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Dehghan A, Sadeghzadeh M, Khormaie F, Mehrabi A, Fotouhi N. A Comparison of the Difference between Public and Private Health Centers’ Readiness in Terms of Using Health Business Intelligence Systems. jha. 2016; 19 (64) :31-42
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1- Instructor of Department of Information Technology, School of Engineering and Technology, Salman Farsi University of Kazeroun, Kazeroun, Iran , dehghan.itsu@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor of Department of Psychology, School of Literature and Humanity, Salman Farsi University of Kazeroun, Kazeroun, Iran
3- Assistant Professor of Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
4- Bachelor of Information Technology, School of Engineering and Technology, Salman Farsi University of Kazeroun, Kazeroun, Iran
Abstract:   (1440 Views)

Introduction: Implementation of health business intelligence (HBI) systems has become essential in hospitals and health centers in developing countries. As public and private health centers have different approaches to modern information systems, this study has investigated two sets of public and private health centers to see whether they are ready to set up these systems. 

Methods: The population included all managers, employees, experts and computer and IT technicians of health centers and hospitals in two cities of Shiraz and Yasuj. Data was collected via the administration of the questionnaire, “Organization’s Readiness in Terms of Using Health Business Intelligence Systems”, to 307 participants. Cronbach’s Alpha and factor analysis was used to investigating reliability and validity. Cronbach’s alpha values were in range 0.70 to 0.88. In order to investigate the significant difference between public and private health centers in terms of their total score regarding their readiness in using HBI, the independent T-test was applied. In addition, the MANOVA test was used to evaluate the factors related to the use of HBI. SPSS 18 was used to analyzing the Data.

Results: Results showed a significant difference between public and private health centers in terms of the total score of their readiness to use HBI (P<0, 04). Moreover, there is a significant difference between these centers in terms of senior IT management (P<0, 05), organization (P<0.003) and information technology services (P<0.009). However, no significant difference was found between public and private health centers in terms of information subsystems.

Conclusion: Regarding the important role of new information systems, it is necessary for health centers of our country, especially the public ones, to plan for the provision of new information systems so that hospital information management would not face any challenge in near future.

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Received: 2015/07/8 | Accepted: 2016/06/11 | Published: 2016/06/11

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