Farahnaz Sadoughi

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OBJECTIVES Predicting the length of stay (LOS) of patients in a hospital is important in providing them with better services and higher satisfaction, as well as helping the hospital management plan and managing hospital resources as meticulously as possible. We propose applying data mining techniques to extract useful knowledge and draw an accurate model to(More)
INTRODUCTION Patient Safety Information Systems (PSIS) are prerequisite for any patient safety program. The purpose of the study was to review PSISs in developed countries and to customize a preliminary framework for such systems for Iran. METHODS Three developed countries in the field of patient safety including the USA, England and Australia were(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the hospital information system (HIS) software based on user requirements in Iran. Through a descriptive study 5 vendors which had the best selling software products among the university hospitals were selected. HIS softwares were evaluated based on checklist and through the observation in 8 hospitals according to(More)
INTRODUCTION National hospital discharge data system can play a critical role in community health assessment, disease surveillance, strategic planning, policymaking, service quality control, and research. Moreover, the quality of hospital discharge data affects the usefulness of the data and is one of the prerequisites for effective utilization of the data.(More)
A growing capacity of information technologies in collection, storage and transmission of information in unprecedented amounts has produced significant problems about the availability of wide limit of the consumers of Electronic Health Records of Patients. With regard to the existence of many approaches to developing Electronic Health Records, the basic(More)
Complicacy of clinical decisions justifies utilization of information systems such as artificial intelligence (e.g. expert systems and neural networks) to achieve better decisions, however, application of these systems in the medical domain faces some challenges. We aimed at to review the applications of these systems in the medical domain and discuss about(More)
A growing capacity of information technologies in collection, storage and transmission of information has added a great deal of concerns since electronic records can be accessed by numerous consumers at various locations. Thus, the basic question is “what kind of Model is suitable for guaranteeing the confidentiality of EHR information in Iran?” The present(More)
Qualityofdiagnosticdatadependsonaccurate coding. Thepurposeof this studywas toassess theaccuracy of principal diagnosis coding and its effective factors. To achieve this aim, three hundred and seventy medical records were randomly selected and recoded blindly (as gold standard). The effects of possible factors on accuracy of coding which was gathered(More)
Our aim was to use the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process approach to prioritize the factors that influence nurses' satisfaction with a hospital information system. First, we reviewed the related literature to identify and select possible factors. Second, we developed an analytic hierarchy process framework with three main factors (quality of services, of(More)
Many projects on developing Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have been carried out in many countries. The current study was conducted to review the published data on the utilization of open source EHR systems in different countries all over the world. Using free text and keyword search techniques, six bibliographic databases were searched for related(More)