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Relevance of information technology in health information management department in University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara state

 Department: Health Information Management  
 By: usericon iamjahmeyou  

 Project ID: 5619
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Abstract
This research work examines the relevance of Information technology in the health information management department in University Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara State, Nigeria. Its specific objectives include: to examine the prior assessment made by the UITH Ilorin Hospital Management before the implementation of the system and to find out the challenges faced in the use of information technology in health records management in UITH Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, and also investigate the solutions on preservation and conservation of information technology in health records management in UITH Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Also, the paper utilizes simple percentage method that was computed by the authors to analyze data from 50 health/medical practitioners of the surveyed major departments/units in UITH Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Its findings show the major use of Information technology in health records management in University Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara State, Nigeria. Include: poor funding, inadequate computer and other ICT devices, poor skill and harsh environmental conditions. Through the findings from the survey, the research recommends that owners of health institutions should inject more financial resources into the organization in order to solve the problem of inadequate funding of the health records management, as money needed in acquiring the infrastructure development and acquisition of modern equipment that would facilitate and sustain the good health record of their patients. These could help in saving cost and manpower in the long run. Also, managers of the surveyed health institutions should intensify their efforts in encouraging their health workers to maintain good handling care of records. ...
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