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IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEM IN KIAMBU COUNTY HOSPITAL: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEM IN KIAMBU COUNTY HOSPITAL: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

AUTHORS:Bernard Wambu Maracha1 ,Maureen Atieno Adoyo2, Prof. George Odhiambo-Otieno 2

                     1Ministry of Health Headquarters Nairobi P.O Box 43319-00100 Nairobi Kenya

                          2Department of Health Systems Management, Kenya Methodist University


CORRESPONDENCE: Bernard Wambu Maracha, Ministry of Health Nairobi Kenya Tel: 0722890489, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


ABSTRACT

A functional health system delivers quality services to all people, when and where they need them. Most public hospitals in the country maintain manual health records. Manually entered data is prone to shortcomings such as: human errors in entry, files being misplaced or lost, and multiple entries of case files for patients or patients forgetting their patient numbers thus tracing their files becomes hard. Electronic Health Records Systems (EHRs) are a new concept that can be defined as a systematic collection of electronic health information about individual patients or populations. It presents a digital format of all the patients’ information. The adoption and implementation of Electronic Health Records Systems infuses modern technology into what has been a historically manual process of recording patient information and thus has created potential benefits and challenges in the health care delivery system, which needs to be established. The main objective of the study was to establish the opportunities and major challenges in regard to the implementation of EHRs system in Kiambu County Hospital with specific variables under investigation such as; Socio-demographics characteristics, the design, implementation and the technical capacity of the individual and institutions to handle the EHRS.


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THE IMPACT OF CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND ON DEVELOPMENT A CASE OF AMAGORO CONSTITUENCY IN TESO DISTRICT

THE IMPACT OF CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND ON DEVELOPMENT A CASE OF AMAGORO CONSTITUENCY IN TESO DISTRICT

Bernard Baimwera - Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya

Antony Murimi Muriuki - Lecturer, The East African University, Kenya


ABSTRACT

The research topic is an investigation on impact of constituency development fund on development, a case of Amagoro Constituency. The main study question is in what way the CDF has affected the development of the constituency. The study is guided by specific objectives: To establish the role of CDF on Development, to assess the benefits and the challenges of CDF and to determine the impact of CDF on development. Strategic implementation and knowledge on how to utilize the Constituency Development Fund is lacking at the grass root level; something that needs close attention. This study sought to bridge the knowledge gap by analyzing the impact of CDF on development in Amagoro Constituency.


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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND PROFITABILITY FOR ENERGY AND PETROLEUM FIRMS IN KENYA

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND PROFITABILITY FOR ENERGY AND PETROLEUM FIRMS IN KENYA

Fredrick Wanyonyi - SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
Ambrose Jagongo - (PhD)SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, KENYATTA UNIVERSITY


ABSTRACT

The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between working capital management and profitability for energy and petroleum firms in Kenya. The specific objective where to establish the relationship between working capital management and profitability of energy and petroleum companies Kenya. To analyze the collective effect of cash conversion cycles with working capital management and profitability and to analyze the effects of inventory management on profitability. To undertake this study, the research design for this study was casual. A casual research was used to explore the relationship between variables. The population composed of Kenyan energy and petroleum firms listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The quoted firms were assumed to have structured financial systems and likely to have specific working capital management policies and procedures in place. Since the population is small (four firms) it was considered prudent to use the entire population in the sturdy. In the view of small number of energy and petroleum firms quoted on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), the researcher sampled the whole population of firms to achieve the targeted precision level. Cooper observers that the tradeoff between the depth and breadth of the research affects the sample size and the adequacy of a sample in this type of research is judged by how comprehensively and completely the research questions are answered by the sample size. In order to meet the objectives of the study the questionaire consisted of 17 questions divided into three parts as per research objectives.


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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH MORTALITY FROM HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS ATTENDING MOI TEACHING AND REFERRAL HOSPITAL

FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH MORTALITY FROM HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS ATTENDING MOI TEACHING AND REFERRAL HOSPITAL

DR. Leah Chebet  Bii- Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE OF MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (EPIDEMIOLOGY AND DISEASE CONTROL)


ABSTRACT

Like other deaths, mortality from hypertension is a product of multiple determinants acting at many levels. Unfortunately, it is unknown which group of factors contribute most to these deaths in our setting. The aim of this study was to assess the association of different risk factors and hypertension deaths at MTRH.


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EVALUATION OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF RABBIT PRODUCTION IN BUURI SUB -COUNTY, MERU COUNTY, KENYA

EVALUATION OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF RABBIT PRODUCTION IN BUURI SUB -COUNTY, MERU COUNTY, KENYA

Shadrack M Kitavi 1 , Lawrence K. Kibet 2 , Job K. Lagat 1 , and Walter Koech 1
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management,

Egerton University,P.O. Box 536-20115, Egerton, Kenya.


2Departments of Economics,

Egerton University,P. O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya.


ABSTRACT.

