Res Dev Med Educ. 2013;2(1): 3-6.
doi: 10.5681/rdme.2013.002
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E-Readiness Assessment at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

Fariba Salek Ranjbarzadeh * , Mohammad Hossein Biglu, Susan Hassanzadeh, Naser Safaei, Parviz Saleh


Introduction: E-readiness assessment is the evaluation of one’s ability to accept and use information technologies and their relevant applications. E-readiness assessment helps us identify and study the strengths and weaknesses and consequently find solutions and formulate strategies to improve e-readiness which is considered as a guarantee for the implementation of knowledge development programs. This study aimed to assess e-readiness at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. Methods: The current research is an analytical study using a questionnaire designed by the researchers to assess e-readiness at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in 2010-2011. Using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, the questionnaire reliability was estimated 0.85. Researchers have randomly selected 520 of managers, IT experts, professors and students at Tabriz university of Medical Sciences. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS. Results: In general, the academic staff, students, managers and IT experts have assessed e-readiness as good, measuring 54.46±9.63. Conclusion: The study showed that the overall e-readiness rates were good at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and suitable platforms were also provided for the University to enter into the field of IT. The condition will further improve if the officials dedicate more attention and support to the activities of Computer Department.
Keywords: E-readiness, Academic Staff, IT Experts
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Submitted: 19 Dec 2012
Revision: 24 Jan 2013
ePublished: 30 May 2013
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