Dept. of Health Systems Mgmt – KeMU HSMG 527 HIM KENYA METHODIST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SYSTEM MANAGEMENT MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (MSc HSM) HSMG 527: HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT STUDENTS ’ LEARNING MATERIALS HANDOUT # 1 Class: May 2018 Mode: DLM Time: Classroom: KT Instructor: Carol Kawila Office: KeMU TOWERS – 13 th Floor E-mail: [email protected]
Dept. of Health Systems Mgmt – KeMU HSMG 527 HIM Lecture: TOPIC: Introduction to Health Information Management Sub-topics of Discussion: i. Introduction to Health Information Management Course, a. Health System Strengthening Pillars ii. Overview of the Course a. Expected Learning Outcomes b. Methods of Course Delivery – Competency-based Approach c. HIM Domains d. Assessment Methods e. Learning Resources Introduction: Healthcare is an information intensive process. High-quality patient care relies on careful documentation of each patie nt’s medical history, health status, current medical conditions and treatment plans. Management and financial information is essential for strategic planning and efficient operational support of the patient care process. The healthcare industry is one of the most information-intensive sectors of our economy. The management of healthcare organizations can be improved through intelligent use of information. This requires systematic planning and management of information resources to develop information systems that support patient care, administrative operations, and strategic management. Health information System is one of the pillars of health system strengthening. At its broadest, health system strengthening (HSS) can be defined as any array of initiatives and strategies that improves one or more of the functions of the health system and that leads to better health through improvements in access, coverage, quality, or efficiency (Health Systems Action Network 2006). A Health System A health system consists of all the organizations, institutions, resources and people whose primary purpose is to improve health. This includes efforts to influence determinants of health as well as more direct health-improvement activities. The health system delivers preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative interventions through a combination of public health actions and the pyramid of health care facilities that deliver personal health care — by both State and non-State actors. The actions of the health system should be responsive and financially fair, while treating people respectably. A health system needs staff, funds, information, supplies, transport, communications and overall guidance and direction to function. Strengthening health systems thus means addressing key constraints in each of these areas.
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