Health reporting is an integrated system meant to provide functional health information on a
routine basis from lower level health units in Bukuku health sub district to the Director of Health
services (DDHS). It involves the collection of data on health and other related areas. The
processing, analysis, utilization and dissemination of information for informed decision making
in the matters affecting people’s health and well being. Records management is however
associated with a number of problems that constrain the entire process of generating reports,
analyzing them and their timeliness and completeness at the time of submission to the DDHS. A
study was thus carried out to establish the strengths and weakness associated with records
management and develop alternative strategies for effective health reporting in Bukuku health
sub district through improved records management.
Primary data was collected using self-administered questionnaires and formal interviews with
key informants. Data was analyzed using statistical packages for social scientists (SPSS) and
results presented using graphs, pie charts and percentage tables, Findings of the study show that
various people are responsible for the records, so anyone takes the responsibility. These people
include the record statisticians, the records assistants, health information assistant, health
assistant and the in charge. However the records assistants and records statistician are the only
professionals in this field. A number of problems are fuced in managing of records, these
include, poor storage facihties, lack of enough storage space, misfiling and loss of records and
lack of a person dedicated entirely to records management
The records managers are responsible for generating reports out of the records that were created.
records created for submission to the DDHS are weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports,
Health reporting is faced with an umber of problems which include among others: lack of
transport, lack of stationary, use of manual system and lack of enough training in health
reporting. These problems have resulted in failure of health units to meet national targets of
completeness and timeliness. This in turn affects the decision making process at district, level
and the quality of health services rendered by the ministry
HARRIET, K (2021). Health Records Management In Health Reporting In Western Ugaf~~Da, A Case Study Of Bukuku Health Sub District Kabarole District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/health-records-management-in-health-reporting-in-western-ugaf-da-a-case-study-of-bukuku-health-sub-district-kabarole-district
HARRIET, KOBUSINGE "Health Records Management In Health Reporting In Western Ugaf~~Da, A Case Study Of Bukuku Health Sub District Kabarole District" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/health-records-management-in-health-reporting-in-western-ugaf-da-a-case-study-of-bukuku-health-sub-district-kabarole-district. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.
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HARRIET, KOBUSINGE . "Health Records Management In Health Reporting In Western Ugaf~~Da, A Case Study Of Bukuku Health Sub District Kabarole District" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/health-records-management-in-health-reporting-in-western-ugaf-da-a-case-study-of-bukuku-health-sub-district-kabarole-district