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Book Review: Health Building Note 47 — Health Records Department

Book Review: Health Building Note 47 — Health Records Department Whilst this course is still in its infancy, there will be AHIMA). It is pleasing to see that Western Australia is some teething problems and refinements will be carried out keeping up with the United States of America. on an ongoing basis. I will keep you informed of its progress as I feel that, as a professional, I should not let my Katrina Chisolm skills deteriorate. Western Australia Coding competency was discussed at the 14th Conference and there was support for this concept. Phyllis Don't forget to send your news and views to the Editor, Watson reported that coding competency was being Barbara Anderson, 19 Nield Avenue, Balgowlah, NSW introduced into the United States by AMRA (now 2093 or telephone (02) 949 6874. Book Review Title: Health Building Note 47 ­ areas of interest are the section on activity data, the case note library, descriptions of folders and filing systems, and Health Records Department the method of calculating linear measure of shelving Publisher: London: HMSO required. This book is one of a series published by the HMSO, The front cover shows a wooden compactus, although and is aimed at multidisciplinary teams engaged in this is not the preferred type of shelving, and also the designing new buildings or adapting or extending existing smoking policy. Unlike Australian buildings, which have buildings. HBN 47 focuses on District General Hospital almost all been declared non-smoking, you can still smoke accommodation for the Health Records: in British Hospitals albeit, in restricted areas. I was somewhat perplexed by the difference in • office terminology; for example, the use of library to denote filing • library areas. These are differentiated by case note library (medical • admission office record filing area) and microfilm library (a separate area • microfilm workshop. where microfilm is stored). It is very detailed and gives guidelines on the functions, There is a considerable amount of detail in the book that general service requirements, specific functional and design perhaps we tend to overlook and it may be worthwhile to requirements. It is quite specific in regard to engineering include some of this detail in briefing notes for architects. requirements, mechanical services such as heating and This is only one of a series of Health Building Notes that ventilation; electrical services and internal drainage. Other have been published. Katrina Chisolm Western Australia MEDICAL RECORD ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA RESOURCE CENTRE Price per copy Resource Centre PUblications Australian Medical Record Journal - back issues Nil MRAA Information Brochure (1988) (please state issues required) $4.50 each Position Statement on Nil Quality Assurance (1989) Position Statement on Nil Continuing Education (1987) Position Statement on Standards of Practice Nil for Medical Record Consultants (1990) MRAs - Specialists in Publications are available from: Nil Health Information (1990) MRAA Resource Centre, Model duty Statement for PO Box 12, 3.00 Medical Record Administrators (1985) NORTH MELBOURNE, VIC. 3051 Evaluation of Medical Record Services 5.00 Using the Criteria Method (1985) Confidentiality of Patient 5.00 Health Information (1988) Price includes postage. Cheques should be made Proceedings - 13th Australian Conference payable to the 'Medical Association of 30.00 on Medical Records Australia.' AMR JOURNAL VOL. 22 No.1. 1992 37 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Medical Record Journal SAGE

Book Review: Health Building Note 47 — Health Records Department

Australian Medical Record Journal , Volume 22 (1): 1 – Mar 1, 1992

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SAGE
Copyright
© 1992 Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited
ISSN
0817-3907
eISSN
1833-3575
DOI
10.1177/183335839202200113
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Abstract

Whilst this course is still in its infancy, there will be AHIMA). It is pleasing to see that Western Australia is some teething problems and refinements will be carried out keeping up with the United States of America. on an ongoing basis. I will keep you informed of its progress as I feel that, as a professional, I should not let my Katrina Chisolm skills deteriorate. Western Australia Coding competency was discussed at the 14th Conference and there was support for this concept. Phyllis Don't forget to send your news and views to the Editor, Watson reported that coding competency was being Barbara Anderson, 19 Nield Avenue, Balgowlah, NSW introduced into the United States by AMRA (now 2093 or telephone (02) 949 6874. Book Review Title: Health Building Note 47 ­ areas of interest are the section on activity data, the case note library, descriptions of folders and filing systems, and Health Records Department the method of calculating linear measure of shelving Publisher: London: HMSO required. This book is one of a series published by the HMSO, The front cover shows a wooden compactus, although and is aimed at multidisciplinary teams engaged in this is not the preferred type of shelving, and also the designing new buildings or adapting or extending existing smoking policy. Unlike Australian buildings, which have buildings. HBN 47 focuses on District General Hospital almost all been declared non-smoking, you can still smoke accommodation for the Health Records: in British Hospitals albeit, in restricted areas. I was somewhat perplexed by the difference in • office terminology; for example, the use of library to denote filing • library areas. These are differentiated by case note library (medical • admission office record filing area) and microfilm library (a separate area • microfilm workshop. where microfilm is stored). It is very detailed and gives guidelines on the functions, There is a considerable amount of detail in the book that general service requirements, specific functional and design perhaps we tend to overlook and it may be worthwhile to requirements. It is quite specific in regard to engineering include some of this detail in briefing notes for architects. requirements, mechanical services such as heating and This is only one of a series of Health Building Notes that ventilation; electrical services and internal drainage. Other have been published. Katrina Chisolm Western Australia MEDICAL RECORD ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA RESOURCE CENTRE Price per copy Resource Centre PUblications Australian Medical Record Journal - back issues Nil MRAA Information Brochure (1988) (please state issues required) $4.50 each Position Statement on Nil Quality Assurance (1989) Position Statement on Nil Continuing Education (1987) Position Statement on Standards of Practice Nil for Medical Record Consultants (1990) MRAs - Specialists in Publications are available from: Nil Health Information (1990) MRAA Resource Centre, Model duty Statement for PO Box 12, 3.00 Medical Record Administrators (1985) NORTH MELBOURNE, VIC. 3051 Evaluation of Medical Record Services 5.00 Using the Criteria Method (1985) Confidentiality of Patient 5.00 Health Information (1988) Price includes postage. Cheques should be made Proceedings - 13th Australian Conference payable to the 'Medical Association of 30.00 on Medical Records Australia.' AMR JOURNAL VOL. 22 No.1. 1992 37

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Australian Medical Record JournalSAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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