Shahram Tofighi

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Medication dosing errors are frequent in neonatal wards. In an Iranian neonatal ward, a 7.5 months study was designed in three periods to compare the effect of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) without and with decision support functionalities in reducing non-intercepted medication dosing errors in antibiotics and anticonvulsants. Before(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the significant effect of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) in reducing nonintercepted medication errors among neonatal inpatients, only a minority of hospitals have successfully implemented such systems. Physicians' resistance and users' frustration seem to be two of the most important barriers. One solution might be to involve(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the theory that on-line clinical decision support systems can improve patients' safety among hospitalised individuals has gained greater acceptance. However, the feasibility of implementing such a system in a middle or low-income country has rarely been studied. Understanding the current prescription process and a proper needs(More)
Hospitals have been at the core of health care in most countries during past decades, in view of the importance and criticality of their services and absorbing the highest quota of health care financial resources. Specific problems associated with these organizations in developing countries, such as Iran, have further added to the attention they have(More)
INTRODUCTION Cognizance of any error-prone professional activities has a great impact on the continuity of professional organizations in the competitive atmosphere, particularly in health care industry where every second has critical value in patients' life saving. Considering invaluable functions of medical record department - as legal document and(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying and employing appropriate learning styles could play an important role in selecting teaching styles in order to improve education. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the relationship between learning styles preferences and gender, educational major and status in first year students at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. (More)
In health care industry, EHR has been advocated to improve care quality. The journey toward the development and adaptation of EHR should be holistic and integrate all the EHR’s building blocks-health record management, business process improvement (BPI), collaboration and innovation, change management, user governance, etc.—that are intertwined together as(More)
This research project sought to design and implement a computerized clinical decision support system (CDSS) that was able to identify patients who were at risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), as well as produce reminders for prophylactic action for these diseases. The main purpose of the CDSS was to attempt to reduce the morbidity(More)
Introduction. Self assessment is provided by Excellence models covers all the factors affecting qualitative and quantitative improvement of organizational performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate performance of universities of medical sciences based on EFQM. Methods. This interventional study was done in 2010-2011.13 universities among 41 medical(More)
CONTEXT The Medical Records Department (MRD) is an important source for evaluating and planning of healthcare services; therefore, hospital managers should improve their performance not only in the short-term but also in the long-term plans. The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a tool in the management system that enables organizations to correct operational(More)