Measuring the awareness of health care providers at Benghazi Medical Center for Health Information
Abstract 1. Background: Health informatics has led to many changes in the health service delivery system. Awareness of health informatics is important and crucial to modern physicians. In general today there is a lack of awareness and understanding of health informatics among officials. Most of the institutions in the current environment have no idea about health informatics and its development 2. Aim The objective of this study is to measure the health informatics awareness of healthcare providers (Staff) in Benghazi Medical Center 3. Method The study was exploratory descriptive cross-sectional study. Targeted health care providers. The sample size is 140 selected for the study. tool was a questionnaire, and analytical (Frequency tables were used to summarize data. Mean and Standard Deviation. Custom Tables) statistics with the help of SPSS2,7 software. 4. Results The mean of awareness level was 12.9 (SD=3.1) and 72% did not receive training in health informatics. 5. Discussion in other study in Iran(Papi, Ghazavi, and Moradi 2015), which give the indication of the need of training and increase awareness of health informatics in developing countries. 6. Conclusion That health care providers had an average awareness of health informatics.