By Nastura Nasir
Pix by Abd Raai Osman
BANGI, 10 Nov. 2011 – A project tracing the unsystematic medical records of patients at the UKM Medical Centre by the Mediprima group emerged the overall winner as well as in the Management Category of the 16th Innovative and Creative Group Convention (KIK) of UKM.
The award in the form of a trophy, a certificate and RM5,000 cash was presented by UKM Registrar, Abdul Aziz Othman to MediPrima facilitator, Nazwin Azmira Nafikudin at the Tun Abdullah Mohd Salleh here yesterday.
The group of 11 beat 21 other groups which comprised of six groups for the technical category and 16 for the management category.
This year two new awards were made for Best Facilitator and Best Presentation.
Nazwin who also won the Best Facilitator Award for the Management Category said records of deceased patients form a very important and necessary documentation for research, legal requirements and for future medical reference.
Increases in the number of records of deceased patients had resulted in an overflow of the records due to the unavailability of enough space to keep the records which cannot be destroyed. The problem can be resolved with digitization.
The topic was selected by the group as there was an increase in awareness and need by researchers, students, patients and the management to get clinical data of patients.
Because of the need it was imperative that there should be better management of records of the deceased so that the data and information are kept properly and in proper order.
Entries from the Medical Centre dominated the Convention this year with the award for the Technical Category won by the Benua Cipta Group from the Radiology Service Department on the subject “Increased Radiation Exposure on Child Patients at CT Scan”.
The group won a certificate, trophy and a cash prize of RM5,000.