Possibility of Telepathology Implementation with Point of view the presence of manpower Standards as a Requirement for Implementation in Training Hospital 0f Tehran University of Medical Sciences

مدیریت اطلاعات سلامت. 2013;10(5):761-769


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Journal Title: مدیریت اطلاعات سلامت

ISSN: 1735-7853 (Print); 1735-9813 (Online)

Publisher: Vesnu Publications

Society/Institution: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Medicine (General): Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: Persian

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Farahnaz Sadoughi (Associate Professor, Health Information Management, Faculty of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran)
Maliheh Sadeghi (Lecturer, Health Information Tecnology, Faculty of Nuring and Allied Health, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran)
Mostafa Langarizadeh (Assistant Professor, Medical Informatics, Department of Health Information Management, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 25 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Introduction: Telemedicine has been created interaction between the health care and information technology. Telepathology is considered as a supporter scientific for pathologists in telemedicine technology and can help accurate diagnosis and treatment of disease. In this research, we have studied about possibility of telepathology implementation with point of view the presence of manpower standards as a requirement for implementation in Training Hospital Of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This study was an applied research, that the cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2012. Training Hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, purposefully four hospitals selected and research conducted at these centers. Due to certain limitations of the study, the sampling was not used, and the study population was included 8 chief and administrator, 20 pathologist, and 8 authorities informatics. The data gathering tool was the researcher made questionnaires, which was prepared separately for each group of the study population. Reliability was evaluated. The average validity coefficient of correlation for the three questionnaires was obtained 0/98. And data were analyzed by SPSS statistical software. Results: As a result, the awareness average of pathologists about telepathology was 2/98 with 1/17 standard deviation. The awareness percent average of managers and directors about telepathology was 57/5 percent and the awareness average of informatics staff was 27/5 percent. Managers and directors have declared that there was skilled manpower in the field of telepathology only 37/5 percent. Also the possibility of telepathology implementation with point of view the presence of manpower was 2/9 with 0/86 Standard deviation. Conclusion: Given the importance of telepathology, and manpower as an important contributing factor in the successful implementation, and also, according to research findings that manpower status was inappropriate for telepathology implementation, It is recommended that hospitals should provide skilled manpower for telepathology implementing. Key words: Telepathology; Manpower; Hospitals, Teaching