The Download List

The Download List is a pick of my selected references and resource documents from my collection of references and resource documents related to healthcare in general and to health information management/medical records management specifically, to share with you and which might be of interest to you.

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Joint Commission International (JCI)
1 Medical Records Review Form flipbook, JCI Hospital Survey Process Guide, 5th Edition, Effective 1 April 2014
The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH)
1 SERVICE STANDARD 7 Health Information Management System, Malaysian Hospital Accreditation Standards, 4th Edition, Effective January 2013
1 Act 56 Evidence Act 1950
“An Act to define the law of evidence.”
2 Act 254 Limitation Act 1953
“An Act to provide for the limitation of actions and arbitrations.”
3 Act 586 Private Healthcare Facilities And Services Act 1998
“An Act to provide for the regulation and control of private healthcare facilities and services and other health-related facilities and services and for matters related hereto.”
4 Act 629 National Archives Act 2003
“An Act to provide for the creation, acquisition, custody, preservation,use and management of public archives and public records; and for other matters connected therewith.”
5 Act 709 Personal Data Protection Act 2010
“An Act to regulate the processing of personal data in commercial transactions and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.”
1 INCIDENT REPORTING & LEARNING SYSTEM: “From Information to Action” Manual, January 2012
This manual maybe used by Health Information Management (HIM) / Medical Records (MR) practitioners to facilitate HIM / MR management to set up systems for identifying, reporting and managing “incidents” i.e. reportable events to provide a basis for which HIM / MR  practitioners concerned can review and further improve on their own event reporting system.
2 Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Bil 17/2010 Garispanduan Pengendalian Dan Pengurusan Rekod Perubatan Pesakit Bagi Hospital-Hospital Dan Institusi Perubatan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
A Ministry of Health Malaysia guideline in Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) on the practice and management of medical records for public hospitals and institutions issued through the Director General Health Circular No. 17/2010
3 Jadual Pelupusan Rekod Perubatan KKM MOHPAK121.06.(GU) Mac 2007
The standardised medical records retention and disposal schedule for all public hospitals and health facilities in Malaysia was circulated through a MoH circular MOH/PAK/121.06.(GU), Mac 2007 in March 2007 in Malay (Bahasa Malaysia).
1 Medical Records Manual: A Guide for Developing Countries
A World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific publication “intended to help medical/health record workers in developing countries to develop and manage the medical record/health information service in an effective and efficient manner. It has been written for clerical staff with a basic understanding of medical/health record procedures and is designed to aid medical record officers (MROs) and medical record clerks by describing appropriate systems for Medical Record Departments.”
2 Electronic Health Records Manual for Developing Countries
A World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific publication “designed as a basic reference for use when exploring the development and implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. It provides a general overview, some basic definitions and examples of EHR practices. Also covered are points for consideration when moving towards the introduction of an EHR, some issues and challenges which may need to be addressed and some possible strategies, along with steps and strategies to implementation.”
1 A compilation of educational modules for health records/health information management professionals around the world provided on the web site of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA). Go to the Learning Center page of the IFHIMA web site to access the educational modules.

Recent Posts

Reasons I should continue blogging and updating in 2018

I’ve been enthusiastic for the past few years ever since I started on setting up this website with website pages, and which also contains a blog for posts, which is why I call this website a website-blog.

Maintaining a website-blog practically forces you to develop routines and content plans. These routines can be mimicked in my dietary planning as I am senior citizen and need to be aware and control food intakes, workout regimens to keep a healthy body going, personal discipleship, and relationships with the spouse and kids as well as friends and realtives. A successful website-blog may not always mean more page views. Personal growth through the discipline of updating a website and blogging can be success in and of itself. My blog posts here at had since created a routine for blogging and updating a personal-professional-life website from the beginning, for which I am grateful.

All that being said, I’ve been a sporadic blogger of for the past two years, during 2016 and 2017. The reason I stopped blogging as well updating was as I thought I had covered most needs and guidance on aspects of Health Information Management (HIM) development as well in matters relating to HIM and healthcare quality activities for a developing country like Malaysia. As we look ahead to 2018, I do have positive reasons that I really should consider blogging in 2018 as well updating And I am encouraged to continue to post to the blog, as I think blogging forces me to think more about a subject. I am also encouraged to update with more and new updated information to the website pages I have created. Since this is a personal website, I believe it adds credibility in my professional life. I think having a professional-looking website helps add credibility. When it comes to dining, we eat with our eyes first. A meal that looks appetising will psychologically taste better than one that doesn’t—even if it’s the same dish. The same goes with a personal website or blog. If you have an eye-catching site, you will be taken more seriously than if you don’t.

Another reason to continue to update and blog in is my readers. There is no way I will ever meet all of my readers or visit every country my readers live in. But the number of people I “have met” through this site is incalculably greater than it would be if did not exist. Thus, if my website blog content is high-quality, I believe my readers are going to look forward to newly published content on my blog as well this website. But surely I am not going to give my regular readers what they want by publishing as often as I can, without sacrificing quality. I think posting at least once a week is going to be sufficient to establish a regular core of my readers, and these readers are typically the ones who will form the core of my brand community.

In terms of capturing the most traffic, more blog posts and regular updates to the website is going to be generally better; more  times the inbound linking and indexing opportunities. To use a fishing metaphor, it’s like casting more hooks into the water; the more you cast, the more fish you’ll catch. Of course, this assumes that all of my blog posts and website updates are equal in quality. If the number of posts I make is like the number of hooks in the water, then the quality of my content is like the tastiness of the bait I use on my hook.

To end this blog post, I know that getting the ball rolling is often the hardest part, because it means coming up with a topic or title for my next blog post.

But I have updated already the Events Page of and also posted some featured news in the footer section of, for a start.

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