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.

 

Mission

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.

 

Vision

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
         E-mail: farzandipour_m@kaums.ac.ir
 
Deputy Center:
Dr. Fatemeh Rangraz Jeddi, Ph.D. in health Information Management, Associate Professor
        Tel: (98 31) 55548883
        Fax: (98 31) 55548883
        E-mail: rangrazjeddi_f@kaums.ac.ir
 
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

Secretary:

Zohre Mobarak ghamsari, M.Sc. in Health Information Technology
Tel: (98 31) 55540021  (3591)
Fax: (98 31) 55548883
 
Research Council (in alphabetic order):
Row
Name
1
Dr. Akbar Aliasgharzadeh
2
Dr. Mohsen Arbabi
3
Dr. Zahra Batooli
4
Dr. Mehrdad Farzandipour
5
Dr. Esmaeil Fakharian
6
Dr. Alireza Farrokhian
7
Dr. Hamidreza Gilasi
8
Dr. Fatemeh Sadat Ghoreishi
9
Dr. Marzieh Heidarzadeh
10
Dr. Ali Kebriaei
11
Dr. Esmaeil Kamali
12
Dr.  Zahra Meydani
13
Dr. Seyyed Alireza Moraveji
14
Dr. Ehsan Nabovati
15
Dr. Somaye Nadi Ravandi
16
Dr. Fatemeh Rangraz jeddi
17
Dr. Leila Shokrizade
18
Dr. Zahra Vahedpoor
19
Akram Vahedi
20
Dr.Mohammad Hossein Ziloochi
 

 


Publications


2015
 
2016
2017
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.
2018
 

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
 

Contact


Email: HIMRC@kaums.ac.ir
Telephone: 00983155583188