The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ogun State government has commenced training for medical record officers on the new revised National health management information system (NHMIS) tools version for the year 2020.
Delivering the keynote address during the flag-off of the 2-Day capacity building for Medical Record Technicians and Record Clerks in the State government owned facilities in Abeokuta, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, pointed out that the new revised NHIMS tool would be useful for proper collection, collation and reportage of services rendered in the state’s health facilities.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro, the Commissioner while commending the organizers, emphasised that the essence of the training was to improve the capacity of the officers on data generation and documentation, noting that the Health Information System would enhance right decisions in policy making, adding that the data would also assist the processes of prevention, care and treatment services.
Speaking, the representative of management science for health, Mr. Ralph Enushai, said the training was aimed at upgrading participants’ knowledge on proper record keeping, collation and registration for national data.
He said poor data quality and inadequate use of information had remained major problems in the healthcare delivery, urging participants to train other health care providers on the appropriate use of the NHMIS tools.
Enushai emphasized that the use of harmonised NHMIS data collection and reporting tools, would improve the quality of routine health data generated from the health facilities in the State.
Expressing gratitude on behalf of participants, Miss Enitan Tolulope, said the programme has improve their knowledge on importance of accurate and timely medical record keeping, pledging their commitment towards availability of reliable data for evidence-based decision making in the health sector.
Press Officer, HMB