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This study investigated the information and communication technology application and use in medical records and information management in selected hospitals in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State. The Objectives of the study found out the level of application and compliance of ICT and also investigated the challenges facing the application. The survey research design was adopted while total enumeration sampling technique was used in the selection of samples. Questionnaire was used to gather data for this study while mean and standard deviation frequency counts and percentages was used in data analysis. Findings shows that the information and communication tools applicable in the selected hospitals are computers (100%), softwares such as Microsoft word, excel etc (100%), surgical ICT tools (100%), internet (90%), management software (90%), infection detecting technologies (90%), Health Information system programme (HISP) (90%), ultrasound imaging device (80%), telemedicine (76%), national health care management information system (NHC/MIS) (75%) and scanner (60%). The challenges facing the use of ICT tools in medical records and information management in the hospitals are inadequate training, insufficient knowledge on use of IT tools, failure of equipment/old IT tools, security/privacy issues, inadequate ICT facilities, lack of physical access to the tools and affordability. The research therefore recommended among others that there should be more training, awareness, exposure or workshops for staff in the hospital on the application and use of ICT tools which are seldom or never used in the hospitals to improve the health care services rendered in the hospitals.