Current rabbit production in Buuri Sub county stands at 1.2 Metric tons of meat against a potential
of 8.4 Metric tons per year. This productivity gap is wide and indicative of poor and low performance of the enterprise in rural areas of Kenya and specifically Buuri Sub County. The demand for protein particularly in rural areas outstrips the supply, though there exists sources from pulses, rabbits form a cheap source of animal based protein. . Thus the main objective of this study was to evaluate the technical efficiency of rabbit production so as increase its productivity through better use of the factors influencing it and hence increase producer incomes and the nutrient security of the people in Buuri sub county , Meru . The technical efficiency of rabbit production was evaluated to explain the paradox behind the low productivity of rabbit enterprises in Buuri sub-county.


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THE EFFECTS OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES ON E-PAYMENT

THE EFFECTS OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES ON E-PAYMENT

Paul Machoka - Author, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Susan Were - Co-Author.

Dr. Nicholas Lettng - Co-Author.


ABSTRACT

The ICT sector within government has seen significant reform efforts, as well as notable investments in ICT is procurement. Those attempting to reform the procurement process argue that the current system is broken, and unsuitable for the demands of modern governance. Worldwide e-procurement initiatives have been undertaken in the public sector on a large scale. However, these efforts have been associated with varying levels of success. Recently the government of Kenya directed that all government agencies will have t implement the electronic payment where all government services will be paid using mobile money, direct transfer, credit and debit cards or any other modes of electronic payment. The study aimed at investigating the effects of government policies on the performance of e-payment in parastatals.


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EFFECTS OF STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT OUTSOURCING ON ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY: A CASE OF EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES LIMITED (EABL)

EFFECTS OF STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT OUTSOURCING ON ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY: A CASE OF EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES LIMITED (EABL)

Paul Machoka - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Susan Were - Co-Author.

Dr. Nicholas Lettng - Co-Author.


ABSTRACT

Outsourcing is a widespread practice in business today and will continue to grow into the future. The reasons for and approaches toward outsourcing vary greatly from company to company. Some are doing so because of tactical considerations which could be geared towards customer focus and cost cutting strategies. Outsourcing procurement services reduces costs, focusing human and financial capital on business focus and core competencies. This is true even when the parts must be customized. While procurement outsourcing holds considerable appeal, especially in this economic climate, prospective clients need to be mindful of potential challenges that loom on the horizon. Benefits gained from procurement outsourcing derive from tactics well beyond labor arbitrage. However, of all forms of outsourcing, procurement outsourcing, because it can have an impact on 25-50 percent of the expense base of a company, has the potential to drive some of the most dramatic bottom-line benefits to corporations


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ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF REGISTERED INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT SCHEMES IN KENYA

ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF REGISTERED INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT SCHEMES IN KENYA

Salome Wanjiku Gakure - Masters Student Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr Muoni Gekara - Lecturer Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


ABSTRACT

Across the world, pension funds are a principal source of retirement income for millions of people in the world and contribute significantly to the Gross Domestic Product of many nations. In Kenya, the financial performance of pension funds schemes, both public and private, have in the recent past come under increased criticism. This study sought to analyze the financial performance of retirement benefit schemes in Kenya by taking a case of registered individual retirement schemes in Kenya. The study focused on determining the influence of market volatility, risk management policy, good governance and low coverage on financial performance of the pension schemes. To achieve this, the study adopted a descriptive survey that purposefully targeted senior administrators and key policy makers in 30 individual pension schemes registered by the Retirement Benefits Authority


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INVENTORY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR ESSENTIAL DRUGS AT PUBLIC AND MISSION HOSPITALS IN MERU COUNTY, KENYA

ANALYSIS OF CORPORATE FINANCIAL DISTRESS DETERMINANTS: A SURVEY OF NON-FINANCIAL FIRMS LISTED IN THE NSE

Authors: Shadrack M. Meeme.,Dominic C. Okero,Lilian K. Muiruri.

Institution: Kenya Methodist University
Department: Health Systems Management
Corresponding Author: Shadrack M. Meeme P.O. Box 3005 Meru,Tel +254 720 721 371 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


ABSTRACT

Essential drugs are important for quality service delivery in the healthcare system. Proper inventory management of essential drugs in the health facilities is critical in ensuring availability of essential drugs (ED). Despite the importance of the required essential drugs at various user points, about one third of the world’s population does not have access to ED. This is a serious problem considering that drugs take up a significant portion of the healthcare budget and availability of ED is critical in quality healthcare provision which is a priority of the Health Systems. To examine the current stock control practices for essential drugs at public and mission hospitals in Meru County, determine the current storage practices for essential drugs at public and mission hospitals in Meru County and establish the current practices for managing returns of essential drugs at public and mission hospitals in Meru County.


