Health  Vol.7 No.8 , August 2015
Evaluation of International Standards of Management of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) in Khorasan Razavi Hospitals from the Perspective of Managers
ABSTRACT
The general goal of the management of communication and information technology (MCIT) in the health sector, is to accelerate collecting, achieving and supporting the health system processes, and effective decision-making for managing this system; because preparing and providing health care services for society is very complex, and highly dependent on the information system. The aim of this investigation is to determine the mean scores of the possibility of implementing the MCIT standards in Khorasan Razavi hospitals, from the perspective of managers. This was a cross sectional descriptive-analytic study conducted in two steps in all hospitals. In the first step, the applicability of the standards in hospitals was studied. In the second step, the current status of hospitals was compared with international standards MCIT. In order to determine the validity of the questionnaires, opinions of professors and experts were acquired. Regarding the reliability, the SPSS V. 12 calculated the value of Cronbach’s to be 0.95 for the first questionnaire and 0.86 for the second questionnaire. Data were analyzed using statistic tests of one way ANOVA and t-test. The level of significance was fixed at 0.5. In the 16 hospitals studied, the mean and standard deviation of MCIT were (57.25 ± 13.74). The MCIT standards are applicable in hospitals of Khorasan Razavi according to half (49.4%) of managers; nonetheless, their application requires greater efforts by the hospitals.

Cite this paper
Shojaei, S. , Farzianpour, F. , Arab, M. , Foroushani, A. and Roknabadi, E. (2015) Evaluation of International Standards of Management of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) in Khorasan Razavi Hospitals from the Perspective of Managers. Health, 7, 920-926. doi: 10.4236/health.2015.78109.
References
[1]   Farzianpour, F., Arab, M., Amoozagar, S., Fouroshani, A.R., Rashidian, A., Moghadam, M.N. and Hosseini, S. (2011) Evaluation of International Standards of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QPS) in Hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) from the Managers’ Point of View. World Applied Sciences Journal, 15, 647-653.

[2]   Gha-zi-Saeedi, M., Davarpanah, A. and Safdari, R. (2007) Health Information Management. Mahan Publication, Tehran. [In Persian]

[3]   Aggelidis, V.P. and Chatzoglou, P.D. (2012) Hospital Information Systems: Measuring End User Computing Satisfaction (EUCS). Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 45, 566-579.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2012.02.009

[4]   Ammenwerth, E., Rauchegger, F., Ehlers, F., Hirsch, B. and Schaubmayr, Ch. (2011) Effect of a Nursing Information System on the Quality of Information Processing in Nursing: An Evaluation Study Using the HIS-Monitor Instrument. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 80, 25-38.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.10.010

[5]   Hosseini, A. (2006) Designing a Logical Model of Hospital Information System for Teaching General Hospitals of the Medical Universities in Tehran: 2005-2006. Ph.D. Thesis, Iran.

[6]   Chen, R.F. and Hsiao, J.L. (2012) An Investigation on Physicians’ Acceptance of Hospital Information Systems: A Case Study. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 81, 810-820.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.05.003

[7]   Elbanna, A. (2010) From Intention to Use to Actual Rejection: The Journey of an e-Procurement System. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 23, 81-99.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17410391011008914

[8]   Aggelidis, V.P. and Chatzoglou, P.D. (2012) Hospital Information Systems: Measuring End User Computing Satisfaction (EUCS). Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 45, 566-579.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2012.02.009

[9]   Meli, P.L. (2008) Perspectives of Health Information Management Faculty Use of an e-Learning Laboratory & Technology Acceptance. Ph.D. Thesis, College of Education, University of Central Florida.

[10]   Farzianpour, F., Foroushani, A.R., Rahmany, K. and Mehrabany, K.B. (2015) Evaluation of In-Service Training and Staff Qualifications and Education in Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Service Science and Management, 8, 332-338.
http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jssm.2015.83035

[11]   Azizi, A., Hajavi, A., Haghani, H. and Sho-jaei Baghini, M. (2010) Respect Rate of Hospital Information System Criteria of American College of Physicians in Educational Hospitals of Iran, Tehran, and Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences Universities. Health Information Management, 7, 323-329. [In Persian]

[12]   Farzianpour, F., Nourijelyani, K., Zandiyan, H., Zahirian Moghadam, T. and Zahirian Moghadam, S. (2014) Accreditation Maternity and Obstetric Services (MOS), Based on the Accreditation Standards of the Joint Commission International (JCI). Health, 6, 2453-2460.
http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/health.2014.618282

[13]   Amirifar, S. and Farzianpour, F. (2010) Evaluation of Emergency Department in Emam Khomeyni Hospital Based on Standards Ministry of Health and Medical Education and Standards Joint Commission International. Thesis, Faculty of Paramedical, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. [In Persian]

[14]   Farzianpour, F., Hosseini, S.H., Arani, S.S. and Bakhtiyari, A. (2014) Evaluation of International Standards of Patient and Family Rights (PFR) from Chief Nurses’ Point of View in Hospitals of Iran. Pensee Journal, 76, 372-382.

[15]   Farzianpour, F., Hamedani, A.T., Godarzi, L., Askari, R. and Hosseini, S.S. (2013) Evaluation of Customer Relationship Management in a Teaching Hospital. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10, 344-352.
http://www.thescipub.com/ajas.toc
http://dx.doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.344.352


[16]   Turani, S., Zarnagh, R.K. and Farhadi, F. (2010) Readiness of Educational Hospitals of Iran. Readiness of Educational Hospitals of Iran University of Medical Sciences for Establishment Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Hospitals: Approach of Patient Centered, (May/10/2010), Olympic Hotel. Institute of Human Resource Empowerment, Iran. (In Persian)

 
 
Top