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 | Post date: 2018/12/1 | 
About Us: Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment

Introduction
In line with the instructions of the Supreme Leader of Iran regarding the macro-scale health policies, implementation of the Iranian Health System Reform Plan, the national social, economic and cultural development plan based on the “Healthy People; Comprehensive Health” approach, and the necessity of integrated policymaking, planning, monitoring, supervision, assessment, and accreditation systems in healthcare provision management, the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment of Iran University of Medical Sciences pursues the following goals:
  • Providing equitable public access to quality, safe, effective, efficient, and timely healthcare services
  • Offering financial public support against healthcare costs in line with current national laws
  • Improving accountability in the service delivery system
  • Increasing client and service provider satisfaction levels
  • Improving the quality of healthcare delivery planning, coordination and supervision in a continuous manner
  • Empowering administrators, managers and employees through efficient use of available resources in a continuous manner
  • Building the capacity and preparing the ground for performing applied studies
  • Developing a Comprehensive Statistics and Data Management System within the health system
  • Improving quantitative and qualitative health indicators
An Overview of the Areas of Activity
The Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment of Iran University of Medical Sciences continuously supervises, monitors, controls, and assesses the provision of health services in academic and non-academic healthcare centers, medical institutions, clinics, and rehabilitation and diagnostic centers, located in Districts 2, 5, 6, 9, 18, 21 and 22 of Tehran Municipality, and those located in Robat Karim, Shahriar, Baharestan, and Qods counties.
The following statistics and information are provided to illustrate the precise location of this Vice-Chancellor’s Office’s campus and building map in terms of geographical area, covered regions and population, and statistical indicators, and compare them with those of other schools of Iran University of Medical Sciences.
This Vice-Chancellor’s Office is responsible for monitoring the quality and quantity of outpatient, inpatient, rehabilitation and diagnosis healthcare service delivery to more than 3.1% of the population of Tehran province and approximately 1.6% of the total population of Iran.
This university has 17 academic centers (10 teaching hospitals and 7 healthcare centers) and 46 non-academic centers (affiliated with the Iranian Social Security Organization, public and private agencies, and charities), and has a total of 63 centers with 9998 active hospital beds.

Goals and Missions

Mission Statement
The Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment of Iran University of Medical Sciences is responsible for providing health services, and facilitating, maintaining, promoting and monitoring the delivery of diagnostic services to the public, with an emphasis on increasing the satisfaction of service providers and clients.
Vision
In line with Iran’s 2025 Health Vision Plan and the instructions of the Supreme Leader of Iran, the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment of Iran University of Medical Sciences strives to create a peaceful and trusting environment, relying on its committed, proficient and efficient manpower, to be regarded as one of the best and most reputable service providers in terms of achieving quantitative and qualitative health service indicators, and as one of the most reputable scientific centers at national, regional and international levels.
Organizational Values
  • Equitable access to services
  • Equitable utilization of services
  • Adherence to Islamic principles and values, maintenance of human dignity, and protection of the rights of service providers and clients
  • Adherence to scientific principles and standards
  • Effective and efficient service provision by focusing on three areas:
  • Process orientation
  • Client orientation
  • Continuous improvement aimed at increasing the satisfaction of service providers and clients
Macro-Scale Goals
  • Providing public access to quality, safe, effective, efficient, and timely healthcare services, on the basis of health system management evidence
  • Offering financial public support against healthcare costs in line with current national laws
  • Improving accountability in the service delivery system
  • Increasing client and service provider satisfaction levels
  • Improving the quality of healthcare delivery planning, coordination and supervision in a continuous manner
  • Empowering administrators, managers and employees through efficient use of available resources
  • Building the capacity and preparing the ground for performing and employing applied studies
  • Developing a Comprehensive Statistics and Data Management System
  • Developing and improving quantitative and qualitative health indicators
History
The Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment of Iran University of Medical Sciences was founded by six experts in 1989 with the aim of providing health services, and maintaining and improving the quality of healthcare provision in the affiliated teaching hospitals to the University. The Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment was based in the School of Medicine, with its supervisory and regulatory scope being limited to affiliated teaching hospitals to the University. From 1989 to 1994, the Vice-Chancellor’s Office’s structure and organization were developed with the establishment of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, and hospital affairs and medical equipment specialized units.
In 1994, following the dissolution of Tehran Province’s former healthcare organization (known as Behdari), the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment of Iran University of Medical Sciences was entrusted with the duties and responsibilities of Behdari in the area of supervision over healthcare services and the safety and health of drugs, food, and health and cosmetic products in Districts 2, 5, 6, 9, 18, 21 and 22 of Tehran Municipality, and in Karaj, Shahriar and Savojbolagh counties. This was a new chapter in the development of service provision and quality assurance in the Iranian health system.
In this process, the wide distribution of geographical areas, and the diversity and multiplicity of healthcare centers operating under the auspices of the University increased significantly. A number of hospitals affiliated with Behdari (Yaftabad Hospital, Shahid Fahmideh Children's Hospital, Lolagar Hospital, Tohid Hospital and Firoozabadi Hospital) were assigned to the University. Supervision over service provision and assessment of non-academic hospitals (including private and charitable hospitals affiliated with subsidiary institutions and organizations) were also assigned to the University.
In addition to hospitals, all diagnostic and medical centers, rehabilitation centers, doctor offices, pharmacies, and food and cosmetics manufacturing plants were also monitored by this Vice-Chancellor’s Office. Due to the expansion of its duties and responsibilities, the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment was renamed to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment and Medicine.
During 1994-2003, the Vice-Chancellor’s Office was transferred to the Behdari’s former building on Shariati Avenue, and between 2003 and 2010, it was transferred to Shahid Esmaeili Building in South Jamalzadeh Street. In 2004, following the establishment of Nazarabad Healthcare Network and the integration of Districts 21 and 22 of Tehran Municipality into the subsidiary areas, the scope of areas operating under the auspices of the University further expanded.
In 2006, following the establishment of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Food and Drug, some responsibilities associated with Food and Drug affair supervision were removed from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment and Medicine, and it was again renamed to Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment. In 2010, following the conversion of the city of Karaj into Alborz Province and the subsequent establishment of Alborz University of Medical Sciences, the healthcare centers in this area were assigned to this newly established university. In 2010, following the changes made in the administrative divisions of Iran, the formation of the cities of Malard, Baharestan and Qods, and the establishment of a healthcare network, the responsibility of supervision over these areas was also assigned to this university.
During 2010-2013, this university was merged with Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and its supervisory responsibilities were transferred to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment of the latter. In 2013, with the reestablishment of Iran University of Medical Sciences, the University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment was restored and reestablished in Hafez Street, Jomhuri Intersection, former building of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
After all these ups and downs, the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment currently has 18 academic centers (11 teaching hospitals and 7 health centers), 48 non-academic centers (private agencies and charities), and a total of 66 centers. In addition, this Vice-Chancellor’s Office continuously controls, supervises and assesses the performance of medical institutions, clinics, and rehabilitation and diagnostic centers, located in Districts 2, 5, 6, 9, 18, 21 and 22 of Tehran Municipality, and those located in Robat Karim, Shahriar, Baharestan, and Qods counties. In addition to academic and non-academic hospitals, numerous medical institutions are affiliated with this university (e.g. 359 laboratories, 25 limited surgical and outpatient centers, 225 general and specialized clinics, 90 dental clinics, 3394 rehabilitation institutes, prosthodontics labs, dental-related occupation offices, radiotherapy offices, 800 Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) centers, over 10,000 medical and dental offices, and a total of 14959 centers).

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