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Phd Student of Health Information Management, Health Information Management Research Center, Hormozgan Univercity of Medical Siensces, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Introduction: Health care facilities have intended to mechanize their information systems. The rate of mechanization of information systems is not similar within these organizations. This study aimed to assess the mechanization rate of hospital information system among four teaching- general hospitals in Kerman in 2012.

Methods: This applied research was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in four teaching general hospitals. A Ministry of Health and Medical Education checklist on “Health Information System evaluation” was used for data gathering. Data was analyzed using SPSS 13 and Excel through descriptive statistics.

Results: The Findings of this study revealed that the highest and the lowest mechanization progress rate of hospital information system were concerned with medical record information system and decision support with 91.66 per cent and 15.62 per cent, respectively.

Conclusion: It is recommended that executives establish a committee to plan, organize, supervise and hold training courses and conduct periodic assessment of hospital information system in order to identify and amend weaknesses and also allocate adequate budget to hospital information system.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/10/12 | Accepted: 2015/01/11 | Published: 2015/04/21