OAIC Privacy Rules Submission

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) recently put out a call for submissions in relation to the review of the National Health (Privacy) Rules 2018. A submission prepared on behalf of HIMAA was developed and is now available on the OAIC website HERE. The submission was written and reviewed by the HIMAA Privacy and… Continue reading OAIC Privacy Rules Submission


Dear Members,   Each year HIMAA and the State Branches recognise member service to the Association and/or significant achievements on behalf of the Association and the Health Information Management profession.   There are two categories: Student of the Year and Practitioner of the Year.  Awards in these categories are conferred at two levels: Branch and… Continue reading HIMAA BRANCH MEMBERSHIP AWARDS 2021 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

President’s report

Hello Members,   With more than half the Australian population experiencing lockdown in the past month it is important to maintain our physical and mental health, as well as looking for the unexpected positives. For instance, using the permitted exercise time I have walked and explored different paths within my neighbourhood. The kids and I… Continue reading President’s report

From the CEO’s desk

At the start of year the staff at North Ryde and I initiated a clean-up and mini makeover of our work environment. I love a good spring-clean, throwing or donating what we don’t need. We cleared two storage rooms, turning one into my office and the other to an informal collaborative space with two hot desks for visitors. Our meeting room is recarpeted with a splash of wall paint and decked out with AV to hold a meeting. I’d like to thank the HIMAA staff who led and pitched in to help.

Join us for the HIMAA National Conference 2021 to be held 25 – 27 October at the Crown Melbourne

This 38th Annual National Conference is the largest Health Information Management event in the industry and the only one that showcases the industry’s key issues in the one setting. 2021 Delegates can look forward to an informative 3 day program including the following:   Coding presentations Development and Next Steps for ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Twelfth Edition; Australian… Continue reading Join us for the HIMAA National Conference 2021 to be held 25 – 27 October at the Crown Melbourne

The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board spends considerable time on efforts to improve the impact factor (IF) for the Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ). The current HIMJ IF, relating to 2020 data, is 3.185, the highest it has ever been. But what does this mean? The IF provides a way to rank and assess journals, representing the frequency… Continue reading The Editorial Board

Latest from HIMJ

HIMJ has recently published one On-line First article. A brief summary is provided below… Research article  An equitable approach to enhancing the privacy of consumer information on My Health Record in Australia Zachary Hollo, Dominique E Martin   June 16, 2021 | OnlineFirst The authors discuss Australia’s national electronic health record (EHR), My Health Record (MHR), raising concerns about information privacy and the presumption of consent to participation. In… Continue reading Latest from HIMJ

La Trobe University HIM courses now available online

The La Trobe University Academic Board recently approved major developments for its health information management profession-entry degrees, commencing in 2022:    Bachelor of Health Information Management – a new three-year degree.   Available from 2022: (i) online from anywhere in Australia; or (ii) face-to-face at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus.   Will replace the current undergraduate double-degree (which we will continue to teach to all currently enrolled students throughout the next four years).   Option for high performing… Continue reading La Trobe University HIM courses now available online

SA HIMAA Branch – Prohibition Liquor Co Gin Cruise

The SA HIMAA Branch held a successful networking evening onboard the Popeye cruise participating in Adelaide’s iconic award-winning gin distillery Prohibition Liquor Co Gin Masterclass. (No heating was required on the boat!!)   Around 20 people from across the public and private sectors, including a number of friends and colleagues, attended.   Members learnt the… Continue reading SA HIMAA Branch – Prohibition Liquor Co Gin Cruise

HIMAAQ Dinner – 19 November 2021 – Save the Date!

Save the date in your calendar Registrations will open soon