The aim of this study is to investigate how ‘Capacity development in health information management can promote efficient health services delivery in hospitals in Calabar Urban, Cross River State, Nigeria. Three research objectives and questions were framed which culminated in three hypotheses for the study. A well designed questionnaire was prepared and one hundred copies were printed and distributed to respondents in the sampled hospitals for completion. The data were extracted from the questionnaire and analysed using Chi – square statistical tool to test the hypotheses at 0.05. The result of the study revealed that; capacity development enhances skills of health information professionals to perform their jobs successfully; it serves as a means of improving efficiency in services delivery and also motivate health information professionals to increase their input. The study recommended that; Capacity development should be promoted to sustain skills; promote efficiency and productivity; health information staff should be encourage to attend seminars in order to function effectively, and agency responsible for certification and license validation should formulate policies that will make it mandatory for every professional to attend capacity development workshops.
Adie, Justine Akunke, Beshel, Ignatius A (2018); Enhancing the Productivity of Health Information Professionals through Capacity Development: A Case Study of Government Hospitals in Calabar Urban, Cross River State, Nigeria; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.8.2018.p8019