“Annual Pharma Statistics” as a Health Information System Application in Iranian Pharmaceutical Sector

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1 Department of Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmaceutical Administration, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1417614411, Iran.

Abstract

Information plays a vital role in effective management of any system. With the Health Management Information System (HMIS) specific information may be provide to support o the decision makers at various levels of the health system to assist evidence-based decision making. Pharmaceutical distributor companies have reported their sales data to MoH at monthly intervals. Each company should report its data in each month. These data combined with other related data and published as software named “Iranian MoH Annual Pharma Statistics” or “Amarnameh daruee Iran”. This database is basis of many policy makings, decisions and management possesses in pharmaceutical sector. After a good coordination between MoH and distributors, each company reports its data in a defined format. This format includes detailed information from each company. “Annual Pharma Statistics” is a good example to implement and use health information system in pharmaceutical sector in Iran.

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