:: Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring 2019) ::
2019, 6(1): 68-77 Back to browse issues page
A Review of Future Studies in the Field of Health Information Technology
Morteza Hemmat , Haleh Ayatollahi , Mohammadreza Maleki, Fatemeh Saghafi
Ph.D. in Medical Informatics, Associate Professor, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: In order to adopt the right technologies, policy makers should have adequate information about the present and future advances. This study aimed to review future studies in the field of health information technology.
Method: This review study was conducted in 2015. The databases including Scopus, Web of Science, ProQuest, Ovid Medline, and PubMed were sought between 2000 and 2015.
Results: 11 papers were selected for the study. The papers were divided into two groups: forecasting the future of health information technology (n=7) and health information technology foresight (n=4). According to the results, it is better to use foresight approach for big and long-term goals.
Conclusion: The results of foresight studies can be useful for making decision and policy-making in the field of health information technology, particularly at the national level.
Keywords: Health information technology, Foresight, Forecast, Decision making, Policy making
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Type of Study: Narrative review articles | Subject: Health Information Technology
Received: 2018/04/23 | Accepted: 2018/09/3


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