Leila Ahmadian

Leila Ahmadian
Kerman University of Medical Sciences | KMU · Health Information Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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December 2015 - present
Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2006 - January 2011
Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam
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  • PhD Student
August 2006 - February 2011
University of Amsterdam
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (111)
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Background Patient safety is a central healthcare policy worldwide. Adverse drug events (ADE) are among the main threats to patient safety. Children are at a higher risk of ADE in each stage of medication management process. ADE rate is high in the administration stage, as the final stage of preventing medication errors in pediatrics and neonates....
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PURPOSE The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate studies in which health information technology was used to improve ostomy care and management. METHODS Systematic literature review. SEARCH STRATEGIES The review was performed according to PRISMA Guidelines. Three scientific databases, Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science, were searched...
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Background Extracting information from free texts using natural language processing (NLP) can save time and reduce the hassle of manually extracting large quantities of data from incredibly complex clinical notes of cancer patients. This study aimed to systematically review studies that used NLP methods to identify cancer concepts from clinical not...
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Introduction People need health information to maintain their health. Despite the variety of sources and tools for providing health information, there is little evidence about Iranian people's preferences in using these sources and tools. The objective of this study was to identify the preferred health information sources, tools, and methods for pr...
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Background and Aims: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively common disorder that, due to its debilitating nature, significantly affects personal abilities, job performance, social adjustment, and interpersonal relationships. There are significant barriers to accessing evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy as a first-line treatmen...
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Objective: Medication errors are the third leading cause of death. There are several methods to prevent prescription errors, one of which is to use a Computerized Physician Order Entry system (CPOE). In a CPOE system, necessary data needs to be collected so that making decisions about prescribing medications and treatment plans could be made. Alth...
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Background: Many factors may affect pregnant women's willingness to accept information (IT) technology and share their personal and health information. One of these factors is their e-health literacy level. Objective: To investigate the relationship between e-health literacy and IT acceptance, as well as the willingness of pregnant women to shar...
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Background and aim: Iranian hospitals are provided with hospital information systems (HISs) from different vendors, which make it hardly possible to summarize laboratory data in an consistent manner. Therefore, there is a need to design a minimum data set of laboratory data that will define standard criteria and reduce potential medical errors. Th...
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Considering the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to use electronic health (e-health) to prevent, diagnose, and treat this disease. According to reports on the use of e-health technology in past and present crises, this technology can have the potential to improve the quality and the quantity of provided services and control...
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Background To facilitate disease management, understanding the attitude of healthcare professionals regarding the use of this tool can help mobile health (mHealth) program developers develop appropriate interventions. Aims To assess the perspective of healthcare professionals regarding the contribution of mobile-based interventions in the preventi...
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Background: Liver cancer is the third most common cause of cancer mortality. Artificial intelligence, as a diagnostic tool, can reduce physicians’ working load. However, the main fear is that due to the existence of many causes and factors, liver diseases are not easily diagnosed. This study analyzes liver disease intelligently. Various decision tr...
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Many medical errors occur in the process of treating cardiovascular patients, and most of these errors are related to prescription errors. There are several, one of the methods to prevent prescription errors is the use of a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system. One of the obstacles of implementing this system is improper design and non-...
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Introduction: Various training methods such as web-based training tools have been developed to achieve the potential benefits of classification systems developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Given that users of these tools have different levels of capability, usability problems could reduce the speed and accuracy of learning among users...
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Introduction: Various training methods such as web-based training tools have been developed to achieve the potential benefits of classification systems developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Given that users of these tools have different levels of capability, usability problems could reduce the speed and accuracy of learning among users...
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Background and aims: Many people around the world, especially at the time of the Covid-19 outbreak, are concerned about their e-health data. The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes of patients with Covid-19 toward sharing their health data for research and their concerns about security and privacy. Methods: This survey is a cross-...
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Objectives Despite the mHealth interventions’ potential to provide remote services and help in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer patients, the impact of these interventions has not been investigated yet. The aim of this study was to identify mHealth interventions for the care of lung cancer patients and evaluate their effectiveness.Methods...
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Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, chronic patients are at a higher risk of contamination with the virus. Specific strategies are required to restrict these patients' exposure to contaminated areas and improve medication adherence. One suggested strategy is tele-visiting, which is effective for the continuity of care and medication adherenc...
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Background: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has the highest mortality rate in the world. ICU has special equipment that leads to the hospital's most costly parts. The length of stay in the ICU is a special issue, and reducing this time is a practical approach. We aimed to use artificial intelligence to help early and timely diagnosis of the disease to h...
