MEDICAL RECORD MANAGEMENT: It’s the ultimate challenge.
When I started, I was working with my parents, and we were in the basement.
My parents were so sick, they would have to go to the hospital for their tests.
The day my father died, my mother was having a stroke.
I was a little boy and I couldn’t take care of him, so I went to the emergency room and started taking care of the family.
It was a very hard time.
I had no idea what I was doing.
Then I found out about this thing called the online medical record system.
My mom died and the medical records were in my file.
I didn’t realize that there was this huge database that kept track of everything I had ever done.
I learned that the online system keeps track of all your medical care.
It would be really helpful if I had that kind of data.
I realized that I had to be the one who wrote down what I had done, so that I could be the person who would see that I was good for this job.
If I kept the record of everything that I did and kept it online, that information could be kept forever.
I got a job as a medical examiner.
I took the online course.
I would write my medical records down and send them to my boss.
My boss would send the files to a hospital.
He would look at the records and say, “That’s really bad, but we can’t do anything about it.
I’ll take the records to a different department.”
He’d go in and say he would take them and put them into the system.
I knew that if I wrote down my medical record, it would never get erased.
It never went away.
When you have a patient who has a stroke, and the doctors are so sick and they have to take their medication, it makes sense to send them home.
And if I can find the records of the hospital, I can get them to the patient and they can get the medications back to them.
That’s when I realized, this is the job.
It’s about saving lives, and that’s what we do.
What is your favorite form of medical record management?
I would say medical records are important, but the records that I have in my medical file are just the things that I do every day.
I don’t think I’ve written down everything.
Sometimes I’ve left out something, like my temperature.
I’d write it down in the file.
But I would never keep it forever.
That is a good form of record management, because you can always go back and change the files.
Do you have any special tips for new medical record managers?
I have a lot of tips, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all thing.
I’ve always had a different approach, like, “I don’t do it all.
I just do it.
What are the things I do and the things we do?”
It’s not about getting a job; it’s about learning what you need to know and how to use your brain.
It is about being a team player.
I try to be a good communicator and be flexible with my staff.
I always ask questions.
I know my staff well, but I try not to ask too many questions.
My goal is to work with you and not tell them what to do, and if I do, I don�t ask them why.
I want to help them understand what they need to do.
When do you think your next medical job will be?
I donít know yet.
I haven’t made a decision yet.
What do you want to do after you retire?
I plan on retiring in 2020.