Records Management and Information Systems in Health

Records Management and Information Systems in Health - Course Objective

The main objective of this session is to enable participants to deal effectively with  records, and information systems management matters that arise in health care delivery.

Course Fees

350,000 Ugx

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Teaching and learning  experiences

The course uses principles of reflective thinking and problem-based learning applying participatory   teaching and learning approaches. They include improved lectures, small group discussions, case studies.   Power point presentations will be the major mode of lecture transmission.

Enabling objectives

  • Introduction to Health Information Systems & Records Management
  • Introduction to Managing Hospital Records
  • Principles of Hospital Records Management
  • Centralized/Unitary Versus Decentralized System
  • Role of Medical Records Officer
  • Types of Medical Records
  • Patient Registers and Indexes
  • Operations Records
  • Central Administrative Records
  • Data Collection methods & tools used health facilities
  • Diagnostic Coding of Diseases
  • Legal Status of Hospital Records
  • Forms Design 
  • Identification of Patients
  • Data compilation, analysis, utilization and reporting
  • Internal Arrangement of Files
  • Destruction of Hospital Records
  • Health Sector Strategic Investment Plan Indicator  (Uganda)

Target group

The course targets  records assistants,  nurses, midwives, clinical officers, statisticians, data managers and students.

Course duration

5 weekends

6.00 pm -9.00pm

9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Time allocation for theory is balanced with practical aspects of the course.

Certificate Award

An International Health Sciences Certificate of Participation is awarded to a participant who successfully completes the course.

Course Facilitator



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P.O. Box 7782 Kampala, Uganda

Tel: (+256) 312 307-400


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