Evaluating a masters programme in health information management
Chikware, Arthur Bhekimpilo
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Health Information Management (HIM) is an essential health administration component for the organising, coordinating and distribution of health related information, for the benefit of all its recipients. HIM professionals combine some medical and business disciplines to perform their duties. This research was aimed at evaluating the outcomes of an academic Master’s programme in HIM, to assess whether it equiped Health Information Managers with the competences in multicultural communication, leadership and management, as well as whether it contributed theoretical knowledge about the composition of academic Masters’ programmes, and their significance towards the development of competences in HIM. The evaluation was conducted through a qualitative and quantitative survey. This approach enables the researcher to adopt an observer’s approach to the research exercise, and the participants/respondents are treated in a more equal manner. Essentially, this is done to limit the researcher’s bias, as well as encourage equal treatment of the participants/respondents.