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Role of Health Information Management in Primary Healthcare Delivery System

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Role of Health Information Management in Primary Healthcare Delivery System

ABSTRACT

The study was focused on the Role of Health Information Management in Primary Healthcare Delivery system: A case study of Abak Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State. The research adopted a descriptive survey design and simple random sampling technique using simple percentage for data analysis.

The population is made up of 150 sample size. A set of questionnaire was used to obtain data and 130 copies were retrieved out of 150 copies administered.

The specific objectives were to: find out the distribution of work among Health Information Management within the Primary Healthcare in Abak Local Government Area, Assess the strategies in which Health Information could be managed to satisfy a patient in Primary Healthcare in Abak Local Government Area, find out the responsibilities of Health Information Management in Primary Healthcare in Abak Local Government Area, Identity the factors militating against quality Health Information Practice in Healthcare system.

The finding revealed that Role of Health Information Management in Primary Healthcare Delivery System ensures healthcare facilities with the highest standard of data integrity and security.

Therefore the researcher on conclusion of the study recommended that there should be; employment of trained Health Information Managers at the grassroots level for proper registration and documentation of patient record or Health Information.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Certification    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           i

Dedication      –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           ii

Acknowledgment       –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iii

Abstract          –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iv

Table of Contents       –           –           –           –           –           –           –           v

List of Tables  –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           vi

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background to the Study       –           –           –           –           –           1

1.2       Statement of the Problem       –           –           –           –           –           2

1.3       Objective of the Study           –           –           –           –           –           4

1.4       Research Question      –           –           –           –           –           –           5

1.5       Significance of the Study       –           –           –           –           –           5

1.6       Scope of the Study     –           –           –           –           –           –           6

1.7       Limitation of the Study          –           –           –           –           –           6

1.8       Definition of Terms    –           –           –           –           –           –           7

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF LITERATURE

2.1       Introduction    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           8

2.2       Health Information Management; it’s Concept-                     –           9

2.3       Responsibilities of Health Information Management             –           10

2.4       Functions of Health Information Management on

the Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety     –           –           –           13

2.5       Primary Healthcare     –           –           –           –           –           –           13

2.6       Importance of Health Information Management        –           –           16

2.7       The Role of Health Information Management

in Proper Implementation of Primary Healthcare       –           –           17

2.8       Challenges or problems that affect the health information

Managers in Performing  their role in primary healthcare       –           17

 CHAPTER THREE

METHODOLOGY

3.1       Introduction    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           19

3.2       Research Design         –           –           –           –           –           –           19

3.3       Population of the Study –                   –           –           –           –           19

3.4       Sample Size and Sampling Technique            –           –           –           20

3.5       Data Collection Instrument    –           –           –           –           –           20

3.6       Reliability and Validation of Instrument        –           –           –           20

3.7       Methods of data collection     –           –           –           –           –           21

3.8       Method of Data Analysis       –           –           –           –           –           21

 CHAPTER FOUR

RESULT AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.1       Introduction    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           22

4.2       Demographic Information of Respondent      –           –           –           22

4.3       Research Questions     –           –           –           –           –           –           26

4.4       Discussion of Findings           –           –           –           –           –           32

 CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

5.1       Introduction    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           34

5.2       Summary         –           –           –           –           –           –           –           34

5.3       Conclusion      –          –           –           –           –           –           –           34

5.4       Recommendation        –           –           –           –           –           –           35

5.5       Reference

Appendix (es)

INTRODUCTION

Health Information Management (HIM) professionals play a vital role in the delivery of Healthcare in Nigeria through their focus on the collection, maintenance and use of quality data to support the information intensive and information reliant healthcare system.

Health information reliant healthcare system. Health information management professionals practice in an increasingly diverse set of roles in a wide variety of healthcare settings providers and payer organisations public and privates agencies, research, licensing, accreditation etc. and vendo organisation which provide health information tools product as well as consulting an out sourcing services. AHIMA (2008).

Health Information is a collection of clinical information pertaining to patient physical and mental health complied from different sources. Health records being a clinical scientific, administration and legal document relating to patient care in which recorded sufficient data written in sequence of events to justify the diagnosis and warrant treatment and end result should be preserved where there is no unauthorized assess.

Health records contains demographic data, next of kin, and most of the following clinical surgical procedure and drug therapy, medical history, examination diagnosis; treatment.

Result of investigation laboratory (e.g. biochemistry, hematology, pathology), imaging (e.g. plain films, scan). Health information plays a major role in terms of patient care research, training of medical and other para-medical student and statistical report http/www.AHIMA.Org, (2003).

It also used in the protection of hospital staff, making of issuance program and patient care evaluation. The concepts of health record place it’s importance in health care delivery system and as such policies should be formulated on maintenance of confidentiality in health information practice.

REFERENCE

Affiah, S. B. (2004). Health Record and your Health.

Ahima. (2011). American Health Information Management Association Code of Ethics.http://library.ahima.org/xpedio/groups/public/documents/ahima/bok-024277.

W.H.O. (2010). World Health Organisation.

Washington. L. (2010). From Custodian to Steward: Evolving Roles in the E-HIM Transition.” Journal of AHIMA (Volume 81, no.5:42-43).

La Tour, Kathleen M.E. Mak, Shirty Eichewald (2010) Health Information.

(Dennies M. O. Ani) Dennis’s Guide to Community Health and Primary Healthcare Practice.

Shaffer Audery (2002); Journal of American Health Information Management Association.

Oliver, A. (2012); Journal of American Health Information Management Association. 

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