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The role of information management in successful implementation of clinical governance
Ali Mohammad Mosadeghrad, Farahnaz Sadoughi, Moloud Ghorbani
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The Role of Information Management in the Successful Implementation of Clinical Governance

Mosadeghrad Ali Mohammad1, Sadoughi Farahnaz2, Ghorbani Moloud3 *

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2. Professor, Department of Health Information Management, School of Health Management and Medical Informatics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3. MSc, Department of Health Information Management, School of Health Management and Medical Informatics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

*Correspondence: Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

  Email: ghorbanimoloud@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction: The ability of managers to use accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information is an important factor for organizational success. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of information management in the successful implementation of clinical governance in the hospitals of Khuzestan province, Iran.

Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 40 hospitals of Khuzestan province in 2014, using a valid and reliable researcher-made questionnaire included 35 questions about 7 dimensions of clinical governance. All clinical governance managers of the hospitals were asked to complete the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics (such as correlation coefficient and logistic regression) by SPSS 19.

Results: The mean success rate of clinical governance in the hospitals of Khuzestan was 65.6 percent. The mean score of information management of clinical governance was 62.4 percent. There was statistically significant relationship between information management and successful implementation of clinical governance (P=0.01). Appropriate use of health technology and information systems by the staff, staff training in data documentation, and using hospital information in decision-making process, planning, control, and evaluation had great effect on the successful implementation of clinical governance.

Conclusion: Due to the important role of accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information and information management system in the successful implementation of clinical governance, hospital managers should provide necessary facilities for collection, analysis, and use of hospital information. Hospital staff should be trained in data documentation.

Key­words: Clinical Governance, Information Management, Hospital, Quality Management

Keywords: Clinical Governance, Information Management, Hospital, Quality Management
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Mosadeghrad A M, Sadoughi F, Ghorbani M. The role of information management in successful implementation of clinical governance. hbrj. 2016; 2 (3) :207-221
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