Criteria for Ethical Evaluation of Hospital Information Systems: A Protocol for Systematic Review

Hamid Reza Dehghan, Saeed Eslami, Mahdieh Namayandeh, Arezo Dehghani, Saeed Hajian Dashtaki, Vahid Gholampour, Smanneh Ghasemian, Atefeh Zare, Masomeh Rahimi, Abbas Barzegar


Introduction: The implementation of information technology is an important factor in improving the quality of patient care. Since a hospital is an organization that needs effective management of information, the implementation of information technology is necessary for improving the ef ciency of the services, quality of care, and reducing the costs. Ethical evaluation of hospital information systems is one of the existing gaps in evaluating this technology. Many evaluations have been carried out for information that is more technical and not concerned with ethical issues. Therefore, this study aims to compile a checklist for the evaluation of ethical dimensions of this technology using a systematic review. Methods: We searched international medical databases, such as the U.K. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, MEDLINE/PubMed, and Cochrane Library; Iranian databases Irandoc, Iranmedex, Medlib, SID, and grayscale websites SInGLE, and Ideas.recp. After selecting the studies based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, two experts in the eld of information technology and ethical evaluation extract ethical issues from the full text of the articles. Results and Dissemination: The results of the study will be published in a peer-reviewed journal and presented at relevant conferences, which can be used by policy makers and healthcare decision-makers.



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