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A Study of the Elderly Health Management Information System in Iran
Farahnaz Sadoughi, Maryam Ahmadi, Mehraban Shahi, Nasrin Davaridolatabadi *
Assistant professor, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction: Information is increasingly being produced and change at any time. In Iran, the elderly population is growing. Therefore, managers need real-time data and when the decisions. This study was conducted to determine the status of the elderly health management information system.

Methods: This research was a qualitative study applied. The study population included all documentation the Ministry of Health and the Secretariat of the Supreme Council for the Elderly in the first step and the second step were all faculty geriatrics, health information management and health service management. The first step, gathering tool was the data collection form and in the second step was an interview guide. Purposive sampling, snowball was to reach a consensus. Finally, notes and interviews were summarized and analyzed.

Findings: The results showed that documentation handy at all health centers, non-automated data flow takes place, analyzing and reporting data was done paper. Finally, the information will be delayed available to decision-makers.

Conclusion: Responsible for health in Iran is Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MHME). The organization must create the appropriate infrastructure for the elderly information management system. This system includes input, process and retrieval of elderly information. Due to population aging, MHME must implement the health management information system that is a priority program of the Ministry.

Keywords: Elderly, Information Management System, Hospital, Qualitative Study
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/01/26 | Accepted: 2017/02/1 | Published: 2017/02/7
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Sadoughi F, Ahmadi M, Shahi M, Davaridolatabadi N. A Study of the Elderly Health Management Information System in Iran. Journal of Modern Medical Information Science. 2016; 2 (1) :1-10
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