Health Information Managers Association of Nigeria, HIMAN, has inaugurated branch and a viable department at the Federal Medical Centre,FMC, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Mr. Babale Nafada, National President of the Association, who performed the inaugural ceremony at the weekend, said the essence was to improve the health information management of the hospital.
Nafada stressed the need for procumbent of software modules to enable FMC, Bayelsa as a hospital to input and process data without setback.
According to him, there is need to create a networking system of information management in every department; install central unit in areas that need wire and wireless.
“Today, we have inaugurated the executive of HIMAN, FMC Yenagoa branch and we believe, that with the presence of the association in the hospital, the department of Health Information Management will improve performance.
“We expect the newly executives to work as a team, because efforts is being geared towards integrating the six geo-political zone in the country to ensure we form a formidable teamwork.
“I urge the executives to work together because this is the time they can do all they can for the betterment of hospital management; let them strategise and ensure that what they do is in line with the already set standard. That is in line with the set objectives of human constitution because human constitution contains everything it takes to move medical profession forward.
“Therefore, they should be guided by the health constitution of Health Managers Association of Nigeria; be dedicated to duty for effective information management,” he said.
Dr. Dennis Alagoa, Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, said the inauguration of HIMAN and Department of Health Information Management in the Hospital was a welcome development.
Alagoa pledged to cooperate with the association to ensure that the department was sustained and developed to optimal standard.
“Though, we still need an in-house training of staff because what we are actually working towards is to have zero tolerance to long waiting before service,” he said.
Mr. Ebiowei Nobia, Newly Chairman of HIMAN, FMC Yenagoa, said he was ready to cooperate with members and hospital management for effective health information management.

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