Enhancing the Performance of Health Records Professionals: A review of the training curriculum


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Presented at the Nigeria MEASURE Evaluation End-of-Phase-III Event in June 2014.

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Enhancing the Performance of Health Records Professionals: A review of the training curriculum

  1. 1. Enhancing the performance of health records professionals: A review of the training curriculum Samson Bamidele & Sesan Makinde MEASURE Evaluation, Abuja Nigeria 18th June, 2014
  2. 2. Outline  Rationale for the Review  Scoping of professionals and Program Content  Partnership  Review Process  Newly introduced courses  Current Status  Next steps
  3. 3. Rationale for the Review  The use of data for decision making depends on its availability, reliability and timeliness which requires skilled personnel to deliver across the spectrum.  One of such professionals involved in health data management are the health records professionals.  The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) identified the shortfall in the quality of health records professionals
  4. 4. Scoping of Professionals and Program Content  A scoping was done of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Program Managers which revealed their reservations on the technical expertise of health records professionals encountered in the field on M&E  Curriculum was also assessed which revealed a dearth in Information Technology and emerging topics in Health Records
  5. 5. Partnership  Department of Planning, Research and Statistics of the FMOH which oversees the Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria (HRORBN) identified the board  HRORBN, FMOH and MEASURE Evaluation set up a committee to carry out a review of the curriculum for Health Records Professional after it was jointly agreed that the review was necessary.
  6. 6. Process  National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) was identified as the regulator of academic programs for all technical education in the country.  Training on curriculum development standards of the NBTE was done  Content development of the curriculum  Peer reviews  Stakeholders validation of draft curriculum  Submission to NBTE
  7. 7. Curriculum Review Steps Shortfall identified & Review planning commence d Content experts recruited NBTE Training & draft Curriculum written Stakeholde rs meeting held Peer review of drafts Final submission to NBTE
  8. 8. Some New Courses Introduced  Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs (I – III)  Health Informatics I & II  Electronic Health Records (EHR) I & II  Fundamentals of Data Analysis  Management of Human Resources in Health
  9. 9. Current Status NBTE has just given provisional approval of the curriculum
  10. 10. Next Steps  Production and dissemination of the approved curriculum  Training of academic program coordinators from institutions  Implementation of the new curriculum  Evaluation of the new curriculum and skills of the health records graduates
  11. 11. Thank you
  12. 12. MEASURE Evaluation is a MEASURE project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partnership with Futures Group International, ICF International, John Snow, Inc., Management Sciences for Health, and Tulane University. Views expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government. MEASURE Evaluation is the USAID Global Health Bureau's primary vehicle for supporting improvements in monitoring and evaluation in population, health and nutrition worldwide. Visit us online at http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure