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Prevention and Early Detection of Occupational Cancers - a View of Information Technology Solutions

  • Davoodi, Somayeh (Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Safdari, Reza (Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Ghazisaeidi, Marjan (Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Mohammadzadeh, Zeinab (Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Azadmanjir, Zahra (Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
  • Published : 2015.09.02

Abstract

Thousands of people die each year from cancer due to occupational causes. To reduce cancer in workers, preventive strategies should be used in the high-risk workplace. The effective prevention of occupational cancer requires knowledge of carcinogen agents. Like other areas of healthcare industry, occupational health has been affected by information technology solutions to improve prevention, early detection, treatment and finally the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the healthcare system. Information technology solutions are thus an important issue in the healthcare field. Information about occupational cancer in information systems is important for policy makers, managers, physicians, patients and researchers; because examples that include high quality data about occupational cancer patients and occupational cancer causes are able to determine the worker groups which require special attention. As a result exposed workers who are vulnerable can undergo screening and be considered for preventive interventions.

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