The Efficiency of a Comprehensive Management Information System in Organizing the Growth Centers of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Today, organizations feel that they need accurate, relevant, and timely information in order to properly fulfill their assigned tasks. The Management Information System (MIS), a type of Information System (IS), has a significant impact on organizations' performance. This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of a comprehensive management information system in organizing incubator centers of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.

Materials and Methods

A comprehensive management system was developed in 2017-18 to collect information for technology incubator centers and companies based in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences using a model based on modern research methods in management. This system was then physically installed at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and was used in six technology incubator centers of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. The efficiency of the information management system of the technology incubator centers was studied and analyzed using descriptive methods through questionnaires designed based on Likert's five-point scale; SPSS and EXCEL software applications were also used.


The result of this research showed the participants’ satisfaction with the indicators related to the design, installation and implementation phases, and also the increased speed of users’ responsiveness, the reduced times of data entry, user satisfaction, experience of interaction with the system, reduced workload, accuracy and precision of information, and increased relationship between incubator centers and companies.


The present study concluded that proper implementation of management information system can be effective in improving personnel performance, managers' decisions, and productivity of growth centers in developing and supporting knowledge-based companies. By reviewing and upgrading the management dashboard, the performance of the system can be improved to meet national needs at any time and as a result, it will save time.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Sadra Medical Sciences Journal, Volume:7 Issue:4, 2019
357 - 368  
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