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Journal:   HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT   SPRING-SUMMER 2008 , Volume 5 , Number 1; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ESTABLISHMENT OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE IN GOVERNMENTAL

 
 
Author(s):  NEKOUEI MOGHADAM M.*, HASANZADEH A., YAZDI FEYZABADI V.
 
* KERMAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. KERMAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Management information systems are an effective factor in improvement of managers' decision-making procedure. This study investigates the relationship between establishment of management information systems and organizational structure in governmental offices in the city of Kerman.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study and the study population includes experts working in the governmental offices in the city of Kerman. The size of sample was 385 experts based on cluster sampling method. Data were collected by a questionnaire comprised of two sections of management information systems and organizational structure (formality, complexity and centralization). The questionnaire was valid with 83% for management information system and 82% for organizational structure using content validity method. The reliability was 92% and 88% respectively by test-retest technique and correlation coefficient. Data were analyzed by entering to SPSS software and using Spearman's rank correlation, Kendall tau correlation coefficient and Log linear Model.
Results: There was a significant direct relationship between management information systems and centralization variable with correlation coefficients (Kendall 408/0 and Spearman 309/0). The relationship between management information systems and formality variable was significant but inverse with correlation coefficients of Kendall 0.314 and Spearman 0.238. Conclusion: The establishment of management information system in governmental offices increased the centralization of decision-making in management levels and the horizontal complexity, and decreased organizational formalities and hierarchy.

 
Keyword(s): MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES
 
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