Health System Reform Plan in Iran

Mohammad Hossein Yarmohammadian, Elahe Khorasani, Mohsen Ghaffari Darab, Manal Etemadi, Mahan Mohammadi

Overview

The aim of the present study was to evaluate Iran Health Transformation Plan. The data of this qualitative study were collected using semi-structured interviews, from experts' viewpoints. The purposive sampling method led to 18 participant selection and then they were interviewed. Interviewees were assured about confidentiality of information.Results of the present study put significant emphasis on the path of improving the effectiveness and efficacy of applying the discussed inputs, which can be a light for revising past policies and taking better future steps, it also can be a resource guide for policy-makers and managers of the health-care system.

Summary

Our findings show that fulfilling goals of any reform in health system needs to gather stakeholders views. Each reform plan should be revised and adjusted according to perceptions of practitioners and major process owners.

Author Comments

Dr Mohammad Hossein Yarmohammadian, PhD, PostDoc
Dr Mohammad Hossein Yarmohammadian, PhD, PostDoc
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Professor
Medical and Health Education and Management, HRM,
Isfahan | Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The paper is about gathering input and feedback from major stakeholders and taking on the table of policy makers. So It`s our pleasure to have readers comments or Questions.Dr Mohammad Hossein Yarmohammadian, PhD, PostDoc

Resources

US National Library of Medicine
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30505854
J Educ Health Promot.
http://www.jehp.net/temp/JEduHealthPromot71126-2574555_070905.pdf

Inputs of Iranian health system reform plan from health sector managers and policy-makers' points of view.

Authors:
Dr Mohammad Hossein Yarmohammadian, PhD, PostDoc
Dr Mohammad Hossein Yarmohammadian, PhD, PostDoc
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Professor
Medical and Health Education and Management, HRM,
Isfahan | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

J Educ Health Promot 2018 29;7:126. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Context: Health system reform plan refers to conducting some fundamental, systematic, and sustainable changes.

Aims: The aim of the present study was to evaluate different required inputs of Iran Health Transformation Plan from experts' viewpoints.

Settings And Design: The data of this qualitative study were collected using semi-structured interviews.

Subjects And Methods: The purposive sampling method led to 18 participant selection and then they were interviewed. Interviewees were assured about confidentiality of information.

Statistical Analysis Used: The thematic analysis method and MAXQDA software were employed for analyzing the data.

Results: There were 4 main themes and 35 subthemes extracted including management requirements for health development plan, human resources, information resources, and financial resources. Each theme had subthemes such as "resource allocation," "development of required standards for human resources," "human resources' motivation," "failures in IT infrastructures," "hospital information management software," "guidelines and instructions," "costs controlling," and "financing the plan".

Conclusions: Results of the present study put significant emphasis on the path of improving the effectiveness and efficacy of applying the discussed inputs, which can be a light for revising past policies and taking better future steps, it also can be a resource guide for policy-makers and managers of the health-care system.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jehp.jehp_16_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225403PMC
October 2018
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