Journal of Archives in Military Medicine

Published by: Kowsar

A Multiple Comparison Between Military Hospitals and Civilian Hospitals with a Look on the Maturity Situation of Hospital Information Systems in Iran

Masarat Ayat 1 , * and Mohammad Sharifi 2
Authors Information
1 Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Payame Noor University (PNU), Tehran, Iran
2 Management and Broadcasting School, Isfahan Medical University, Isfahan, Iran
Article information
  • Journal of Archives in Military Medicine: December 2017, 5 (4); e13659
  • Published Online: December 25, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 17, 2017
  • Revised: September 4, 2017
  • Accepted: September 7, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/jamm.13659

To Cite: Ayat M, Sharifi M. A Multiple Comparison Between Military Hospitals and Civilian Hospitals with a Look on the Maturity Situation of Hospital Information Systems in Iran, J Arch Mil Med. 2017 ; 5(4):e13659. doi: 10.5812/jamm.13659.

Copyright © 2017, Journal of Archives in Military Medicine. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. Varshney U. Pervasive healthcare computing, EMR/EHR, wireless and health monitoring. New York: Springer Science and Business Media; 2009. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0215-3.
  • 2. Chen YJ. E-Health, transforming the physician/patient relationship. J Allied Health. 2002;31(3):186.
  • 3. Wickramasinghe NS, Fadlalla AM, Geisler E, Schaffer JL. A framework for assessing e-health preparedness. Int J Electron Healthc. 2005;1(3):316-34. doi: 10.1504/IJEH.2005.006478. [PubMed: 18048213].
  • 4. Jennett P, Jackson A, Healy T, Ho K, Kazanjian A, Woollard R, et al. A study of a rural community's readiness for telehealth. J Telemed Telecare. 2003;9(5):259-63. doi: 10.1258/135763303769211265. [PubMed: 14599328].
  • 5. DeCarvalho M, Vieira AA. Erromedicoempacienteshospitalizados. J Pediatr. 2002;78(4):261-8. doi: 10.5430/jha.v6n2p74.
  • 6. Julaie S. Nurses pharmaceutical mistakes, Research institute of nursing care, the school of paramedical. Iran University of Medical Sciences: Iran University of Medical Sciences; 2013.
  • 7. Lorenzi NM, Kouroubali A, Detmer DE, Bloomrosen M. How to successfully select and implement electronic health records (EHR) in small ambulatory practice settings. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2009;9:15. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-9-15. [PubMed: 19236705].
  • 8. Pirnejad H, Bal R, Berg M. Building an inter-organizational communication network and challenges for preserving interoperability. Int J Med Inform. 2008;77(12):818-27. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2008.05.001. [PubMed: 18579436].
  • 9. Ferreira A, Cruz Correia R, Chadwick D, Antunes L. Improving the implementation of access control in EMR. 2nd Annual IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology. Madrid, Spain. 2008.
  • 10. Richards H, King G, Reid M, Selvaraj S, McNicol I, Brebner E, et al. Remote working: survey of attitudes to eHealth of doctors and nurses in rural general practices in the United Kingdom. Fam Pract. 2005;22(1):2-7. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmh716. [PubMed: 15642724].
  • 11. MacKinnon G. E health in the commonwealth, Building healthcare systems in the digital age, private sector perspectives, opportunities and challenges in Ehealth, Private sector perspectives. United Kingdom, commonwealth business council: CBC E-health report commonwealth business council; 2009. 2 p.
  • 12. Sharifi M, Ayat M, Jahanbakhsh M, Tavakoli N, Mokhtari H, Wan Ismail WK. E-health implementation challenges in Iranian medical centers: a qualitative study in Iran. Telemed J E Health. 2013;19(2):122-8. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0071. [PubMed: 23374035].
  • 13. Bates DW, Gawande AA. Improving safety with information technology. N Engl J Med. 2003;348(25):2526-34. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa020847. [PubMed: 12815139].
  • 14. Chaudhry B, Wang J, Wu S, Maglione M, Mojica W, Roth E, et al. Systematic review: impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(10):742-52. [PubMed: 16702590].
  • 15. American hospital association . Continued progress, hospital use of information technology, Chicago, Ill, Utilization of redundant laboratory tests. Chicago: American Journal of Medicine; 2007, [cited 2]. Available from:
  • 16. Society HIAMS . 18 th annual HIMSS leadership survey, final report, healthcare CIO 2007. United States: Healthcare CIO; 2016. Available from:
  • 17. Health canada . Health care system, Ehealth. canada: Health canada; 2016. Available from:
  • 18. Mohammadi M. The assessment of laboratory information systems in educational and private hospitals based on standards in USA associations, (Isfahan province cases). Isfahan; 1391.
  • 19. Kazley AS, Ozcan YA. Organizational and environmental determinants of hospital EMR adoption, a national study. J Med Syst. 2007;31(5):375-84. [PubMed: 17918691].
  • 20. Himss analytics . Details of EMRAM, HIMSS association. Burlington, Canada: HIMSS Association; 2017. Available from:
  • 21. Himss analytics . HIMSS analytics middle east. HIMSS association. Burlington, Canada: HIMSS Association; 2017. Available from:
  • 22. Himss analytics . Himssanalytics, annual study report, HIMSS association. Burlington, Canada: HIMSS Association; 2017. Available from:
  • 23. Sharifi M, Jahanbakhsh M, Ayat M. HIS maturity assessment of Iranian civil hospitals, school of management and broadcasting, Isfahan, multi casestudy analysis of Isfahan training hospitals, unpublished research. Isfahan Medical University; 2013.
  • 24. Ayat M, Sharifi M, Jahanbakhsh M. The maturity assessment of hospital information systems based on electronic medical record adoption model A comparison between private and governmental hospitals. J Hosp Adm. 2017;6(2):74. doi: 10.5430/jha.v6n2p74.
  • 25. Ayat M, Sharifi M. Maturity assessment of hospital information systems based on electronic medical record adoption model, (EMRAM) private hospital cases in Iran. Int J Communic. 2016;9(11):471-7. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2016.911038.
  • 26. Hamidi Farahani R, Sharifi M, Ayat M, Markazi Moghaddam N. Hospital information systems in Iranian military hospitals, A multiple case analysis. J Arch Mil Med. 2014;2(4). doi: 10.5812/jamm.22853.

Featured Image:

Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .
Readers' Comments