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Momenzadeh S, Zarei A, Famil Rouhany S A A, Dehghani L. A Proposed Architecture for Designing Integrated Information Systems in Research and Development Department of Universities of Medical Sciences: A Case Study of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. payavard 2021; 15 (2) :197-211
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1- Ph.D. Candidate in Knowledge and Information Science, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran , atefehzarei@iauh.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Library and Information Science, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
Abstract:   (807 Views)
Background and Aim: This study aimed to propose a consistent architecture to design integrated and flexible information systems for the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS). 
Materials and Methods: This applied research employed an integrated design based on business system planning (BSP) and James Martin's model for the design of information systems. The statistical population of this study included 27 managers and experts of AJUMS Vice-Chancellorship department for Research and Technology. Data collection was carried out using structured interview, observation, and document analysis. A contrast matrix was then used for data analysis.
Results: In total, 53 processes and 60 data classes were identified. Using a multi-layered architectural model (presentation, process, data and infrastructure), the results were presented in the form of a proposed architecture. In the proposed architecture, 12 subsystems and the relationships among them were identified; such subsystems as library, research activities, sabbatical leave, conference, fellowship, publication, innovation and technology, laboratory information, theses, budget and planning, social subsystem and knowledge-management networks. The results also showed that the level of coverage of the processes, data classes, and objectives by existing information systems were 53%, 50%, and 55%, respectively, and increased to full coverage in proposed or optimal modes.
Conclusion: By identifying the required information systems, it is possible to accurately plan and successfully use these systems in this study. The results of the present study can be used to implement the architecture of information systems of Research and Technology Departments of other universities of medical sciences (UMSs) in Iran, which can have a significant effect on saving cost and time.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Medical Library & Information Sciences
ePublished: 1399/07/23

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