Management of Electronic Records for Service Delivery at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Oluwole O. Durodolu (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa & University of Lagos Library, Lagos, Nigeria), Philomina A. Mamudu (Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and Vusi O. Tsabedze (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 214
EISBN13: 9781799865735|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2527-2.ch011
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Abstract

Healthcare providers have, over the years, struggled with the management of patient records. The struggle became exaggerated as information became increasingly large and convoluted. The contemporary healthcare environment is characterised by information overload; without the proper organisation of information resources, access to valuation resources can become an albatross, if not properly managed. Health information is the data associated with the medical ailment of a patient's history, containing symptoms, diagnoses, procedures, and results. Quick access to this vital information may be a life-and-death decision that must not be taken for granted. This chapter aims to investigate how electronic records are managed in a contemporary method as adopted by the University College Hospital (UCH).
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