- General Physician, School of Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
5- Master of Science in Biostatistics, School of Para-Medicine, Mother and Child Welfare Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Abstract:   (2370 Views)

Background and Aim: Electronic Medical Record system collects and stores laboratory data, digital images and electronic versions. It plays a major role in reducing medical errors and duplication and health care providers immediate access to patient medical records. This study aimed to examine the viewpoints of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences' administrators on the role of electronic Medical records system.  
Materials and Methods: The study was a descriptive-analytical research to examine the viewpoints of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences' administrators and physicians on the role of electronic medical records system. The study population consisted of 61 managers, matrons and health information managers of Hormozgan hospitals and 121 faculty physicians and residents. Data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire. The validity was determined and verified by content validity method and experts' views. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used for assessing reliability, which was 83%. Data collected from the questionnaires was analyzed using SPSS software and descriptive statistics and analytical statistics.
Results: Results indicated that "data management" (N=146) with 77.5%, "job objectives and processes" (N=160) with 87.9%, "communication" (N=163) with 89.6%, "data privacy and security" (N=152) with 83.1% had the most important roles in the health system. 
Conclusion: Generally, managers and physicians attitudes about the role of electronic medical records system in the health system was evaluated satisfactorily. According to the advantages of the system and removing major obstacles in its implementation, a new step would be taken in order to promote health.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Information Technology
Received: 2017/01/30 | Accepted: 2017/01/30 | Published: 2017/01/30

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