Friday 23rd June, 2017
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LUTH charges matriculating students on diligence, steadfastness

LUTH charges matriculating students on diligence, steadfastness

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof Chris Bode, has charged the newly admitted students of the in­stitution’s School of Health Infor­mation Management to be stead­fast and focused in their pursuit of knowledge.
Speaking at the matriculation ceremony of the institution, which saw 20 students matriculated into the Ordinary National Diplo­ma and 45 others into the Higher National Diploma, the CMD in­formed them that this is their foun­dation and the way they are going to pan out in the future as profes­sionals is dependent on how they manage their time in the school.
Prof Bode, who was represent­ed by the Chairman, Medical Ad­visory Committee (CMAC), Prof Olufemi Fasanmade, said, “It is not enough for a student or trainee to pass through a learning institution, rather, it is more important to al­low the school to pass through you. What this means is that you should let the school make its maximum impact on your professional train­ing; let people know that you came from the school of Health Informa­tion Management in LUTH.”
On his part, the Principal, School of Information Management, Mr Taiwo Olofinluyi, who described the institution as a renowned cita­del of learning and training centre for health information profession­als stated that a health information officer is a very important member of the health care team.
Olofinluyi noted that “with­out the health information man­ager, there is very little that can be properly done because all that we do in healthcare has to be proper­ly documented.”
He added: “Health Information professionals collect, analyse and utilize data to provide informa­tion critical to the healthcare in­dustry. A professional health infor­mation officer collects many kinds of data from a variety of sources- case note, laboratory investiga­tion, ward round, from the phar­macy and so many other sources. And they monitor the integrity of this information to ensure that ap­propriate to these records are avail­able in the present and in the fu­ture. They also manage the analysis and they use these data for plan­ning.”
 

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