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Human resource capacity for information management in selected public healthcare facilities in Meru County, Kenya.

Kiilu EM, Okero DC, Muiruri L, Owuondo PA - Pan Afr Med J (2015)

Bottom Line: Analysis was done using SPSS version 20 and results were presented in tables, charts and graphs.Further, only 9.1% (11) health workers had received information management training while 90.9% (110) had not received such training.The researcher recommended that healthcare facilities management teams develop a competency based framework for defining the desired skill mix for information management and have a yearly Training Needs Assessment for assessing training needs for information management among the health workers.

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Affiliation: Meru Level Five Hospital, Githongo District Hospital, GK Prison health center & Kinoru Dispensary in Meru County, Kenya.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Reliable health information is essential for decision making in the healthcare system. Information management in Kenya was considered the weakest area under the Health Information System pillar mainly due to inadequate health workers capacity. The study therefore aimed at assessing health workers skills and current training needs for information management in the selected healthcare facilities.

Methods: Cross-section research design was adopted and both purposive sampling technique and censuses were used to establish the study participants. Analysis was done using SPSS version 20 and results were presented in tables, charts and graphs.

Results: It was established that capacity building was usually undertaken through on-job trainings i.e. 85.1% (103) health workers had on-job training on filling of data collection tools and only 10% (13) had received formal classroom training on the same. Further, only 9.1% (11) health workers had received information management training while 90.9% (110) had not received such training. Health workers demonstrated below average skills on information management i.e. only 17.4% (21) could check for data accuracy, only 16.5% (20) could compute trends from bar charts and only 16.5% (20) could transform the data they collected into meaningful information for use.

Conclusion: The researcher recommended that healthcare facilities management teams develop a competency based framework for defining the desired skill mix for information management and have a yearly Training Needs Assessment for assessing training needs for information management among the health workers.

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Mentions: Health workers training needs for information management: Source of computer knowledge was assessed to determine if health workers had received formal training on the same. It was found that majority 34 (28.1%) of the respondents gained their computer knowledge from formal classroom, 22 (18.2%) from informal set-up, 11 (9.1%) of the respondents had gained their knowledge from on-job training while 1 (0.8%) of respondents gained from other unspecified sources. Training on filling of manual data collection tools was also majorly done through on-job training rather than through formal classroom training (Figure 4). Training on information management was found to be inadequate with majority 110 (90%) of the respondents having not received any such training, while only 11 (9.1%) having been trained on information management. Further, respondents were asked to indicate their willingness to attend a four week training on information management. The data collected indicated that majority 97 (80.2%) of the respondents would be willing to attend the training while 16 (13.2%) would not be willing to attend the four week training. Factors influencing training attendance among the health workers was also assessed i.e. (Table 1). Correlation co-efficient between the dependent and independent variables was done and results were as seen in (Table 2).


Human resource capacity for information management in selected public healthcare facilities in Meru County, Kenya.

Kiilu EM, Okero DC, Muiruri L, Owuondo PA - Pan Afr Med J (2015)

Training on filling of manual data collection tools in Meru County, Kenya 2014
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0004: Training on filling of manual data collection tools in Meru County, Kenya 2014
Mentions: Health workers training needs for information management: Source of computer knowledge was assessed to determine if health workers had received formal training on the same. It was found that majority 34 (28.1%) of the respondents gained their computer knowledge from formal classroom, 22 (18.2%) from informal set-up, 11 (9.1%) of the respondents had gained their knowledge from on-job training while 1 (0.8%) of respondents gained from other unspecified sources. Training on filling of manual data collection tools was also majorly done through on-job training rather than through formal classroom training (Figure 4). Training on information management was found to be inadequate with majority 110 (90%) of the respondents having not received any such training, while only 11 (9.1%) having been trained on information management. Further, respondents were asked to indicate their willingness to attend a four week training on information management. The data collected indicated that majority 97 (80.2%) of the respondents would be willing to attend the training while 16 (13.2%) would not be willing to attend the four week training. Factors influencing training attendance among the health workers was also assessed i.e. (Table 1). Correlation co-efficient between the dependent and independent variables was done and results were as seen in (Table 2).

Bottom Line: Analysis was done using SPSS version 20 and results were presented in tables, charts and graphs.Further, only 9.1% (11) health workers had received information management training while 90.9% (110) had not received such training.The researcher recommended that healthcare facilities management teams develop a competency based framework for defining the desired skill mix for information management and have a yearly Training Needs Assessment for assessing training needs for information management among the health workers.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Meru Level Five Hospital, Githongo District Hospital, GK Prison health center & Kinoru Dispensary in Meru County, Kenya.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Reliable health information is essential for decision making in the healthcare system. Information management in Kenya was considered the weakest area under the Health Information System pillar mainly due to inadequate health workers capacity. The study therefore aimed at assessing health workers skills and current training needs for information management in the selected healthcare facilities.

Methods: Cross-section research design was adopted and both purposive sampling technique and censuses were used to establish the study participants. Analysis was done using SPSS version 20 and results were presented in tables, charts and graphs.

Results: It was established that capacity building was usually undertaken through on-job trainings i.e. 85.1% (103) health workers had on-job training on filling of data collection tools and only 10% (13) had received formal classroom training on the same. Further, only 9.1% (11) health workers had received information management training while 90.9% (110) had not received such training. Health workers demonstrated below average skills on information management i.e. only 17.4% (21) could check for data accuracy, only 16.5% (20) could compute trends from bar charts and only 16.5% (20) could transform the data they collected into meaningful information for use.

Conclusion: The researcher recommended that healthcare facilities management teams develop a competency based framework for defining the desired skill mix for information management and have a yearly Training Needs Assessment for assessing training needs for information management among the health workers.

No MeSH data available.