Volume 8, Number 21 (10-2005)                   jha 2005, 8(21): 111-116 | Back to browse issues page


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Hosseini, Delgoshaei, Maher, Haghani. Managers' Attitude Towards the Characteristics of Information Systems in Decision-making at Teaching Hospitals Affiliated with Iran University of Medical Sciences, 2004-2005. jha. 2005; 8 (21) :111-116
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-145-en.html

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Introduction: The ability of an organization depends on the quality of decisions it makes. Information system plays a crucial role in this process. The present study dealt with determining the attitudes of managers towards the characteristics of information systems in decision- making at teaching hospitals affiliated with Iran University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: The study was a cross-sectional in nature. The research population included hospital managers, directors and nursing supervisors. Data collection was carried out through a questionnaire constructed by the researcher. Validity of the research instrument was determined by content validity and Test-retest.

Findings: The majority of managers (59.5%) emphasized the importace of information systems in decision-making process. Information systems mainly support the problem identification phase (59.5%) but not the implementation of the decisions (8.3%). Information systems focused on financial performance information (36.1).
Conclusion: the findings of the study indicated that utilization of information systems could minimize improper decisions and improve quality of services.

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Received: 2008/11/1

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