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PhD Student, Health Information Management, School of Para Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: Emergency information management system helps to improve the quality of the services rendered in emergency department, to meet the legal, requirements, accreditations, and research purposes. This study aimed to examine and compare teaching and non-teaching hospitals emergency centers' information management systems affiliated to Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013. Data were collected using two self-made check lists. Validity of instrument was determined based on content validity and sample size was calculated according to the size of the population, including 4 teaching and 3 non-teaching hospitals. 749 records out of 4656 ones were selected using a stratified random sampling method. Data analysis was performed through descriptive statistics using SPSS 16 Software. T-student test was used to examine differences between scores of teaching and non-teaching hospitals on various aspects.

Results: None of the investigated systems used quality analysis to improve the quality of the collected data. It was found that 43% of investigated emergency centers had not taken any actions for data organizing in medical records. Only 14.5% of emergency centers had classified data contained in records. The mean score of registered medical, financial, and identification of the health care providers data of teaching hospitals was revealed to be higher than non-teaching ones (P<0.01).

Conclusion: In general, emergency centers' information management systems in teaching hospitals had better conditions than those of non-teaching hospitals. Given the major role of emergency information management systems, health managers and policy makers need to plan and set policies required for upgrading their information systems.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/01/21 | Accepted: 2015/05/22 | Published: 2015/06/22

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