Congratulations to all members of the HIM-Interchange (HIM-I) Editorial Subcommittee, led by HIM-I Editor Joanne Fitzgerald, for their outstanding achievement in transitioning HIM-I from its paper-base to an online journal format. Since its creation in 2011 as HIMAA’s professional practice journal, HIM-I has been a valued ‘go-to’ read of HIMAA members because of the quality and relevance of its content. The online HIM-I will now provide you – the members – and HIM-I’s external subscribers with easy and immediate access.
This transition has been a lengthy journey involving countless hours of voluntary work over several years.
An online version of HIM-I was approved by the Editorial Board some years ago. The HIM-I Editorial Subcommittee – a subcommittee of the Editorial Board – manages the full production and publication of HIM-I and has undertaken extensive planning. In the meantime, the HIMAA Board of Directors gave approval for this strategic move and the previous CEO Mark Upton, current CEO Jae Redden, and the team at HIMAA Office – especially HIMAA’s ICT Manager, Pat Verma – have provided invaluable input and support.
HIMAA’s research journal, Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ), has been published in online format for several years and is widely recognised and read internationally. Now that HIM-I, HIMAA’s professional practice journal, is also published online, both of HIMAA’s journals are readily accessible to a dispersed Australian and global health information management readership. The journals are a credit to HIMAA as a leading professional organisation, the member-volunteers who work on them, and the authors who contribute. The journals are exceptional member assets for the entire HIMAA membership.
The HIM-I Editorial Subcommittee comprises the following members. Details include their home state/territory HIMAA Branch.
Joanne Fitzgerald, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority. NSW. (Member of the Editorial Board)
Dr Stella Rowlands, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. QLD. (Member of the Editorial Board)
Jennie Shepheard, Shepheard Health Management Consultants. VIC. (Member of the Editorial Board)
Chair, HIM-I Editorial Subcommittee:
Maryann Wood, Queensland University of Technology. QLD.
Emma Barker, La Trobe University. (VIC)
Kym Campradt, Lorica Health. (QLD)
Patsy Catterson, Ballarat Health Service. (VIC)
Naomi Johnson, ACHA Hospitals. (SA)
Danica Jong, West Moreton Hospital and Health Service. (QLD)
Carol Loggie, University of Wollongong. (NSW)
Nina Palibrk, Catholic Negotiating Alliance. (QLD)
Julie Price, Australian Institute of Health & Welfare. (TAS)
Dwayne Richards, BreastScreen. (VIC)
Very special thanks to each of them – from all of us as HIMAA members and HIM-Interchange readers!
Dr Kerin Robinson
Editor in Chief, HIM-Interchange
Editor in Chief, HIMJ.