President’s report

Hello Members, It got me! Earlier this month, I caught COVID-19 because I had become complacent in wearing a mask in an enclosed area. I now know what all the fuss is about with the congestion and lethargy symptoms still persisting as I enter week four. I’m also hearing many people around me catching COVID-19… Continue reading President’s report

EOI for HIMAA Student Community of Practice (SCOP)

We are excited to call for an EOI for HIMAA Student Community of Practice (SCOP). This is a national group to incorporate students from HIM degrees and HIMAA Clinical Coding courses to play an active role with HIMAA. SCOP will work with the CEO in representing and advocating for students’ interests in initiatives and committees… Continue reading EOI for HIMAA Student Community of Practice (SCOP)

Research Interest & Investigator Participation Survey of HIMAA Members

All HIMAA members are invited to participate in the Research Interest & Investigator Participation Survey of HIMAA Members. As with any profession, a strategic requirement for Health Information Managers (HIMs) is the conduct of profession-related research to build the knowledge base and support the professional development and progression of its members. HIMs and Clinical Coders (CCs)… Continue reading Research Interest & Investigator Participation Survey of HIMAA Members

The University of Sydney Alumni

The University of Sydney Alumni would be happy to hear from Health Information Managers who graduated from Cumberland College of Health Sciences or The University of Sydney. Sophia de Mestre, Relationship Management, Advancement Portfolio, can be contacted on sophia.demestre@sydney.edu.au noting your qualification and year of graduation with your current contact details.   Cassandra JordanHonorary Careers Officer NSW… Continue reading The University of Sydney Alumni

NSW Private Hospitals CoP

The NSW Private Hospitals CoP meets bimonthly and has met twice this year. Topics discussed to date include development of standing items for meetings, private health involvement in CCLG, health fund audits, resolving health fund coding disputes, HIMAA committee updates, and plans for attendance at 2022 HIMAA Conference. Our group ranges across multiple private health… Continue reading NSW Private Hospitals CoP

Latest from HIMJ

The Editorial Board has recently been advised that our Impact Factor for the Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ) for 2021 has increased to 3.778. This is an improvement compared to 2020, when our IF was 3.185. Having an Impact Factor is a measure of prestige. The fact that not only does HIMJ have an Impact… Continue reading Latest from HIMJ

Education Committee Update

The HIMAA Education Committee meets monthly via zoom, for 1.5 hours, on 10 months of the year. Its very busy agenda of work is shared amongst the Education Committee and its sub-committee and working groups. Our thanks to Andrea Gall, Executive Support Officer-HIMAA, for kindly uploading a list of the members of these committees and… Continue reading Education Committee Update