HIMAA NSW Branch Professional Development Day

Report on HIMAA NSW Branch Professional Development Day at Gosford District Hospital Wednesday 26 April 2023   Melissa Turnell, Kara Pollard and Kim Osborne, from the NSW Branch Committee, hosted a NSW Branch Seminar in the University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School building at Gosford District Hospital. Kerri McGufficke (HIM), A/Director of Health Information… Continue reading HIMAA NSW Branch Professional Development Day

Celebrating a fabulous career in Health Information Management over 40 years!

Jenny Elliott, long serving HIMAA member and Senior Director, Health Information Services Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) approaches retirement this week. Her career has spanned the transition from paper-based records to paper light to the digital platform with the ACT’s recent DHR implementation. Her ACT HIM colleagues wanted to celebrate her long standing and… Continue reading Celebrating a fabulous career in Health Information Management over 40 years!

Public Consultation on the National Healthcare Identifiers Framework

HIMAA Submission to the Australian Government, Department of Health & Aged Care’s Public Consultation on the National Healthcare Identifiers Framework A Working Group of HIMAA members was established in January, following a call for Expressions of Interest from amongst the HIMAA membership, with the purpose to prepare a submission to the Australian Government’s Department of… Continue reading Public Consultation on the National Healthcare Identifiers Framework

Victorian Branch New Convenor

We are very pleased to announce Lisa Tunney has recently accepted the appointment to Branch Convenor of the Victorian Branch. Lisa is a Health Information Manager with a professional focus in Private Health Insurance and has a Masters in Health Information Management through Curtin University. She has previously worked as a HIM at TUH Health… Continue reading Victorian Branch New Convenor

Clinical Coding Community of Practice

Clinical Coding Community of Practice Convenor I   James Katte Do you work in the clinical coding process? Did you know HIMAA has a group dedicated to clinical coders and others working in the clinical coding process? If you’re interested in joining, check out the information below. Who: Anyone working in the clinical coding process is… Continue reading Clinical Coding Community of Practice

South Australian Branch Update

South Australian Branch Convenor I   Terry Seery The SA Branch held an end of year Christmas dinner at the Kentish Arms hotel, and whilst it was a small gathering all members enjoyed catching up to celebrate another busy year. It was great to see familiar faces and discuss past and future challenges and the public… Continue reading South Australian Branch Update

IFHIMA/ HIMAA Members

Australian & Western Pacific Region IFHIMA Director I   Sharon Campbell If you are a member of IFHIMA in Australia then I would be interested in sending you an invitation to a series of planned zoom meetings. Please contact me at Scampbell@bethesda.org.au if you are interested in attending. There will be a number of topics up… Continue reading IFHIMA/ HIMAA Members

Privacy Matters

Privacy and Security Community of Practice article   I   Sharon Campbell Welcome back to 2023! I don’t want to jinx it by saying it is going to be great but fingers crossed! Anyway, privacy and security of health information is still firmly on the agenda and it is not going away anytime soon. Evidence being provided… Continue reading Privacy Matters

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

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.