The school was established in 2001 after successful accreditation of the facilities by a three-man team of the Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria.
The zeal to establish the school was realized by the then Chief Medical Director, Prof B.A.N Nwakoby who encouraged the founder and the then Chief Medical Records Officer, Chief F.O. Amadi, with the necessary support towards the achievement of this noble cause .
The school started with part one (1) of the programme which is a two – year course leading to the award of National Diploma in Health Information Management. The initial number of in takes was 25 students drawn from different parts of the country. Since the inception of the programme, the school has produced graduands who are contributing meaningfully in the service of humanity.
Presently, the Higher National Diploma which is the part II of the programme is also in place.
OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME
The main objectives of the programme are:
- To impart a body of knowledge and command of adequate technical skills and techniques.
- To increase the students’ capacity to be creative and to communicate effectively with others.
- To help the student understand himself, his environment and the community in which he lives.
- To establish and maintain professional standards and ethics in the practice of Health Information Management.
- To raise and maintain the status of the Health Information Management profession in Nigeria and all over the world.
The School’s main thrust has been the training of middle level manpower for Health industries in areas of data generation and processing. The programme was designed to provide the necessary skills and professional ethics training for Health Information Managers who will function in Health Institutions.
Challenging manpower needs in the Health Industry in Nigeria have inspired the creation of an elaborate programme in Health Information Management to produce professionals to cope with the demands of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for effective and functional Health Information Systems.
In other words, the whole programme has been structured with a view of exposing prospective students to the core and elective courses in a more sophisticated manner through a comprehensive two-year programme leading to the award of National Diploma/Higher National Diploma.
PART I (NATIONAL DIPLOMA) – The National Diploma is a four semester (2 years) full time programme. Prospective candidates into the programme are expected to have obtained Five credit passes at not more than two sittings in English language, Mathematics, Biology or Health Science, Physics or Chemistry and any other subject chosen from the options of Economics, Geography, Religious Knowledge and Nigeria languages.
PART II (HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA) – The Higher National Diploma programme is a four semesters/two (2) years full time course.
Prospective candidates into the HND programme are expected to have the following;
- National Diploma Certificate in HIM with a minimum of a lower credit.
- Professional Diploma/Technical Certificate in HIM by HRORBN.
- Evidence of completion of one year relevant work experience in an accredited Health Institution approved by the Board.
- Candidates with a pass (GPA 2.00 – 2.49) at the ND level with two (2) or more years post ND – cognate work experience may be considered for admission into HND programme
FUNCTIONS OF THE SCHOOL
- Training of National Diploma and Higher National Diploma students in Health Information Management.
- Maintaining discipline and orderliness among the students as well as the staff.
- Advocating for and sensitizing the public on the Health Information Management profession.
- Assessing our staff through the Annual Performance Evaluation and recommending them for promotion, conversion, further training, workshops, seminars, conferences etc as appropriate.
- Encouraging our lecturers and other staff to develop (upgrade) themselves through further studies, workshops, seminars, conferences etc.