Health Records and IT course help students in the organization and management of Health Information Data by maintaining accuracy, accessibility and security of paper and electronic systems. It entails use of technology in classification, creation of code and categorization of patient information for data bases, registries, maintenance of patients data.
The growing need for accurate, complete and timely patient information and the
sensitivity of this information has made it necessary that we have the right individuals
handling patient data. That is why colleges are now training Health Records Officers
Health Record Officers organize and manage health information data by ensuring its
quality accuracy, accessibility and security in both paper and electronic systems. By use
of technology they classify, code and categorize patient information for data bases and
registries and maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.
Accurate treatment histories enable the doctors to diagnose and prescribe the correct
medication that will restore the client to their normal productive lives.
Jordan Hospital Medical College offers training in the field of Health Records &
Information Technology both for diploma and certificate programs.
- Diploma: 2 years
- Certificate: 1 year
An individual entering this course should have any of the following minimum requirements:
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D (D Plain)
- Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority