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Top Health Rec Manage. 1991 Jun;11(4):73-84.

Innovations and research review: insights on hospital medical record managers using personality analysis.

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School of Allied Health Professions, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.


In general, the hypotheses presented at the onset of the study were supported by the results reported here. Over 75 percent of the medical record managers surveyed were from facilities of less than 300 beds. Findings are consistent with characteristics of supervisors in small-to medium-sized departments. The most unique finding relates to the overrepresentation of NP managers in the larger facilities. The NP manager has a global, innovative perspective but also may have trouble coming to closure on projects and decisions. This managerial type will quite easily find other intuitive managers. Other perceiving managers will be found much less frequently and the perceiver must be prepared to have this perspective viewed as unique by other managers who are predominantly Js. Further research is needed to provide detailed explanations for this portion of the results. The majority of this group were classified in the SJ temperament grouping. More sensors were found among ARTs, in smaller facilities, and in the hospital medical record department manager population as a whole when compared to other managers. These findings provide insights that must be recognized and evaluated by the profession as it looks to the future and focuses on long-term goals. This research focuses on hospital medical record managers, only one of many groups that make up the medical record profession. Additional studies are needed to verify results and to evaluate individuals in other hospital medical record positions and in other settings, as well as other allied health managers. This research does, however, provide the basis for future comparisons.

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