Investigating the performance of Hospital information systems in work flow Management

Received: 20 June 2020
Accepted: 26 July 2020
Published: 17 August 2020

Zakieh Piri, Hero Khezri, Shahla Damanabi

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Workflow management systems is approach for organizational processes. The current hospital information systems supported the work flow management. This research aims to investigate Hospital Information Systems according to the standard model for Business Rules Management.


Through a cross-sectional study 10 teaching hospitals affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences equipped with a hospital information system were evaluated in 2013. Using a self-constructed checklist based on the standard functional model of EHR and interview with IT staff, data were collected. The compliance rate from 1 to 5 Data were analyzed by SPSS 16 and T test.


EHR functional model is one of the activities of HL7 (Health Level Seven ) for EHR work flow Management is one of the basic parts of the model. The compliance with standards for all standards of work flow Management was 1.40±.51


The compliance with the standards of EHR functional model for work flow Management is undesirable in hospital information systems. It is necessary to pay more attention to these standards in HIS software programming.

Keywords: work flow Management, Hospital Information System, EHR Functional model.


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