Noteworthy: The How, What, Where and Why of Medical Documentation

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Do you effectively use medical records to support continuity of patient care? Are you confidently avoiding the pitfalls of electronic record keeping and appropriately managing access to patient records?

Keeping clear medical records is a professional requirement and an integral part of good quality care. Given the sensitive information medical records contain, maintaining their security and privacy is vital. Good documentation can also substantially improve the defensibility of a claim or complaint.

Learning Outcomes

  • Employ the mnemonic “SOAP” to create logical and appropriately-detailed clinical notes
  • Explain the medico-legal requirements around when and how to release information in medical records to others
  • Recognise common problems with medical records that can adversely affect patient care and medico-legal outcomes
  • Appropriately manage unsolicited information provided about a patient by a third party
  • Facilitate secure storage and retention of, and access to, medical documentation.

This workshop is complimentary for MDA National members. Space permitting, others may register and attend for a fee. 

Event Information

Event Type: Workshop

Audience Size: Medium

Career Stages:

  • Doctors in Training
  • Doctors in Practice
  • Practice Managers and Owners
  • Others
  • Doctors in Specialist Training


Tuesday, 05 November 2019 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM


Radisson Hotel & Suites Sydney – 72 Liverpool Street, Sydney

Booking Information

Bookings Essential

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