11 December 2020 by Florence Adewale
The Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria has developed a strategic framework to fastrack health information for national planning.
The Registrar of the Board, Mallam Ibrahim Mohammed Mami made this known when the Minister of State for Health paid a working visit to the board in Abuja.
Mallam Mohammed Mami who said the records and information strategic framework twenty twenty one to twenty twenty five became necessary to provide guidelines for the implementation of Electronic Health Records in Nigeria which is part of the board’s commitment to improve access to healthcare services.
He explained that with the current trend in health information management globally, the board had also keyed into the electronic health record solution in all training institutions.
In his words “with the current trend in health information management globally and continuing advocacy and yearning of the Federal Ministry of Health for application of information Technology in Human Information Management System, the board has developed Electronic Health Records solution to be used in all HIM training institutions in the country for practical purpose. This will make students to have knowledge of Electronic Health Record modules in any computerised health care facility.”
In a remark, the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnibe Mamora, pledged the commitment of the ministry to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure a conducive working environment for the board.
“In this era of covid nineteen pandemic we always say we rely on science, we rely on evidence and most importantly we rely on data, and you are the one that supplies this data. If there is any problem or challenge we are having as a country it is because we don’t have a national data base which is very critical to every thing we do particularly pconcerning planning.
So I am saying all this to buttress on the importance of the job you do even though you were not seen out there.
We will discuss with relevant stakeholders and I will personally discuss with the SGF as well, you need a conducive environment to work better to increase your productivity.”
The Minister of State for health advised members of staff of the Board to embrace more team work to improve the health sector.