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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY IN KENYA: A CASE OF MURANG'A COUNTY HOSPITAL

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY IN KENYA: A CASE OF MURANG'A COUNTY HOSPITAL

Muthoni Njuguna - Author

Ben O.Osuga - Co-Author

Maureen Adoyo - Co-Author

 


ABSTRACT

Good health services are those which deliver effective, safe, quality personal and non-personal interventions to those who need then and where needed, with minimum waste of resources. The purpose of the study was to investigate the factors affecting quality service delivery in the public health sector in Kenya and in specific the Murang’a County Hospital. The target population included doctors, nurses and lab technologists


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CHALLENGES OF INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN HEALTH WORKERS TRAINING.A CASE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY PROGRAMS AT KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE

CHALLENGES OF INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN HEALTH WORKERS TRAINING.A CASE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY PROGRAMS AT KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE

Authors: Nyawira Mwangi 1, 2 Musa Oluoch 1 , GW Odhiambo -Otieno 1

Affiliation: 1 Department of Health Systems Management, Kenya Methodist University 2Kenya Medical Training College

Author Information
Corresponding author: Dr Nyawira Mwangi (MBChB, MSc PHEC) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr Musa Oluoch (MBA), Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University
Prof GW Odhiambo-Otieno PhD, Lecturer and Chair, Postgraduate Studies, Department of Health
Systems Management, Kenya Methodist University.


ABSTRACT

This study addressed the human resource for health pillar of health systems. It was carried out in Kenya against the background of the internationally recognized critical shortage of health workers. Kenya is among the 57 countries in the world facing pronounced human resource for health shortage. The need to scale up health workers’ training and the emerging trend of partnerships for health have been widely acknowledged. Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) trains the bulk of mid-level health workers for the country, including eye care workers. It runs three ophthalmology (eye care) training programs which are supported by partners. 15 stakeholders support the training programs through partnership. Despite the long experience of collaboration in training, a knowledge gap exists regarding the functioning of the partnership, the lessons learnt from the partnership and how education and partnership can be linked for health system strengthening. The research sought to explore the nature of challenges experienced in this partnership.


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SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS MITIGATION STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN KENYA: A CASE OF COCA COLA COMPANY (K)

SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS MITIGATION STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN KENYA: A CASE OF COCA COLA COMPANY (K)

Mohamed Konse Siba - Masters Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

Dr. Jane Omwenga - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya.


ABSTRACT

The aim of the study was to investigate the supply chain risks mitigation strategies adopted by manufacturing firms where the context of focus will be Coca Cola Company in Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were: To establish the effects of capacity addition strategy, channel flexibility strategy, inventory addition strategy and supply chain responsiveness strategy on mitigation of supply chain risks in Coca Cola Company.


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  • INFLUENCE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ON EMPLOYEE RETENTION IN SELECTED STATE CORPORATIONS IN KENYA

    Employee retention is becoming a real challenge in today’s work environment as employers begin to realize the value of people that make up the organization. It has been noted that lack of effective SHRM practices leads to increased rate employee turnover in many organizations. Many Kenyan state corporations have been characterized with high employee turnover rates. Recent surveys show that over 75% of state corporations experience low level of employees’ retention and face high staff turnover rates. Despite the fact that the Kenyan government has made efforts towards achievements of various development goals, the rate of employee retention in many state corporations has remained low for the past ten years. Notwithstanding the significant influence of Human Resource Management strategies on employee retention in organizations, most studies on SHRM and employee retention that have been undertaken in public and private organization and are not linked with employee retention in state corporations. The general objective of the study was to establish the influence of strategic human resource management practices on employee retention in selected state corporations in Kenya. The study specifically aimed to; assess the influence of employee recruitment strategy on employee retention in state corporations in Kenya; determine the influence of employee compensation strategy on employee retention in state corporations in Kenya; assess the influence of employee training strategy on employee retention in state corporations in Kenya and to establish the influence of employee relations strategy on employee retention in state corporations in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive research design and the target population was a total of 372 human resource and development staff working in the selected state corporations with headquarters offices in Nairobi. The study applied a stratified random sampling technique to select 124 respondents as the sample size for the study. Questionnaires were used as the main data collection instruments and a pilot study was conducted to pretest questionnaires for reliability. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis will be used to analyze the gathered data and the results were presented on tables, figures and graphs. The study findings showed that employee recruitment strategy; employee compensation strategy; employee training strategy and employee relations strategy influence employee retention in State Corporations in Kenya. The study concluded that recruitment strategy is the major human resource strategy that influences most employee retention in state corporations with a coefficient of 0.389, followed by compensation strategy with a coefficient of 0.185, then employee relations strategy with a coefficient of 0.128 and lastly training strategy with a coefficient of 0.123. The study recommended for application of recruitment strategy that emphasizes on higher and right academic qualifications, hiring of management trainees and use of head hunting to recruit the most experienced and skilled staff. The management of state corporations should formulate and implement effective employee compensation strategy through regular review employee salary structures, provision of good benefits and implementation of effective merit pay methods. The management of state corporations should adopt effective employee training strategy by regularly conducting on-the-job training; offthe-job training and leadership development training. The management of state corporations should adopt effective employee relations strategy through application of effective communication channels, use of effective conflict resolution methods, encouraging team building activities and providing better working conditions. 


    Author: Kinoti Agostino Kiogora  

    Co- Author:Dr. Kepha Ombui 

     

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