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Background As a common disease among people of almost any age, allergic rhinitis has many adverse effects such as lowering the quality of life and efficiency at work or school. Considering these conditions and the collection of large amounts of data, the present research was conducted on allergic rhinitis and asthma patients' data to extract the co...
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Introduction Using information technology (IT) for purposes such as patient education and disease prevention and management is effective when patients are ready to use it. The objective of this study was to determine the readiness of patients with renal failure to use health IT. Methods This study was performed on all dialysis patients in South Kh...
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Purpose Despite the presence of electronic medical records systems, traditional paper-based methods are often used in many countries to document data and eliminate medical record deficiencies. These methods waste patient and hospital resources. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the traditional deficiency management system and determine the r...
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Abstract Background To optimize appointment systems, it is necessary to assess their users’ perspectives. This study aims to determine the use of various appointment systems among patients in academic outpatient centers and to investigate their perspectives and satisfaction. Methods This survey study was conducted on 332 patients or those accompany...
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Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate HIV/AIDS mobile applications using the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) and rate the features of these applications using the new tool called the Feature-based Application Rating Method (FARM). Methods In this study, all available HIV/AIDS apps in Iran from Cafe Bazaar and Google Play Store due to...
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Background Despite the use of health information technology (HIT) for controlling and managing lupus, its effectiveness has not been well studied. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of HIT in controlling and managing lupus. Methods We searched Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase, using "self-management", "self-care" and...
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Background and aims: Geography plays an important role in the incidence of respiratory diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology and geographical distribution of death due to noninfectious lower respiratory diseases (NILRDs). Methods: Data related to all death due to NILRD in Kerman Province between 2012 and 2018 were e...
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Background One of the most important functions of the admission unit is the speed of staff in receiving the information correctly and recording them on the computer, and providing suitable conditions for continuing the patient's treatment. The occurrence of errors in data recording affects the quality of care and may have unfavorable consequences....
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Background The timely and accurate diagnosis of ENT (Ear, Nose, and throat) diseases in deprived areas is very important due to the increased burden of the disease in high-risk populations. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify, validate and prioritize the information needs of stakeholders of a tele-otology system for diagnosing ear d...
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Background Lack of attention to end-users' requirements and preferences may lead to the failure of health information technology (IT) interventions. Identifying users’ needs for designing a mobile application can lead to the development of an acceptable intervention. This study aimed to determine the requirements for designing a mobile application...
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Objective: Despite the benefits of applying Information technology (IT) in-home care some challenges may affect the quality of the services. To deal with these challenges, it is required to identify them before providing such services. Therefore, the aim of this study is to systematically determine the challenges and barriers of using health IT in...
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Background Despite the rapid expansion of electronic health records, the use of computer mouse and keyboard, challenges the data entry into these systems. Speech recognition software is one of the substitutes for the mouse and keyboard. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of online and offline speech recognition software on spelling...
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Background: It is obvious that the Personal Health Record (PHR) is a major cornerstone for "improving the self-management of patient". However, lack of an effective and comprehensive personal health record system prohibits the widespread use of PHRs. The aim of this study was to identify the core data sets and required functionalities for designin...
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Introduction: One way to reduce medication errors in the cardiovascular settings is to electronically prescribe medication through the computerized physician order entry system (CPOE). Improper design and non-compliance with users' needs are obstacles to implementing this system. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the standard minimum data set...
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Background Lack of proper and timely patients' access to speech pathologists can affect the treatment and follow-up process; therefore, patients do not achieve the expected therapeutic goals. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of tele-rehabilitation on the stuttering patients using the goal attainment scaling (GAS). Methods This int...
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Introduction: Our aim in this study was to summarize information on the use of intelligent models for predicting and diagnosing the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to help early and timely diagnosis of the disease. Material and Methods: A systematic literature search included articles published until 20 April 2020 in PubMed, Web of Science, IEE...
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Background Designing educational interventions tailored to the needs of Contact Lens Wearers (CLWs) are important and necessary. The present study aimed to determine the information needs of CLWs to educate and provide information to them to increase their knowledge and reduce complications and non-compliance behaviors. Methods A qualitative appro...
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This study will be done as a Sistematic Literature Review on the data elements and functionalities of clinical decision-support systems to administer medications for neonates and pediatrics. In the present systematic review, three databases will be searched including PubMed/ MEDLINE, Embase via Embase.com,CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and All...
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Using health information systems capable of supporting decision-making can play a major role in improving nurses’ performance and facilitating the medication process. Besides, identifying data elements and functionalities of the nursing decision support system can help health developers and policymakers in the design process. Thus, the present syst...
