Student Profile

Our student of the month for November is Kirsty Willaton from Warrnambool in Victoria. Kirtsy scored 89% for clinical coding and has completed the 22274VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification. We asked Kirsty the following questions. What led you to enrol in our entry level course? I work at a public hospital in administration and… Continue reading Student Profile

Clinical Documentation Improvement CoP – New Convenor

The Clinical Documentation Improvement CoP, led by new Convenor, Cassandra Rupnik, will be running an Expression of Interest in February 2023, to engage new members and industry colleagues – look out for the EOI in the February edition of HIMAA Matters and on our website  under Current Opportunities.   Congratulations to Cassie on her new… Continue reading Clinical Documentation Improvement CoP – New Convenor

IFHIMA Director and Deputy Director Announcement

It is my great pleasure, as the new President of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA), to announce that Sharon Campbell has been appointed as HIMAA’s IFHIMA National Director, and Cassie Rupnik as the Deputy Director for the next 3 years. In addition, Sharon will also take on the role of IFHIMA… Continue reading IFHIMA Director and Deputy Director Announcement

HIMAA Office Closure Dates

The HIMAA Office will be closed from Monday 19 December 2022 to Friday 6 January 2023. We will be re-opening on Monday 9 January 2023. HIMAA Matters will not be published in December or January. Submissions for the February 2023 edition are due by 12 noon Thursday 16 February and will be published on Thursday… Continue reading HIMAA Office Closure Dates

HIMAAQ: End of Year Celebration

Join the HIMAAQ Branch at their annual End of Year Celebration on Friday 09 December 2022 at The Inchcolm by Ovolo. REGISTER HERE Registration closes 30 November 2022.

Latest from HIMJ

Since last HIMAA Matters, HIMJ has published five On-line First articles. Research article  Professional identity and workplace motivation: A case study of health information managers Abbey Nexhip, Merilyn Riley, Kerin Robinson. August 15, 2022 | OnlineFirst A cross-sectional online survey was administered to the 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2015 Australian health information management and medical… Continue reading Latest from HIMJ

HIMAA Research Grant Scheme Open for Applications

The HIMAA Board of Directors and the Research Advisory Committee are pleased to announce that the 2022 HIMAA Research Grant Scheme is now open for applications. The HIMAA Research Grant scheme aims to fund worthy health information management related projects, with a total of $5,000 available in funding for projects commencing in 2023. As the… Continue reading HIMAA Research Grant Scheme Open for Applications

From the CEO’s Desk

What a Conference it was! The 19th HIMAA National Conference was held 26-28 October at the Hilton Adelaide with around 270 delegates. There were many highlights enjoyed by all, as witnessed by the following feedback: The opening plenary session (Acknowledgement of Country, Health Minister address and the address by Brigadier Isaac Seidl) was fantastic. Possibly… Continue reading From the CEO’s Desk