Medical archivists, the wizards of clinical data

When Judith, Lina and Maude mention what they do for a living, they often get a look of surprise, confusion or puzzlement — and sometimes all three! With their strong personalities and cheerful demeanours, they simply don’t fit the image that some people have of the profession. Contrary to popular belief, medical archivists don’t just file paper away in a dark basement. Our three interviewees not only manage medical records throughout their life-cycle, they also design and collect, organize and analyze, disseminate and protect the vital data they deal with.

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