The role of University headquarters in the performance of medical records units


Nahid Ramezan Ghorbani 1 , * , Javad Ghazi Mirsaeed 2

1 Office of Vice Chancellor for Research, Ministry of Health & Medical Education, Tehran, Iran..

2 Library of Dentistry Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Ramezan Ghorbani N, Ghazi Mirsaeed J. The role of University headquarters in the performance of medical records units, Hormozgan Med J. 2004 ; 8(3):e90717.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 8 (3); e90717
Published Online: August 04, 2004
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 04, 2004
Accepted: August 04, 2004


Introduction: The decisions pertaining to the quality and quantity of medical
records units are made by the university officials and are therefore immensely of
the essence. Obviously having a thorough knowledge of and familiarity with such
units on the part of university officials is of paramount importance. This study
aims to investigate the role of the vice chancellor departments of education and
research as well as treatment at medical universities in the performance of
medical records units of the hospitals affiliated.
Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study the main variables were, use, role and
attitude and the population comprised managers and experts of the Shahid
Beheshti medical university headquarters, as a sample of medical universities, out
of which 43 were selected. Descriptive methods were used to present the results.
Results: The findings denote a significant difference in terms of the role of
managers and experts in the performance of medical records units. (p=0.003 and
p=0.009 for research and education and treatment vice-chancellor departments
Conclusion: The results indicate that the roles of research and education and
treatment vice chancellor departments in the performance of medical records
units of affiliated hospitals are not the same and the former has a more significant
role. Furthermore, the majority of shortcomings as seen by the participants of the
research were attributed to lack of research, technology proper supervision and
coordination among the medical records units.



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