Assessing Features of Laboratory Information System in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, 2014

Meraji, M and Ramezan Ghorbani, N and Yasaghi, S and Kimiafar, Kh (2016) Assessing Features of Laboratory Information System in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, 2014. Journal of Paramedical Sciences & Rehabilitation, 5 (3). pp. 24-33.

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Abstract

Purpose: One of the subsystems of information system health is a laboratory information system (LIS) which is used to order tests, help processing of taken samples, receive the results of analyzer and provide reports. Despite advantages, there are difficulties in LIS implementation. Therefore, this study assesses abilities and features of teaching hospital’s LIS in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in the year 2014. Methods: This descriptive-sectional study was conducted on the laboratory Information System of teaching hospitals of Mashhad University in 2014. Through literature review, using health information system evaluation indicators of Ministry of Health and Medical Education (3/4ed) and surveying final user opinion; necessary features of laboratory Information System was specified. According to the determined features in checklist format, teaching hospitals of Mashhad University was assessed. Descriptive statistics were used to analysis the data. Results: In general, LISs of teaching hospitals of Mashhad University have 69. 09 percent of the determined features. These features classified in three groups (a) the Laboratory processes (b) samples and tests and (c) financial and management reports. The findings showed that LISs had 72 of features related to laboratory process, 71. 4 of features related to test and samples and 62.5 of features related to financial and management reports. Laboratory process showed the maximum features and financial and management reports had the minimum features. Conclusion: With regard to findings, the conditions of the laboratory Information System of teaching hospitals of Mashhad University are relatively appropriate. In order to improve the laboratory services quality, it is recommended that features such as communication with other information system and laboratory test`s quality control included in the system and Assign more priority to the groups of patients with special diseases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Paramedical Science and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: jpsr jpsr
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 14:16
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 14:16
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6139

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