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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

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Organising a World of HIM

IHMIA Organising a World of HIMInternational leaders and renowned speakers from the Health Information Management (HIM) sector will present the most recent advances in HIM to HIM professionals from around the globe when they congregate to learn, to exchange experiences and to develop enduring friendships when the International Federation of Health Information Management (IFHIMA) holds its flagship event – its 18th international conference in Tokyo Japan, from October 12 to October 14, 2016.

In preparation for this congress, IFHIMA has produced an article by Ms Lorraine Fernandes as the regional IFHIMA director for the Americas, on the subject “IFHIMA – Organizing a World of HIM”. This article was first published in the April 2016 issue in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (JAHIMA). The article provides an overview about IFHIMA, its purpose, structure as well as benefits for its members, and information about the IFHIMA 2016 congress including content that explores Tokyo as a tourist destination.

Readers of this website-blog can follow this link (this link will open in a new tab of your current browser window) to get access to the article. I wish to express my gratitude to Ms Angelika Haendel, President of IFHIMA and DVMD board member of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany for kindly sharing with me as an IFHIMA member, this link.

I also like to congratulate Ms Lorraine Fernandes – who according to Ms Anegelika Haendel, who had first raised the idea to write this article, then organised and lead the group of authors which enabled it to be published in JAHIMA, and who also painstakingly secured AHIMA’s permission to share this article with the international HIM community.

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