Thursday, September 21, 2017
Created Date : Wednesday, November 18, 2015  

Faculty of Management and Information Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A Word from the Dean

Information, as a vital resource, has an undeniable role in scientific, economic, social, and cultural development of any given country. This important role can be traced in a variety of human endeavors and its known applications can be put into words as: assisting us in the growth of knowledge and wisdom, decision-making and management, research and development, and production and industry, among many other.

However, information, as it is, does not suffice and cannot guarantee effective application, unless it is collected, organized, and made available according to specific needs. This, per se, necessitates goal-setting, planning, and organization to help us maximize the productivity of information resources.

Meanwhile, Health and Biomedical Information (HBI) deals with human health and is a pre-requisite for all health and medical specialists, and when evaluated, can be the basis for medical and clinical decision-making.

Today, such data is made available to the public, mainly via biomedical information resources and databases. Libraries and Medical Information Science Centers, as producer, mediators, and providers of this information, shoulder an important role in the medical information science cycle. Evidently, said responsibility can only be efficiently delivered when, besides sufficient and up-to-date data and other requirements, be accompanied by medical information librarians and specialists.

Furthermore, we live in an era of emergence of numerous organizations and their ever-increasing development. Studies show that such organizations require current information and competent managers to navigate and obviate organizational issues.

Health and medical organizations, as one of today’s most important requirements of human societies, are no exception, and their management requires special knowledge which differs greatly from other administrative and industrial institutions.

By training B.Sc. and M.Sc. students in medical information science and health management, we hope to play a pivotal role in knowledge and information management in libraries and medical information science centers, as well as health and medical centers.

 

Seyedhossein Saberi Ph.D.,

Dean of the School of Management and Information Science

 

 

History

During the years 1989 to 1994, majors of Medical Records, Medical Library and Information Science, and Hospital Management, were approved and commenced admission in the Paramedical and Public Health Schools.

Given the need to bring together subjects pertaining to information technology and management and information science, the Development Council of Kerman Medical University issued the license for the establishment of the School of Management and Information Science in 1996. In the following year, a building was procured, at Motahari intersection, which was officially opened on November 01, 1998, by Dr. Mohammad Farhadi, the then Minister of Health and Treatment, offering three majors of Health Management, Medical Library and Information Science, and Medical Records.

The school was later on moved to another location in Ferdowsi St, and finally arrived at Block A of Kerman Medical University Campus in 2003, and has operated from there, since.

Currently, this school is providing services to students in three B.Sc., five M.Sc. and one PhD programs, relying on 17 faculty members, 6 faculty on scholarship and 26 staff members.

Development of science in line with developments in information technology across different subjects, and the need of health, medical, and teaching centers to access resources of medical information has been the main motive behind the establishment of the School of Management and Information Science. Appreciation of this necessity and the significance of emergent fields of library science and medical information, health services management, and medical statistics and records in national development planning and provision of health for the society, as well as the desirable outcomes of student education are all among the objectives of this school.

 

Mission, Vision, and Policies

Mission

School of Medical Management and Information Science finds itself obliged to empower the faculty and staff in training our students, by employing state-of-the-art educational and research methods, with an aim to obviate the society’s need for specialist man power.

Vision

The School of Medical Management and Information Science is seeking to become one of the academic and research hubs in the area. To do this, we will train top students, regionally and nationally, through tailored education and research according to the needs of the society, and attempt to lead in extending the borders of knowledge and solving management and information issues of the health and treatment section.

Main Objectives:

-          To enhance the quality and quantity of the school’s educational and research services;

-          To increase domestic and international customer satisfaction;

-          To augment the capabilities of staff, students, and the faculty;

-          To optimize and proper use of available resources, especially the university funds;

Departments

- Health Management

- Medical Library and Information Science

- Health Information Technology and Medical Records