The hospital started as a community hospital, Nnewi, which later became a government general hospital in 1990.

The General Hospital was upgraded to Anambra state Hospital (ASUTECH) to offer clinical facility for the training of the students of Health Science and Technology. The name was changed to Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) and was taken over by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1992.

The school of Health Information is one of the training schools established to offer human resources for health development of the country in line with Federal Government objectives for setting up tertiary health institutions. The School of Health Information Management was officially established in June, 1996 and the first accreditation done by the Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria. Immediately after the accreditation, lecturers/tutors were appointed by the hospital management for effective learning process.

The first batch of students (10 students) started their normal lectures on 14th October, 1996 after the appointment of the school staff.