Healthcare system in this contemporary time
is moving towards digitalization with respect to
management of patients’ health information, this is
however pertinent to achieve improved healthcare
quality, Information and Communication Technology
(ICT) in hospital settings.
The process therefore requires migrating from
paper records to Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
particularly in Africa where it has been a lingering
challenge. However, adopting technology in the
management of patient records will provide more
accurate and details patient’s profile. This study
therefore investigated perceptions of health Information
Management Professionals on the importance of
computer system in health information management in
Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital ,Ile-Ife,
Osun- State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was
adopted and thirty (30) Health Information
Management Professionals were randomly selected
from Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital.
Keywords : Perception, Health Information Management, Computer Science, Professionals Importance, Osun-state.