IHRIM

Key dates in the history of IHRIM

1946 – Concept of setting up of a professional body for medical records managers advocated via columns of ‘The Hospital’ journal and first meeting of interested parties took place in Manchester

1947 – Oxford conference on medical records – sponsored by Nuffield Bureau of Health and Sickness Records

1948 – AMRO constituted with Bernard Benjamin as Chairman and Else Royle as Secretary. The North East Metropolitan Branch (first of the regional branches) was formed.

1949 – Publication of first edition of AMRO journal ‘The Medical Record’. First AMRO examination held at Royal Free Hospital. Pioneering of classes in medical stenography by Miss Kitty Bailey at Royal Free Hospital

1950 – opening of full time training schools at Royal Free Hospital, London and Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle

Formation of Examination and Tuition Advisory Committee

1951 – ‘The Medical Record’ published on a monthly basis

1952 – First International Congress on Medical Records – London

1954 – First correspondence course available (via NALGO) for AMRO students

1955 – Introduction of Affiliate Membership of AMRO

1956 – Second International Congress on Medical Records – Washington USA

1957 – First AGM with associated Educational Conference and Exhibition – Brighton

1960 – Third International Congress on Medical Records – Edinburgh

1961 – Appointment of first AMRO National Education Officer – A.E.J. Turner

1963 – Fourth International Confress on Medical Records – Chicago USA

1964 – Two part examination structure introduced

1965 – First European Congress on Health Records – Hilversum

1966 – First European Congress on Medical Records – Drankenburgh

1968 – Fifth International Congress on Medical Records – Stockholm

Constitution of International Federation of Medical Record Organisations

1969 – First presentation of ‘Royle Mansell’ and ‘Turner Awards’

1970 – Second European Conference on Medical Records – The Hague

1972 – Introduction of new examination syllabus with three tier structure

Sixth International Conference on Health Records – Sydney

1973 – Silver Jubilee of association

First presentation of ‘Turnpenny Award’

1974 – Third European Congress of Medical Records – Brighton

1975 – Scottish Co-ordinating Committee established

1976 – Seventh International Congress on Medical Records – Toronto

AMRO becomes Association of Health Care Information & Medical Records Officers

1977 – First appointment of Technical Officer (Medical Records) – World Health Organisation Publication of ‘Medical Records’ – edited by Bernard Benjamin

1978 – Fourth European Congress on Health Records – Heidelberg

1980 – Eighth International Conference on Medical Records – The Hague. International Health Record Year

1982 – Fifth European Congress on Health Records – Brighton

1984 – Ninth International Conference on Health Records – Auckland

1986 – Sixth European Congress on Health Records – Malta

1988 – Tenth International Conference on Health Records – Dallas

1989 – Seventh European Congress on Health Records – Paris

1990 – First 3M Award for Professionalism – Miss Edith Shirley. Access to Health Records Act.

1991 – Second 3M Award for Professionalism – Mr. M. Muzanechia

1992 – Third 3M Award for Professionalism – Mr. L. Naidoo.

Eleventh International Conference on Health Records – Vancouver

1993 – Code of Ethics for members issued

1994 – The association undergoes a further name change and becomes IHRIM (UK)

IHRIM Headquarters established at Winwick Hospital, Warrington

Certificates of Technical Competence introduced

1995 – Eighth European Congress on Health Records – Maastricht

Royle Mansell Award reinstated

Audit Commission report on Health Records

1996 – Prof. Bernard Richards appointed as first President of the Institute

1997 – Clinical Coding Examination relaunched

Education Fund established

1998 – Golden Jubilee of Institute

9th European Congress on Health Records – Hull

New Certificate Examination syllabus introduced

New arrangements for Diploma Award implemented

Data Protection Act

1999 – First NCCQ Examination held. IHRIM Conference - Bournemouth

2000 - IHRIM Conference - Blackpool

2001 - IHRIM Conference - Dunblane

2002 - IHRIM Conference - Cardiff

2003 - IHRIM Conference - Harrogate

2004 - IHRIM Conference - Chester

2005 – IHRIM Cheshire & Mersey branch opened. IHRIM Conference - Peterborough

2006 - IHRIM Conference - Belfast

2007 - IHRIM Conference - Glasgow

2008 – IHRIM’S Diamond Jubilee. IHRIM Conference - IHRIM Conference - Warrington

2009 – Last IHRIM Conference – Bristol

2010 – IHRIM Office moved to Derbyshire branch

2014 – PRSB established & IHRIM invited to be a member of the PRSB advisory group

2016 – IHRIM participated in reviewing the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care

2017 – IHRIM founder member of Fed-IP

2018 – GDPR replaces Data Protection Act in Europe

 

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