Factors affecting successful implementation of hospital information systems

Farzandipour, M. and Rangraz-Jeddi, F. and Azimi, E. (2016) Factors affecting successful implementation of hospital information systems. Acta Informatica Medica, 24 (1). pp. 51-55.

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Background: Today, the use of information systems in health environments, like any other fields,is necessary and organizational managers are convinced to use these systems. However, managers' satisfaction is not the only factor in successfully implementing these systems and failed information technology projects (IT) are reported despite the consent of the directors. Therefore, this study aims to determine the factors affecting the successful implementation of a hospital information system. Methods: The study was carried out as a descriptive method in 20 clinical hospitals that the hospital information system (HIS) was conducted in them. The clinical and paraclinical users of mentioned hospitals are the study group. 400 people were chosen as samples in scientific method and the data was collected using a questionnaire consisted of three main human, managerial and organizational, and technological factors, by questionnaire and interview. Then the data was scored in Likert scale (score of 1 to 5) and were analyzed using the SPSS software. Results: About 75 percent of the population were female, with average work experience of 10 years and the mean age was 30 years. The human factors affecting the success of hospital information system implementation achieved the mean score of 3.5, both organizational and managerial factors 2.9 and technological factors the mean of 3. Conclusion: Human factors including computer skills, perceiving usefulness and perceiving the ease of a hospital information system use are more effective on the acceptance and successful implementation of hospital information systems; then the technological factors play a greater role. It is recommended that for the successful implementation of hospital information systems, most of these factors to be considered. ©2016 Mehrdad Farzandipur, Fatemeh Rangraz jeddi, Esmaeil Azimi.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; clinical trial; controlled clinical trial; data analysis software; female; hospital information system; human; interview; Likert scale; multicenter study; questionnaire; skill; work experience
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Para medicine > Department of Management & Health Information Technology
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 22:01
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 14:52
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/212

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