Health Information Management Research Center (HIMRC) 

About us

Health Information Management Research Center (HIMRC) is an organization which is affiliated to Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran, and was established in 2015 by Dr. Mehrdad Farzandipour. In 2015 this center was approved by Vice-Chancellor of Research Affairs, Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Now this center acts as the reference standards for best practices in HIM research. It has 20 research Council members. We are keen to recruit students, young researchers, teaching fellows and clinicians with an interest in Health Information Management and technology.



The Health Information Management Research Center, as a leading center, considers its most important mission to carry out community-based knowledge-based and applied research in healthcare for the promotion of community health and the production of science. The center is committed to providing new research and quality information, support for fundamental initiatives in promoting a variety of health systems. This center, utilizing the most efficient and committed manpower for the management of information systems, is committed to producing new research and quality information, supporting initiatives and initiatives for the promotion of a variety of health systems, in such a way as to guide policy and decision making.



We are striving to get the highest ranking by using the scientific and active people, expanding the cooperation of the centers inside and outside the country, implementing national and international projects to promote health information management and technology and expand interdisciplinary and collaborative research, compared with other information management research centers.


Research Areas

1.      Classification systems, clinical vocabulary, and terminology

2.      Data Management and Use

       - Data Collection and documentation

       - Statistics and data presentation

       - Performance Management and patient safety

       - Data reporting, interpretation and use

       - Research and epidemiology

       - Revenue and financial management

3.      Healthcare information systems

         Hospital information systems

         Electronic medical record

         Electronic health record

         Electronic patient record

         Informatics (medical informatics, nursing informatics, public health informatics, etc)

         E- health

         M- health

         Telemedicine and telehealth  

         Evidence Based Medicine

         Health care analytics

         Social Media in Health care

4.      Security and legal aspects of health information


Main Activities 

Main activities include:
Design and implementation of  research projects
Approval and dissemination and publication of research findings
Conducting fundamental research with the aim of expanding the knowledge boundaries
Expansion of scientific communication with national and international research centers

Other Activities

Organizing symposiums
Holding educational courses
Contributing to product-oriented projects

Research Center Members

Head of the Center:
Dr. Mehrdad Farzandipour, Ph.D in health information Management, Full Professor
         Tel: (98 31) 55548883
         Fax: (98 31) 55548883
Deputy Center:
Dr. Fatemeh Rangraz Jeddi, Ph.D. in health Information Management, Associate Professor
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Supreme Council:
1. Dr. Seyyed Alireza Moravghi, MD. Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Chancellor of Kashan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (KAUMS)
2. Dr. Hamid Reza Banafshe, Research Assistant, Kashan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Vice chancellor for Research & Technology
3. Dr. Mehrdad Farzandipour, Head of Health Information Management Research Center
4. Dr. Fatemeh Rangers Jeddi,Founding member of Health Information Management Research Center
5. Dr. Zahra Meidani, Founding member of Health Information Management Research 

Founding Board:

Full-time members:

Dr. Mehrdad Farzandipoor: Ph.D. Management of Health Information
Dr. Zahra Meydani: Ph.D. Health Information Management
Dr. Mohsen Arbabi: Ph.D parasitology

Part-time members:

Dr Fatemeh Rangers Jeddi: Ph.D Health Information Management
Dr Seyyed Alireza Moraveji: Social Medicine Specialist
Dr. Ali Kebriaei: Ph.D. Management of Health Services


Zohre Mobarak ghamsari, M.Sc. in Health Information Technology
Tel: (98 31) 55540021  (3591)
Fax: (98 31) 55548883
Research Council (in alphabetic order):
Dr. Akbar Aliasgharzadeh
Dr. Mohsen Arbabi
Dr. Zahra Batooli
Dr. Mehrdad Farzandipour
Dr. Esmaeil Fakharian
Dr. Alireza Farrokhian
Dr. Hamidreza Gilasi
Dr. Fatemeh Sadat Ghoreishi
Dr. Marzieh Heidarzadeh
Dr. Ali Kebriaei
Dr. Esmaeil Kamali
Dr.  Zahra Meydani
Dr. Seyyed Alireza Moraveji
Dr. Ehsan Nabovati
Dr. Somaye Nadi Ravandi
Dr. Fatemeh Rangraz jeddi
Dr. Leila Shokrizade
Dr. Zahra Vahedpoor
Akram Vahedi
Dr.Mohammad Hossein Ziloochi



3- In Press:Task-specific usability requirements of electronic medical records systems: Lessons learned from a national survey of end-users
22-The Relationship between Web of Science and ResearchGATE Indicators of Iranian Researchers’ Top Papers.
23-  Applying Agent-Based Technologies in Complex Healthcare Environment.

Research Center Address

Health Information Management Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 5th of Qotb –e Ravandi Blvd. P.O.Box: 8715973449, Kashan, IRAN


Telephone: 00983155583188