Research Papers Collection

The Medical Records Pals Malaysia Research Papers Collection listed below is a collection of full text (in pdf format) Research Papers appearing in journals, which are primarily concerned with the research interests that explore theoretical and practical problems associated with broadly defined areas of health information management / medical records management.

This personal collection consists of health information management / medical records management associated / linked Research Papers from 2009 to the present. This collection will be updated periodically from my personal collection.

It is my fervent hope that these Research Papers will become an important forum for the discussion of research results and a source of original ideas.

It is also my hope that these Research Papers will stimulate a culture for research in health information management / medical records management.among Health Information Management (HIM) / Medical Records (MR) practitioners in Malaysia specifically and among HIM / MR practitioner readers of this website-blog outside Malaysia.

Click on the orange button below each subject in the list below which will open the Research Paper in a new tab of your current window. You can then choose to read online, print, or download for free the Research Paper and save it to your computer.


No.Subject Source
1.Medical errors in primary care clinics – a cross-sectional study
Khoo et al. BMC Family Practice 2012, 13:127
2.The Completeness of Medical Records to Assess Quality of Hospital Care: The Case of Acute Myocardial Infarction in a District level General Hospital in Iran
Assessment of Hospital Care Quality by Medical Records, Archives of Iranian Medicine, Volume 15, Number 10, October 2012
3.Barriers for Adopting Electronic Health Records (EHRs) by Physicians
Acta Informatica Medica, 2013 June; 21(2): 129-134 / Professional
4.Assessing the reliability of Causes of Death reported by the Vital Registration System in Sri Lanka:Medical Records review in Colombo
Health Information Management Association of Australia Journal, -
5.Written informed consent and selection bias in observational studies using medical records: systematic review
British Medical Journal, BMJ 2009;338:b866
6.Utility of a preoperative assessment clinic in a tertiary care hospital
Hong Kong Medical Journal, Vol 17, No 6, December 2011
7.Reflections on electronic medical records: When doctors will use them and when they will not
International Journal Of Medical Informatics, 79, (2010),1–4
8.Paper-Based Medical Records: the Challenges and Lessons Learned from Studying Obstetrics and Gynaecological Post-Operation Records in a Nigerian Hospital
TAF Prev Med Bull. Year: 2013, Volume: 12, Issue: 3
9.A Comparative Study of Laws and Procedures Pertaining to the Medical Records Retention in Selected Countries
Acta Inform Med, 20 (3), 174-179, doi:10.5455/aim.2012.20.174-179
10.Medical recordkeeping, essential but overlooked aspect of quality of care in resource-limited settings
International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2012; Volume 24, Number 6: pp. 564–567
11.Hospital payment systems based on diagnosis-related groups: experiences in low- and middle-income countries
Bulletin of the World Health Organization October 2013; Volume 91, pp. 746–756A

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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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