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Amiri M R, Karami S, Farhadi A, Rezaei N, Zareian S. Evaluation of hospitals’ Websites of Hamedan University of Medical Sciences based on webometrics criteria in 2014. psj. 2016; 14 (2) :53-61
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-192-en.html

1- Instructor, Medical Information Science Department, Faculty of Paramedical, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , m.r.amiri@umsha.ac.ir
2- BSc of Medical Information Science, Librarian of Public Health School, Hamadan, Iran
3- MSc of Medical Information Science, Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology, Hamadan, Iran
4- MSc of Medical Information Science, Faculty of Paramedical, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
5- MSc of Computer Science, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (783 Views)

Introduction: Regular evaluation of websites in terms of structure, content and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of them provide an appropriate strategy for policy and decision making. Some of the most frequently used webometric indicators of evaluating are “visibility”, “web impact factor”, “rich files” and “size”. The aim of this research was evaluation of hospitals’ Websites of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences based on webometrics indicators in 2014.

Methods: The study was done by webometrics method. The population under study was all of hospitals’ websites of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. Data was collected by Google search engine.

Results: The results indicate that website of Ekbatan hospital in terms of “visibility” and “absolute WIF” and website of Shahid¬Beheshty hospital in terms of “size”, “traffic rank” and “rich file” ranked first. In overall ranking website of Shahid¬Beheshty hospital ranked first and website of Valyeasr hospital in Toyysrkan ranked at the end.

Conclusion: Results show that Hamadan University of Medical Sciences have little presence on the Web. Given the importance of websites in information, and dominance of cyberspace on the organizations services, it requires that the websites officials do further actions to enhance the quality and quantity of their websites.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Other
Received: 2015/10/23 | Accepted: 2016/01/5 | Published: 2016/07/6

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