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Damari B, Maghsoudlou M, Heidari A, Mirzaei H. Designing and Launching Health Observatory Dashboard of Islamic Republic of Iran. Med J Islam Repub Iran 2022; 36 (1) :78-84
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-7187-en.html
Department of Governance and Health, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , bdamari@gmail.com
Abstract:   (4178 Views)
Background: Health observatory dashboard can assist in promoting the quality of academic and governmental services by generator high-quality information. The aim of this research is to describe the stages of designing and launching the national public health dashboard.
   Methods: This study was conducted with a qualitative approach and designing a web application using C#, ASP.NET and JQuery languages. The required data were gathered via 2 sources: (1) reviewing existing documents, and (2) gathering expert opinions.
   Results: The dashboard is developed in 3 sections, including a conceptual model of the indicators, a page for selecting the indicators, and metadata of each indicator. The indicators are demonstrated in 3 classes based on data sources (surveys and routine data collection), health effects (mortality, morbidity, risk factors, service coverage, social factors affecting health, health system functions, financial protection, population indicators, and macro indicators), as well as a plan, including the health reform plan. The page for selecting the indicators includes 190 major indicators encompassing the 3 mentioned areas. The metadata of each indicator includes the indicator name, its definition, its last figure, its source, the section for descriptive and comparative diagrams (the indicator’s trend, provincial distribution, and international comparison of the indicator), and policy options.
   Conclusion: The Health Observatory System of Iran has been launched. The credibility of this system and user satisfaction depends on implementation of the health observatory calendar, qualitative control of the path of the recorded data, and national determination of policymakers.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Health System

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