عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Today، development of information technology has revolutionized the process of access، organize، manipulate and display healthcare information. Medical record staff in order to effective management of health information need to skills for using Information Technology. The aim of this study was to survey level of medical records staff’s familiarity with computer and the basic concepts of information technology.
Methods: This was cross-sectional study; it was conducted in the first trimester year of 2011. The population of the study consisted of all of medical record staff was graduated in medical records Course in hospitals affiliated to Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. Data gathering instrument was a questionnaire. Gathering Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics.
Results: The staff’s familiarity with the basic concepts of computer and information technology was moderate. Among the various IT skills، familiarity to Office package was the most skills with an average rating (2.78)، and familiarity to Internet and World Wide Web was the less skill with an average rating (2.43). In the ability to use office software packages، familiarity to Microsoft Word was the most skills with an average rating (3.85)، and familiarity to Access was the less skill with an average rating (2.65).
Conclusion: It is necessary to increase staff skills of computer and information technology according to the change from paper medical records to electronic and the role of medical record staffs in health information management.