Evaluation of the weakness and strength points of the financial information system from the viewpoint of the main users of educational hospitals of Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences: 2013-2014

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Farahnaz Sadoughi 1 , Bahiye Aalaei 1 , *

1 Department of Health Information Technology, School of Management and Medical Information, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Sadoughi F , Aalaei B . Evaluation of the weakness and strength points of the financial information system from the viewpoint of the main users of educational hospitals of Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences: 2013-2014, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2017 ; 6(2):e81251.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 6 (2); e81251
Published Online: July 21, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 22, 2016
Accepted: May 02, 2017

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Abstract

Introduction: Nowadays none of the fields of human knowledge has remained unaffected by informatics and information technology. Health and treatment categories are no exception to this, too. Therefore, this study was conducted aiming at evaluating the financial information system of educational hospital of JundiShapuor University of Medical Sciences in Ahvaz.

Methods: This research was an applied type in nature drawing upon a descriptive method. The study was carried out in hospitals affiliated to JundiShapuor University of Medical Sciences in 2013 to 2014 in Ahvaz. A questionnaire was made to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the financial information system. Data received from participants who were willing to answer the questions. Content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by the experts and its reliability was measured using SPSS software and Cronbach’s alpha method (89%).

Conclusion: The findings revealed that financial information system indices such as precise and correct financial calculations, support and classification of information, detailed services to patient report, report of purchase requests of sections, insurance bills of patients, and provision of processed financial information to the internal beneficiaries (as strong points) had a higher average than the features of communication with the internal and external information system and maximization of capital (as weak points).

Results: The results of this study showed that the financial information system is in a moderate upward situation, which has improved and upgraded the financial information system of Ahwaz hospitals

Keywords

Hospital Information System Financial Information Management Systems Hospitals Indices

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