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Telesurgery information management systems in university hospitals of Tehran

Azamossadat Hosseini, Hamid Moghaddasi, Samad Sajadi, Mozhgan Karimi




    This is a descriptive study with research population coming from "telesurgery information management systems" in 23 teaching hospitals  of  Shahid  Beheshti and Tehran universities of medical sciences in 2011.The study used stratified and simple random sampling methods for subject selection, followed by observation and interview for data collection.  According to the results, video camera with 100%  application, was the most frequently used equipment in the hospitals for telesurgery data gathering.  Visual data analysis for developing three dimensional models was common just in 10% of hospitals.  Fiber Optic and satellite, with 40% application rate, were the most frequently used telecommunication equipments in the hospitals. The study indicated the significance of accurate and appropriate management of telesurgery information as the first step for appropriate implementation of telesurgery programs in Iran.


Telesurgery; Information Management; Telesurgery Information Management

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/jps.v4i4.4805


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