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MESSAGE FROM REGISTRAR/CEO

Alh. Mohammed Ibrahim Mami

REGISTRAR

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of Health Records Officers’ Registration Board of Nigeria (HRORBN).

The Board (HRORBN) is a Federal Government agency established by Decree 39 of 1989(now CAP H2 2004 LFN). And saddle with the mandate to control and regulate the practice of Health Records Management in Nigeria and matters relating thereto.

The functions of the Board amongst others include the following;

  • Determining the standards of knowledge and skill attainable to a person seeking to become a member of the profession of Health Records Management and improving on those standards from time to time as permissible by circumstance
  • Securing in accordance with the provision of the board’s enabling Act, the establishment and maintenance of a Register persons registered under the Act as member of the profession and the publication from time to time of lists of those person.
  • Conducting examinations in health records management and awarding certificates or diplomas to successful candidates as appropriate, and for such purpose the Board shall prescribe fees to be paid in respect thereof.

This website is designed to provide the general public with up to date information on the activities and programmes of the Board as well as providing easy access to its services and programmes.

Thank you.

VISION OF THE BOARD

To establish a culture of excellence in Health Information Management practices, Education, Training and Research.

 

MISSION OF THE BOARD

To recognize the potentiality in every person to excel and provide the enabling environment for advancing innovative education in Health Information Management for personal and professional growth.

 

Health Record Officers Registration Board of Nigeria Registration Act
Arrangement of Sections
  • Establishment of the Health Record Officers Registration Board of Nigeria, etc.
  • Registration and related matters.
  • Training.
  • Professional discipline.
  • Miscellaneous.

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News

Reps seek to establish Health Information Council

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill seeking to repeal the Health Records Officers (Registration) Act and establish the Health Information Practitioners Council of Nigeria.

The bill, sponsored by Rep Muhammad Usman (APC, Kaduna), states that the council will provide effective and efficient health information management, regulate the training, practice and management of health information system in Nigeria and related matters.

Stating the objectives of the bill, Rep Usman said it would usher in a good health records system, which is key to achieve goal number 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provides that all nations must ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages.

He said the bill would bring the Act in line with current realities in information management so that the old system of record keeping is changed to accommodate Information Communication Technology (ICT) compliant-system of information keeping and archiving.

When established, he said, the council would perform functions such as determining the standard of knowledge and skills to be attained by a person seeking to become a member of the health record management profession.

Besides, the council would facilitate the establishment of a register of persons registered as health information practitioners as well as facilitate the conduct of examination in health records management and award of certificates and diplomas to successful candidates.

The council shall also provide guidelines and minimum qualifications for persons seeking to be members of the Information Management Practitioners and has the powers to approve any course of training for intending members of the profession.

Additionally, there would be a disciplinary committee of the council, which is vested with the responsibility of considering and determining any case referred to it by the disciplinary panel established in the bill.

Supporting the bill, Rep Istifanus Dung Gyang (PDP, Plateau) said it would help Nigeria to transit the management of health records from the analog to the digital era and that the staff in the health sector would be more efficient.

On his part, Rep Jimoh Olajide (APC, Lagos) said "this is a very good bill for various reasons. It's a welcome development for technological advancement. It will improve access to patients' data and efficiency in health services."

 

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