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The aim of this before-after study was to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention on the confidentiality status of unprotected information stored on computer desktop in a psychiatric hospital. All switched-on computer systems were inspected in 2017-2018 at the baseline and 7 months after placing an educational poster. The log-in conditio...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the benefits and challenges of the tele-speech therapy from the perspective of patients who stutter, and their parents. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 patients and three parents in two rehabilitation centers. Data were analyzed using a qualitative content analysis approach proposed by...
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Background Injuries are a major health issue worldwide and their prevention requires access to accurate statistics in this regard. This can be achieved by classifying the collected data using the international classification systems. This study aimed at investigating the content coverage rate of the International Classification of External Causes o...
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Background Despite the increasing number of mobile health applications, the validity of their content is understudied. The objective of this study was to rate the content of HIV/AIDS-related mobile applications and to determine the extent to which evidence-based medicine is being incorporated into their content using a new tool called the Evidence-...
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Objectives: This study aimed to describe the experience of healthcare professionals in providing mental health services to women with postpartum depression (PPD). Methods: In this qualitative study, data were collected through semi-structured interviews with five physicians, five midwives and five psychologists from 14 urban healthcare centres i...
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Background Information literacy competency is one of the requirements to implement Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in nursing. It is necessary to pay attention to curricular development and use new educational methods such as virtual education to strengthen information literacy competency in nursing students. Given the scarcity of the studies on the...
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Background The most important reason for vaccination delay is the unawareness of the parents of vaccination schedule. The use of reminders can result in better vaccination coverage. Objectives This study aimed to determine the preferred method of receiving vaccination reminders from the parents' perspective. Study design Cross‐sectional study. M...
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Background: Laboratory information systems are widely used health information systems that have the potential to improve health care quality. Despite their benefits, many studies have indicated problems with user interaction with these systems due to poor interface design. Aims: To evaluate the usability of a laboratory information system. Meth...
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Background The most common gender-specific malignancies are cancers of the breast and the prostate. In developing countries, cancer screening of all at risk is impractical because of healthcare resource limitations. Thus, determining high-risk areas might be an important first screening step. This study explores incidence patterns of potential high...
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Background: Improving maternal health is a global health priority and requires accurate evaluation of factors affecting maternal health. Geographic information systems have been used to explore maternal health problems. Aims: The aim of this study was to identify studies that used geographic information systems in the field of maternal health ca...
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In health insurance, a reimbursement mechanism refers to a method of third-party repayment to offset the use of medical services and equipment. This systematic review aimed to identify challenges and adverse outcomes generated by the implementation of reimbursement mechanisms based on the diagnosis-related group (DRG) classification system. All art...
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Background: Information technology (IT) plays an important role in nursing practice. Hence, nurses' experiences and viewpoints about IT integration into healthcare help improve nurses' adoption of IT. This study aimed to explore the nurses' experiences and viewpoints about the benefits of IT integration and adoption in healthcare. Methods: This...
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Background: Information literacy is one of the important prerequisites for an effective evidence-based practice (EBP). Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to curricular development and use new educational methods such as virtual education to strengthen information literacy competency in nursing students. This study investigated the effect o...
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Background Breast and prostate cancers are the most common gender-specific malignancies. In developing countries, screening of all population at risk of cancers is impractical because of the healthcare resource limitations. Thus, determining the high-risk areas of Cancers might be an important step to conduct a screening program at high-risk areas....
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Background: The most common gender-specific malignancies are cancer of the breast and the prostate. In developing countries, cancer screening of all at risk is impractical because of healthcare resource limitations. Thus, determining high-risk areas might be an important first screening step. This study explores potential high-risk clusters in the...
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Background: The most common gender-specific malignancies are cancers of the breast and the prostate. In developing countries, cancer screening of all at risk is impractical because of healthcare resource limitations. Thus, determining high-risk areas might be an important first screening step. This study explores incidence patterns of potential hig...
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Background: The most common gender-specific malignancies are cancers of the breast and the prostate. In developing countries, cancer screening of all at risk is impractical because of healthcare resource limitations. Thus, determining high-risk areas might be an important first screening step. This study explores incidence patterns of potential hig...
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Background: The implementation of different reimbursement methods has various positive and negative effects on the health system of different countries. Identifying the challenges of these methods is essential to improve these reimbursement methods and modify them if required. This article aimed to qualitatively assess the challenges of current hos...
