President’s report

Presidents Report – February 2024

Currency, Credentials and Experience

We hear from Mary-Ellen Wetherspoon as she discusses the role of accredited credentials in this changing era of health information, and the role of experience combined with up-to-date qualifications.

May & June Intake Cancellations

HIMAA will not be open for enrolments in June as we are conducting a major overhaul of the Clinical Coding Diploma learning materials. New enrolment dates for additional courses will open later in the year, dates will be confirmed and advertised soon. More details here.

La Trobe HIM Student under the Spotlight

Phitnaree Thutsanti, International HIM student at La Trobe University

Phitnaree Thutsanti is an international student studying the Bachelor of Health Information Management at La Trobe University. We hear about how Phitnaree has settled into life in Australia and what her future plans are.

Introduction to AI Scholarships

CSIRO’s National AI Centre and Institute of Applied Technology Digital have partnered to make AI education easily accessible.

Artificial intelligence (AI) ‘scholarships’ are now on offer to one million Australians, in a bid to increase the nation’s literacy of a technology estimated to be worth $4 trillion to the economy by the early 2030s. Read about free microcourses on offer.

HIM Student Profile

Third Year HIM Student Annika O'Shea

Meet Annika O’Shea. Annika is in her third year of her HIM degree at QUT. She is excited to provide some information about her study experiences and plans for the future.

HIMAA welcomes University Students and New Graduates

We are very pleased to welcome new students of the La Trobe and QUT Health Information Management courses as
members of HIMAA at the start of the academic year. 

We warmly congratulate a number of university students who graduated at the end of 2023, and have now taken up Full (New Graduate) membership of HIMAA.