Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL (IRCMJ)   JUNE 2014 , Volume 16 , Number 6; Page(s) 1 To 7.
 
Paper: 

A FRAMEWORK OF A HEALTH SYSTEM RESPONSIVENESS ASSESSMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR IRAN

 
Author(s):  FAZAELI SOMAYEH, AHMADI MARYAM*, RASHIDIAN ARASH, SADOUGHI FARAHNAZ
 
* DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, SCHOOL OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION SCIENCES, IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Responsiveness assessment of health system with the quality information is the key in effective evidence-based management of the health system.
Objectives: This qualitative study defines the necessary components required for the health system responsiveness assessment information system (HS-RAIS).
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted based on mixed-methods approach and by using Delphi technique (29 participants in first round and 25 participants in second round) and semi-structured interviews in Iran 2013. The participant selection strikes a balance between being able to provide valid data, and increasing representative’s leverage. The final framework for HS-RAIS was extracted from in-depth interviews with ten key informants.
Results: We followed these recommendations and developed a framework in 10 components including: minimum datasets, data sources, data gathering, data analysis, feedback and dissemination, legislative needs, objectives of health system responsiveness assessment, repetition period, executive committee and stewardship.
Conclusions: This framework provides useful information for decision-making at all levels about assessment of health system.

 
Keyword(s): HEALTH, INFORMATION SYSTEM, IRAN
 
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