National Health Information Network as a Nationwide Communication Tool
College of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hamid Moghaddasi
Management and Medical
Head of Iranian Association of Medical
College of Paramedical
Shahid Beheshti University of
Medical Sciences, Iran.
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 19, 2016; Accepted Date: October 20, 2016; Published Date: October 28, 2016
Citation: Moghaddasi H. National Health Information Network as a Nationwide Communication Tool. J Healthc Commun.
2016, 1:4. doi: 10.4172/2472-1654.100040
During the last 60 years, experiences and efforts of such developed
countries as the US, UK, and many other European countries
towards the improvement of society's health status, can be an
instructive template for us. These efforts and experiences can
help us learn lessons including:
1. Attention to the issue of care quality and improvement of the
performance of healthcare organizations which are based on the
application of quality management and improvement in health
domain as follows [1-3]:
- Training competent and efficient experts under supervision
of serious and liable educational system, for providing
healthcare services .
- Employing useful, effective and accurate instruments and
facilities in an endeavor to produce and maintain them
- Producing and managing all kinds of health information
particularly those related to healthcare in order to evaluate
the quality of health services and monitor health status of
society. In other words, establishing and managing health
databases which normally include local and population-based
2. Providing continuous quality care to patients based on the
fulfillment of the two factors below [2-5,7-10]:
- Establishing effective relation among all healthcare providers
and health organizations [3-5].
- Producing and managing high quality health records to
exchange them among constituent organizations of national
health information system [2,4,5,7].
3. Applying information and communication technology in
country's health industry in order to attain health justice and
equity, decrease health services' financial load, improve the
performance with the aim of changing traditional approaches
and cross the threshold of electronic health domain. Considering
this technological improvement, such an effort requires attention
to the following focal points [11-15]:
- Developing and improving all kind of integrated and
interoperable health information systems, particularly
knowledge-based and wisdom-based systems which could
ultimately lead to machine physicians [4,6].
- Creating and developing diagnostic and therapeutic point of
care system facilities [4-5].
- Implementing tele-healthcare [16,17].
- Self-care in light of mobile health .
The significant point is that all mentioned efforts are indebted
to all business owners in medical sciences and under meticulous
supervision of managers at all healthcare levels of those
countries. An important part of this comprehensive partnership is
associated with efforts of health informatics experts in developed
countries which endeavor to effectively apply communication
and information technology. The pursuit of these experts' efforts
in health domain, could help us achieve the target of establishing
a national cooperative health information network, which can
be accountable for monitoring and improving the society's
health, like giant cybernetic robot. Therefore, it is essential that
health informatics societies in all developing countries pay more
attention to this important issue and focus their objectives and
attempts on establishing such a network [11,18-21].
Logistic role of this group of health science business owners has
definitely been the promoting role of health maintenance and
improvement move in developed countries due to the benefit
they get from powerful apparatus of ICT which can help its
owners to dominate time and distance.
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