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State Reports ACT Medical Queensland Branch I' )~\ record group The last quarter has been a busy and exciting time for Medical Record Group the Queensland Group. It was confirmed that the group had sufficient num­ We have had one meeting since our last report, which bers to form a State Branch. was held at Royal Canberra Hospital. Mr Erich Janssen, A State Branch Constitution has been drafted by the Federal Industrial Officer of the Professional solicitors for approval by the MRAA Council. It is Officer's Association (P.O.A.), addressed the meeting. A anticipated that the Group will be admitted as a State unanimous decision to join the P.O.A. was made by all Branch and an application is to be forwarded to Cor­ members at the meeting. Any working MRAs not at the porate Affairs for admission as a Company. meeting are also encouraged to join. The Group has also appointed an Industrial Subcom­ Following discussions with the ACT Health mittee to draft a proposal for an anomalies submission Authority, and in view of a chronic shortage of trained to the Industrial Commission by our union, the Pro­ clerical coders, the decision to run a training course for fessional Officers Association. clerical coders was made. The possibility of running a A delegation met with the Health Minister, Mr Mike Medical Terminology course was also considered. Ahern M.L.A., and discussed issues such as accredita­ Two of our members attended a seminar on "Recent tion, quality assurance and future employment pros­ developments in Medical Information Systems", held at pects for Q.I.T. graduates. This meeting was very the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. fruitful in terms of introducing the profession to the The seminar dealt with the MUMPS computer language Minister, as well as emphasizing the role that Medical in depth but failed to cover the applications and thus Record Administrators in Queensland can fill. was disappointing from our point of view. Seija Graham has taken up the position of Chief'Medi­ Stop Press: The Queensland Medical Record Association was cal Record Administrator at Woden Valley Hospital and announced at the 12th Australian Conference in was welcomed to the Group. October, 1987. The Perth Conference has generated considerable interest with two of our members planning to attend. /,. SA Medical record group NSWBranch = ..~ P"" ~ One meeting has been held in the quarter September­ The Executive Committee has met twice since the last November at which the topic of microfilming was dis­ report, the major item on the agenda of the second meet­ cussed in terms of advantages and disadvantages of ing being the Annual General Meeting. various types of equipment, costs and methods of The Continuing Education Sub-committee organised achieving the filmed article. a seminar - 'Computer Support of Medical Records' ­ The new Informed Consent Legislation in SA con­ held at Westmead Hospital on 27th August,1987. This tinues to cause difficulty to members. In particular, was well attended attracting people from outside the there is debate regarding whether or not a signed con­ profession. sent form should be encouraged, despite the fact that The Major Teaching Hospitals Special Interest there is no compulsion to have- such a form at all (let Group finalised the documentation on career informa­ alone placed in the record) in the legislation. Members tion, on behalf of Cumberland College of Health Scien­ of the group took some comfort from the fact that others ces and NSW Medical Record Association, and present are experiencing the same dilemma. The author forwarded it to the Department of Education for dis­ of "Wig & Pen" in this journal may soon receive corres­ tribution to schools. pondence on the subject! The medical record criteria for Health Department The next meeting, held in November, comprised a Audit and Inspection Teams have been reviewed as a post-conference discussion. result of our Department of Health liaison group, and Congratulations on the first refereed journal. revised criteria have been submitted for consideration. AMR JOURNAL, DECEMBER, \987 27 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Medical Record Journal SAGE

State Reports

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

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SAGE
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© 1987 Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited
ISSN
0817-3907
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1833-3575
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10.1177/183335838701700413
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Abstract

ACT Medical Queensland Branch I' )~\ record group The last quarter has been a busy and exciting time for Medical Record Group the Queensland Group. It was confirmed that the group had sufficient num­ We have had one meeting since our last report, which bers to form a State Branch. was held at Royal Canberra Hospital. Mr Erich Janssen, A State Branch Constitution has been drafted by the Federal Industrial Officer of the Professional solicitors for approval by the MRAA Council. It is Officer's Association (P.O.A.), addressed the meeting. A anticipated that the Group will be admitted as a State unanimous decision to join the P.O.A. was made by all Branch and an application is to be forwarded to Cor­ members at the meeting. Any working MRAs not at the porate Affairs for admission as a Company. meeting are also encouraged to join. The Group has also appointed an Industrial Subcom­ Following discussions with the ACT Health mittee to draft a proposal for an anomalies submission Authority, and in view of a chronic shortage of trained to the Industrial Commission by our union, the Pro­ clerical coders, the decision to run a training course for fessional Officers Association. clerical coders was made. The possibility of running a A delegation met with the Health Minister, Mr Mike Medical Terminology course was also considered. Ahern M.L.A., and discussed issues such as accredita­ Two of our members attended a seminar on "Recent tion, quality assurance and future employment pros­ developments in Medical Information Systems", held at pects for Q.I.T. graduates. This meeting was very the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. fruitful in terms of introducing the profession to the The seminar dealt with the MUMPS computer language Minister, as well as emphasizing the role that Medical in depth but failed to cover the applications and thus Record Administrators in Queensland can fill. was disappointing from our point of view. Seija Graham has taken up the position of Chief'Medi­ Stop Press: The Queensland Medical Record Association was cal Record Administrator at Woden Valley Hospital and announced at the 12th Australian Conference in was welcomed to the Group. October, 1987. The Perth Conference has generated considerable interest with two of our members planning to attend. /,. SA Medical record group NSWBranch = ..~ P"" ~ One meeting has been held in the quarter September­ The Executive Committee has met twice since the last November at which the topic of microfilming was dis­ report, the major item on the agenda of the second meet­ cussed in terms of advantages and disadvantages of ing being the Annual General Meeting. various types of equipment, costs and methods of The Continuing Education Sub-committee organised achieving the filmed article. a seminar - 'Computer Support of Medical Records' ­ The new Informed Consent Legislation in SA con­ held at Westmead Hospital on 27th August,1987. This tinues to cause difficulty to members. In particular, was well attended attracting people from outside the there is debate regarding whether or not a signed con­ profession. sent form should be encouraged, despite the fact that The Major Teaching Hospitals Special Interest there is no compulsion to have- such a form at all (let Group finalised the documentation on career informa­ alone placed in the record) in the legislation. Members tion, on behalf of Cumberland College of Health Scien­ of the group took some comfort from the fact that others ces and NSW Medical Record Association, and present are experiencing the same dilemma. The author forwarded it to the Department of Education for dis­ of "Wig & Pen" in this journal may soon receive corres­ tribution to schools. pondence on the subject! The medical record criteria for Health Department The next meeting, held in November, comprised a Audit and Inspection Teams have been reviewed as a post-conference discussion. result of our Department of Health liaison group, and Congratulations on the first refereed journal. revised criteria have been submitted for consideration. AMR JOURNAL, DECEMBER, \987 27

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Australian Medical Record JournalSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 1987

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