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TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITALS COMPLEX (OAUTHC) ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE

Volume: 74  ,  Issue: 1 , April    Published Date: 21 April 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 55  ,  Download: 29 , Pages: 70 - 86    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100741420211841

Authors

# Author Name
1 Eunice Olayinka ADEPOJU
2 Jacob Kehinde OPELE

Abstract

This study focused on technology application in Health Information Management in Obafemi Awolowo University Hospitals Complex Ile-Ife. A simple random sampling technique was employed for the selection of respondents for the study. A total of Seventy eight (78) respondents across the department was randomly selected for the study. Descriptive statistics was employed in the analysis of data collected for the study. The reliability test of the instrument shows a (?= 0.9 for staff level of awareness of technology use in health information management practice), (?= 0.8 for areas of technology application in health information practice), and for (?= 0.9 for barriers of technology application in health information practice).The findings showed the majority of the respondent had good knowledge /aware of technology use in health information practices and the need for its application in the day-to-day administration of the hospital activities. The finding shows areas of technology application include: coding and indexing of clinical diagnosis, maintenance and records keeping, information processing and decision making, reduction of medical cost. The findings showed that majority of the respondents (80.8%) identified such barriers as militating technology used in health information management in OAUTHC. The study concluded that technology has the potential of enhancing job satisfaction of health information management professionals. Lastly the study recommended that other departments in the hospital should also embark on similar study so as to have an overview of the impact of technology application in other departments of the hospitals for a generalized assessment

Keywords

  • information technology
  • Technology
  • Health
  • Management
  • Application
  • Health
  • Management