Department of Health Records and Information Management

Message from the Chairperson


Ms. Olive Mucheneh

Ms. Olive Mucheneh


The department of Health Records and Information Management is one of the three departments in the School of Public Health. The first cohort of Bachelor of Science degree in Health Records and Information Management (BSc.HRIM) were admitted in September, 2013 in the Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health. The programme was elevated to a Department with effect from March, 2017. The department is growing tremendously in terms of students and teaching staff. The University recently recruited for the Department three teaching staff bringing to a total of five.


This program targets direct entry applicants or any other equivalent qualifications recognised by University Senate.


To excel in the training of Health Records & Information Management professionals for the country’s development needs.

Core Values

Quality, teamwork, professionalism, innovation, dynamism, accountability and integrity.


To produce leaders in training, research and innovation in the field of health records and information management to support the JKUAT vision and mission to suit the needs of a dynamic health sector.

Programme Learning Outcomes


  • Produce a Health Information Officer with a solid scientific base, ethics and professional attributes requisite in the provision of quality health care services in all settings.
  • Inculcate in the learners, skills in creativity, resourcefulness and critical thinking to enhance effective service delivery and communication in clinical and community- oriented health practice.
  • Develop in the learners, the knowledge, skills and attitude in conducting research and utilising research findings for improved health care provision.
  • Produce all round graduates who would offer leadership in health care planning, implementation, monitoring evaluation and policy development for sustainable quality care provision.
  • Equip the students with knowledge skills and attitudes necessary for the identification of community health needs and mobilisation of community and other stakeholder resources in solving health problems.
  • Provide opportunities for further career and professional development in Health Records and Information Management.

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • County Governments
  • Government health departments
  • Healthcare insurance firms
  • Community health services
  • Research Institutions
  • Academic institutions
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Computer and information technology (IT) companies
  • Financial institutions (Health programmes)