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Medical Record Administration in Queensland — In Brief

Medical Record Administration in Queensland — In Brief Medical record administration in Queensland - in brief J. Tiernan Adviser in Medical Records The first Medical Re cord Admini strator to be to a proposal put forward by the Department of Veterans employed in Queensland wa s Mrs Jennifer MacMahon Affairs to su pport the development of a degree course in who joined th e Department of Veterans Affairs at the Medical Record Administration. This course became Repatriation General Ho spital, Greenslopes, in 1975. the present Bachelor of Business in Health Administra­ The important role that the Department of Veterans tion (Medical Record Administration) which commen­ Affairs and particularly its Medical Record Consultant, ced at the Queen sland Institute of Technology in Miss Judith Young, played in the development of the 1983. medical record profe s sion in Queensland must be ack ­ Since then the growth of the Queensland Group has nowledged, be cause for so many year s the Greenslopes occurred rapidly with graduates filling po sitions long Hospital was the first employment ba se for MRAs work­ vacant. ing in Queensland. By 1980 there was a small but active Private hospitals have been another area where group of MRAs working in Queensland and the MRAA employment of MRAs has increased rapidly, par­ Council decided to help promote the profession in ticularly because of the Private Hospitals Association's Queensland by holding the 9th Australian Conference co mmit m en t to Accreditation. on Medical Record s in Bri sbane, in October, 1981. 1987 sees the admission of the Queensland State At thi s Conference, the problems experienced in Branch to the Medical Record As sociation of Queensland were highlighted, ie, positions which had Australia. been vacant for several years and the difficulties in This is a truly exciting time for the Queenslanders. It attracting qualified MRAs to some country hospital sees the beginning of a recognized professional associa­ positions. tion which will continue to expand and promote the During this period the Department of Health agreed interests of MRAs in Queensland . .fI\ ~RPEW Ten years ago. • • Les Shephard Privacy . . . Confidentiality . . . Security . . . Three words which can always be relied upon to pro­ Also in the same issue we had a "Centre Fold Lift voke considerable discussion amongst those health pro­ Out". The same indefatigable editor had compiled a fessionals who have any involvement with patient cumulative index for Volumes 1 through to 7 of our jour­ records. Such was the ca se ten years ago when the nal- by both subject and author indexes. Having glan­ indefatigable editor of the day urged all readers to look ce d through the names of those who had contributed once again at our responsibilities in these areas. throughout the formative years of this journal, I won­ • For whom is the record really being kept? dered if someone today could compile a "Where are they • Are we really fulfilling the patients' desire for protec­ now?" report. (The then assistant editor was one of the tion and safe cu stody of t h e health information? excellent team who organized the 12th Australian Con­ • How can patients give 'informed ' consent when they ference on Medical Record s held in Perth recently.) have no knowledge of the actual contents of their A detailed report on the legal system in NSW together record? with a book review ("Modern Health Administration") • Maybe we should consider giving patients their own was contributed by members of the School of Medical medical re cords to preserve , maintain and provide to Record Administration at Cumberland College. The those from whom health care may be so ugh t in the issue of ten years ago was certainly a New South Wales issue. future. :?8 A:\IR .JO l R:\AL. DE CE:\IHE R. 191>1 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Medical Record Journal SAGE

Medical Record Administration in Queensland — In Brief

Australian Medical Record Journal , Volume 17 (4): 1 – Dec 1, 1987

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© 1987 Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited
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0817-3907
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1833-3575
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10.1177/183335838701700414
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Medical record administration in Queensland - in brief J. Tiernan Adviser in Medical Records The first Medical Re cord Admini strator to be to a proposal put forward by the Department of Veterans employed in Queensland wa s Mrs Jennifer MacMahon Affairs to su pport the development of a degree course in who joined th e Department of Veterans Affairs at the Medical Record Administration. This course became Repatriation General Ho spital, Greenslopes, in 1975. the present Bachelor of Business in Health Administra­ The important role that the Department of Veterans tion (Medical Record Administration) which commen­ Affairs and particularly its Medical Record Consultant, ced at the Queen sland Institute of Technology in Miss Judith Young, played in the development of the 1983. medical record profe s sion in Queensland must be ack ­ Since then the growth of the Queensland Group has nowledged, be cause for so many year s the Greenslopes occurred rapidly with graduates filling po sitions long Hospital was the first employment ba se for MRAs work­ vacant. ing in Queensland. By 1980 there was a small but active Private hospitals have been another area where group of MRAs working in Queensland and the MRAA employment of MRAs has increased rapidly, par­ Council decided to help promote the profession in ticularly because of the Private Hospitals Association's Queensland by holding the 9th Australian Conference co mmit m en t to Accreditation. on Medical Record s in Bri sbane, in October, 1981. 1987 sees the admission of the Queensland State At thi s Conference, the problems experienced in Branch to the Medical Record As sociation of Queensland were highlighted, ie, positions which had Australia. been vacant for several years and the difficulties in This is a truly exciting time for the Queenslanders. It attracting qualified MRAs to some country hospital sees the beginning of a recognized professional associa­ positions. tion which will continue to expand and promote the During this period the Department of Health agreed interests of MRAs in Queensland . .fI\ ~RPEW Ten years ago. • • Les Shephard Privacy . . . Confidentiality . . . Security . . . Three words which can always be relied upon to pro­ Also in the same issue we had a "Centre Fold Lift voke considerable discussion amongst those health pro­ Out". The same indefatigable editor had compiled a fessionals who have any involvement with patient cumulative index for Volumes 1 through to 7 of our jour­ records. Such was the ca se ten years ago when the nal- by both subject and author indexes. Having glan­ indefatigable editor of the day urged all readers to look ce d through the names of those who had contributed once again at our responsibilities in these areas. throughout the formative years of this journal, I won­ • For whom is the record really being kept? dered if someone today could compile a "Where are they • Are we really fulfilling the patients' desire for protec­ now?" report. (The then assistant editor was one of the tion and safe cu stody of t h e health information? excellent team who organized the 12th Australian Con­ • How can patients give 'informed ' consent when they ference on Medical Record s held in Perth recently.) have no knowledge of the actual contents of their A detailed report on the legal system in NSW together record? with a book review ("Modern Health Administration") • Maybe we should consider giving patients their own was contributed by members of the School of Medical medical re cords to preserve , maintain and provide to Record Administration at Cumberland College. The those from whom health care may be so ugh t in the issue of ten years ago was certainly a New South Wales issue. future. :?8 A:\IR .JO l R:\AL. DE CE:\IHE R. 191>1

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Published: Dec 1, 1987

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