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On this page the user can navigate to discover ways to improve health information management (HIM) / medical records (MR) practice via my personally customized Web presence to support HIM / MR practitioners in Malaysia and the world by providing:

  1. Practice guidelines and techniques that affects:
    1. the quality of patient information and patient care at every touch point in the healthcare delivery cycle when acquiring, analysing, and protecting digital (electronic medical / health records) and traditional medical information (paper-based medical records)
    2. understanding the workflow in any healthcare provider organisation
    3. skilled HIM / MR professionals who serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions
    4. how any healthcare provider organisation has the right information on hand when and where it is needed while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality, and security
  2. Advocacy support, and thus enabling HIM / MR professionals:
    1. have their voice heard on issues that are important to them
    2. gain access to information
    3. explore choices and options
    4. defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
  3. Learning to acquire new, or modifying and reinforcing, their existing knowledge, behaviours, skills values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information
  4. Sharing by giving out information and knowledge as an outright gift from this personal web pages as a medium to express opinions or creative endeavours that otherwise would not have an outlet

It is my fervent hope that this personal website-blog will advance the HIM / MR profession by advocating the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve.

Your pal, friend and comrade,
VIJAYAN RAGAVAN

Recent Posts

ICD-11 2018 version: Part 2 – The ICD-11 Menu Hierarchy

The ICD-11 Homepage at https://icd.who.int/ (opens in a new tab of this same open window) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) website is a specific point in time when you “Discover” the ICD-11 interface to then “Explore” to both the whole time you are looking for something about ICD-11 and the time you discovered something about ICD-11.

From this Homepage, the reader discovers a top-level menu that brings you to various “places” within the ICD-11 Homepage. Below is a chart (you can view a larger image of this chart by clicking on this chart which will open in a new tab of this same open window) from my discovery of these various “places” and what I found from my exploration.  This chart shows the ICD-11 Menu Hierarchy as I had discovered and explored. In future posts, I shall write more on each individual menu item.

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