Evaluation of an integrated Health Information System (HIS) in a public hospital in Cyprus: A pilot study

Antonis Stylianides, John Mantas, Zoe Roupa, Edna N. Yamasaki

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Abstract

Health information systems can improve the quality of services in healthcare. Evaluation of health information systems in hospitals is a very complex process, and it is more effective when different aspects are considered. The present work aims to develop an evaluation framework of an integrated HIS in order to improve the quality of healthcare services provided in Cyprus. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used, that measured three aspects of the system: Technology, human factor and organization. Preliminary results showed that while participants seem to agree with the potential benefits of the integrated HIS, safety of data within the HIS is seen as a problem. Qualitatively, the study pointed to 3 factors that might improve the current integrated HIS: Increasing interdisciplinary cooperation, training of staff, and upgrading the infrastructure. Further studies will provide a comprehensive picture for Cyprus, so that appropriate measures can be proposed and put in action.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics Empowers Healthcare Transformation
PublisherIOS Press
Pages44-47
Number of pages4
Volume238
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997801
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume238
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords

  • Cyprus
  • Evaluation Framework
  • Health Information Systems

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    Stylianides, A., Mantas, J., Roupa, Z., & Yamasaki, E. N. (2017). Evaluation of an integrated Health Information System (HIS) in a public hospital in Cyprus: A pilot study. In Informatics Empowers Healthcare Transformation (Vol. 238, pp. 44-47). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 238). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-781-8-44