Management in Health, Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

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OPTIMIZING INFORMATION FORMS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE

Shahla FOOZONKHAH, Zahra MAHMODI

Abstract


Background: The medical record forms are becoming outdated and need to update and comply with international efforts and health care requirements future payment system. Redesigning medical record forms could result in complying current demands.

Methods: The Iran Ministry of Health detected known barriers in the current medical record forms and redesigned medical records forms, to address those barriers through taking into account the views of stakeholders, experts and international efforts.

Results: The interventions categorized in four different categories: changed, unchanged, deleted and added. Unchanged items used again in the designed forms; if there are slight changes such as changing sub-categories of items, the items will be in the changed category. No stakeholders or specialist or international studies approve the deleted items. Added items included in the forms based on the study results.

Conclusion: This study has narrowed the gap between current form and international efforts. This study identifies the forms current situation and based on requirements and other country’s experience, the final forms designed.

 

Keywords: Redesign, medical record forms, national, international


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