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A New Logo for the MRAA Banner

A New Logo for the MRAA Banner President's Report A new face on this page of the Journal. What a achieve Australia-wide goals that had not been so privilege it is to be President of this Association and to apparent in my previous stint on Council. follow some outstanding women (as yet, there have been The decision to invite State Branch Chairpersons to no male presidents) in this role. Council meetings assisted in creating that atmosphere. 1991 has been a big year for me. I graduated as an Having those Chairpersons present to accept delegated MRA twenty years ago; I was forty in November; I have tasks and to contribute local information has been just finished a Graduate Diploma of Business in Health invaluable, and (whilst the travelling budget of the Service Management at the University of South Association has had to cope) it is their presence that has Australia; I have recently been appointed Manager­ enabled Council to produce the reports and position Administration at SGIC Hospitals Pty. Ltd. (a group of statements that have appeared so frequently. seven private hospitals) and now President of the The ability to achieve cooperation at an Australia­ MRAA. wide level must continue and, I hope, will result in It is also a big year for the Medical Record Association standardisation of a range of policies and MRAA of Australia. Western Australia has been formally recommended strategies (for example, on faxing accepted as a Branch; WA and Queensland have State documents) that will show the health industry there is Representatives on Council; another hugely successful one consistent, authoritative voice speaking on behalf of conference has been held ; a school of Health Information our profession. Management in Adelaide took its first students; and the The need for standardisation in many areas was an MRAA has adopted a new logo which appears on the obvious theme of papers at the conference and of the cover of this journal. questions raised in the discussion sessions at the As well, the medical record profession in Australia has Brisbane program. Standards for coding, terminology the greatest potential that it has ever had to prove its and education of MRAs were all discussed either value and make its mark on the provision of health formally or in informal groups over the week in Brisbane. services in this country. Policies need to be promulgated under an MRAA It is all fairly daunting for a new President. The task, banner. The new logo can be that banner. Whether you however, will be made easier by the members of Council, like the design or not, the point of a logo is that it should and by the continuing contribution from State Branches be recognised as representing the body it does. You in achieving the aims of the Association. don't even have to understand the origins of the design The above reference to the contribution of Council for it to be effective, although that is an advantage. and the States, so easily stated in a couple oflines, belies My hope as President is that the logo is recognised as t h e huge amount of work and cooperation behind the a national symbol of a profession that has one voice - a voice that speaks with authority and knowledge on scenes. I have been associated with Council since the early health information, what it is, what it does and how to and, on coming back as a member after a break, I manage it . 1980s could not help but notice some changes. It seemed to me I need all of you to work with me to achieve that that, whilst individuals were, of course, representatives goal. Angela Cook of their State, there was a feeling of working together to President &eason's Greetin8s to all readers AMR JOURNAL, DECEMBER, 1991 123 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Medical Record Journal SAGE

A New Logo for the MRAA Banner

Australian Medical Record Journal , Volume 21 (4): 1 – Dec 1, 1991

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SAGE
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© 1991 Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited
ISSN
0817-3907
eISSN
1833-3575
DOI
10.1177/183335839102100401
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Abstract

President's Report A new face on this page of the Journal. What a achieve Australia-wide goals that had not been so privilege it is to be President of this Association and to apparent in my previous stint on Council. follow some outstanding women (as yet, there have been The decision to invite State Branch Chairpersons to no male presidents) in this role. Council meetings assisted in creating that atmosphere. 1991 has been a big year for me. I graduated as an Having those Chairpersons present to accept delegated MRA twenty years ago; I was forty in November; I have tasks and to contribute local information has been just finished a Graduate Diploma of Business in Health invaluable, and (whilst the travelling budget of the Service Management at the University of South Association has had to cope) it is their presence that has Australia; I have recently been appointed Manager­ enabled Council to produce the reports and position Administration at SGIC Hospitals Pty. Ltd. (a group of statements that have appeared so frequently. seven private hospitals) and now President of the The ability to achieve cooperation at an Australia­ MRAA. wide level must continue and, I hope, will result in It is also a big year for the Medical Record Association standardisation of a range of policies and MRAA of Australia. Western Australia has been formally recommended strategies (for example, on faxing accepted as a Branch; WA and Queensland have State documents) that will show the health industry there is Representatives on Council; another hugely successful one consistent, authoritative voice speaking on behalf of conference has been held ; a school of Health Information our profession. Management in Adelaide took its first students; and the The need for standardisation in many areas was an MRAA has adopted a new logo which appears on the obvious theme of papers at the conference and of the cover of this journal. questions raised in the discussion sessions at the As well, the medical record profession in Australia has Brisbane program. Standards for coding, terminology the greatest potential that it has ever had to prove its and education of MRAs were all discussed either value and make its mark on the provision of health formally or in informal groups over the week in Brisbane. services in this country. Policies need to be promulgated under an MRAA It is all fairly daunting for a new President. The task, banner. The new logo can be that banner. Whether you however, will be made easier by the members of Council, like the design or not, the point of a logo is that it should and by the continuing contribution from State Branches be recognised as representing the body it does. You in achieving the aims of the Association. don't even have to understand the origins of the design The above reference to the contribution of Council for it to be effective, although that is an advantage. and the States, so easily stated in a couple oflines, belies My hope as President is that the logo is recognised as t h e huge amount of work and cooperation behind the a national symbol of a profession that has one voice - a voice that speaks with authority and knowledge on scenes. I have been associated with Council since the early health information, what it is, what it does and how to and, on coming back as a member after a break, I manage it . 1980s could not help but notice some changes. It seemed to me I need all of you to work with me to achieve that that, whilst individuals were, of course, representatives goal. Angela Cook of their State, there was a feeling of working together to President &eason's Greetin8s to all readers AMR JOURNAL, DECEMBER, 1991 123

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Australian Medical Record JournalSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 1991

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