Developing Policies and Managing Medical Records at North End Community Health Centre
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The internship was completed at North End Community Health Centre (NECHC) at Halifax, NS. The main focus of the internship was to develop Policy and Procedure Manuals to manage the medical records at NECHC. Other responsibilities of the internee include developing forms to support the policies, any other work that is related to the medical records management (e.g., Cost-Benefit Analysis of offsite storage through a vendor), analyzing the existing electronic medical records system (PHIM) to ensure its efficient use, performing various data analysis, and providing occasional system support. The internship work was performed from May 5 to August 15, 2008. The policies and forms developed are ready for use upon approval of the Health Advisory Committee of NECHC. The interim reports, data analyses and recommendations provide future directions for NECHC to manage the medical records in an efficient manner.