Volume 9, Issue 24 (7-2006)                   jha 2006, 9(24): 17-22 | Back to browse issues page

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Tavakkoli N, Yarmohammadian M, Ajami S, Hassanzadeh A. Information management on emergency departments at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences . jha. 2006; 9 (24) :17-22
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-308-en.html
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Introduction: For emergency patients, the quality of the treatment based on evidences and information, are key factors in their lives or dead or even disabilities for the rest of their lives. Considering this point the importance of information for timely decision making, and introducing appropriate plan for patients, in intensive centers such as emergency centers -in which lives and death of patients is a matter the question- would be raise, how information management would be act in terms of answering complete and timely to information needed by medical personals in ER?. This research is aimed to identification of Information management on emergency departments at Esfahan University of Medical Sciences

Methods: This is an observational study and its study community is the hospitals of Isfehan University of Medical Science. Tools for collecting data are check lists based on joint commission of standards of health care organizations, and researcher made questions, which after validity and reliability evaluation in six hospitals, have been completed. To achieve the goals and answer to research questions of SPSS software has been used.

Results: Maximum of most complete identities recorded data in emergency patients records, were in AL Zahra hospital (98.1%), and minimum to Kashani hospital (83.3%) (P<001). Statistical information have been recorded and collected in 70.8% of studied ERs. Frequency distribution for storage and retrieval of Emergency data showed that 50% of storage and retrieval of data have been done correctly. Result showed that in 64.8% of hospitals storage and retrieval of data have not been done at all, and the statistical information have been used as non-processed (raw) data. In 66.6% of cases the assignment of data was suitable. 

Conclusions: In studied hospitals' ERs information management in medical documents are desirable but least for appropriate for collecting data. A research results have been done in ER at Iran University hospitals showed different findings, comparing to this research and the data recording by reception personals in Isfehan University of Medical Sciences had better conditions.

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Received: 2009/05/2

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