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Introduction: The purpose of this systematic review was investigating the implementation outcomes of the diagnosis-related groups. Methods: In this study, articles evaluating the effect of DRG implementation published between 1983 and July 10, 2018, which were indexed in Scopus, PubMed, and EMBASE databases were retrieved. Two reviewers reviewed th...
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Pregnant women get information about pregnancy andchild-birth from many sources, including the Internet. There is alack of evidence about the extent to which pregnant women usethis source. This study aimed to investigate the use of the Internetby pregnant women to search for information about pregnancyand childbirth. This study was conducted in Ker...
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Objective The objective of this study was to examine the effect of mobile phone applications (App) based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on postpartum depression. Method A non-blinded parallel-group randomized controlled trial was conducted. The study population consisted of women attended to three health care centers in Kerman, Iran. Participa...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of tele-speech therapy on the recovery of patients with a stutter. Methods: This research was an interventional study conducted on the patients visiting two rehabilitation centres. In this study, patients with a stutter participated in the tele-speech therapy sessions via Skype. Stuttering S...
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Background Mobile health (mHealth) due to its popularity and accessibility can be widely applied in different health areas such as the management of chronic diseases. However, its success depends on the acceptance of their users. Therefore, the aim of this study was to survey the attitudes of patients with chronic disease toward mHealth technology...
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Introduction Nurses are the largest users of hospital information systems in any health care system. Hence, collecting nurses ‘experiences and viewpoints about benefits of integrating IT into health care can help managers facilitate nurses’ adoption of IT. This study explored the experiences and viewpoints of nurses with IT integration into health...
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Background The Internet plays an important role in attaining health related information and its importance is growing worldwide. The majority of Internet users are university students. However, their use of the Internet for health information has not been well studied. The objective of this study was to examine the use of the Internet by medical st...
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Background The Internet often represents a source of accessible information. The aim of this study was to examine pregnant women’s interest and anxiety when they use the Internet and also to determine the criteria by which they evaluated the correctness and reliability of the information on the Internet. Methods A descriptive study was conducted be...
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BACKGROUND Today, the Internet may be a promising tool for interventions for pregnant women. However, these kinds of tools are only helpful if users are ready to use them. OBJECTIVE The present study was conducted with the aim of readiness assessment of pregnant women to use the Internet to access health information about pregnancy and childbirth....
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Background Injuries are a major health issue worldwide and their prevention requires access to accurate statistics in this area. This can be achieved by using the data collected through the international classification systems. This study aimed at investigating the coverage rate of the International Classification of External Causes of Injury (ICEC...
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Introduction: Speech recognition(SR) technology has been existing for more than two decades. But, it has been rarely used in health care institutions and not applied uniformly in all the clinical domains. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of speech recognition system in four different situations in the real environment of health...
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Background: Providing information in an accessible form is important for managing chronic diseases. Objective: To develop an interactive website regarding pediatric asthma and to evaluate the satisfaction with the website of parents of children with asthma. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the user interface of the website was developed...
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Effective decision making in the healthcare setting is highly dependent on access to reliable and robust data and information. A minimum data set is a standard assessment instrument that is used during the data collection process to ensure that decision makers have access to a consistent set of information. The objective of the current study was to...
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Objectives Patients' loyalty to a health care institution can lead to the aggregation of patients' medical history in an institution and facilitating access to records by health care providers. Considering the increase of the competition between providers, it is important to gain patients' satisfaction, which leads to their return and loyalty. Ther...
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Objective To define a core dataset for intensive care unit (ICU) patients outcome prediction in Iran. This core data set will lead us to design ICU outcome prediction models with the most effective parameters. Methods A combination of literature review, national survey and expert consensus meetings were used. First, a literature review was perform...
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Objective Investigating the required infrastructure for the implementation of telemedicine and the satisfaction of target groups improves the acceptance of this technology and facilitates the delivery of healthcare services. The aim of this study was to assess the satisfaction of patients with stutter concerning the therapeutic method and the infra...
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Background: Patients can access laboratory results using various technologies. The aim of this study was to integrate the laboratory results into the hospital Web site based on patients' viewpoints and priorities and to measure patients' satisfaction. Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 2015. First, a questionnaire was di...
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Background Improving maternal health is globally introduced as an important health priority. The purpose of this study is to identify the high priority areas which require more maternal health services in Kerman, Iran. Methods This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, performed in 2015. The literatures were first explored in order to extract ge...
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Background and aim: Hospital Information Systems (HIS) are used for easy access to information, improvement of documentation and reducing errors. Nonetheless, using these systems is faced with some barriers and obstacles. This study identifies the challenges and the obstacles of using these systems in the academic and non-academic hospitals in Kerm...