The Education Committee is HIMAA’s authoritative body on tertiary level education and professional development. Its Terms of Reference (v.2022) can be found on the HIMAA website.
The work is shared amongst the Education Committee and its sub-committee, working groups and working party:
- Professional Development Sub-Committee (PDSC)
- Clinical Coder (Performance Standards) Working Group (CCWG)
- Clinical Documentation Integrity (Competency Standards) Working Group (CDIWG) – Refer Expression of Interest (EoI), below.
- Health Data Analytics (Competency Standards) Working Group (HDAWG)
- Professional Credentialling Scheme Working Group (PCSWG)
- Course Promotion Working Party (CPWP)
We keep you, the membership, informed as work progresses. This month, we are focusing on (a) the about-to-be established CDIWG, and (a) the recently established CPWP.
Clinical Documentation Integrity (Competency Standards) Working Group (CDIWG)
The Education Committee is calling for Expressions of Interest for membership of this about-to-be established Working Group.
The aim of the CDIWG is to develop, disseminate and maintain contemporary Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Competency Standards for Health Information Managers and other clinical documentation experts including Clinical Document Improvement Specialists. Please see the Expression of Interest (EoI) document.
Course Promotion Working Party (CPWP)
This new working party is doing excellent work in identifying and exploring opportunities for HIMAA and its members to inform and encourage potential enrollees in (a) the health information management (profession-entry) university degree programs, and (b) HIMAA’s VET-level clinical coding courses. The CPWP comprises three members of the Education Committee:
Cassandra Jordan, AssocDipMRA, BAppSc(HIM), MHM, CertPRSAdm, FHIMAA (Convenor; Member – NSW)
Louise Edmonds, BAppScHIM, MBA, CHIM (Member – ACT)
Barbara Postle, AssocDipMRA, BAppSc, PGDipPubHlth (Member – WA).
The Education Committee acknowledges the generosity and professionalism of the CPWP and other HIMAA member-volunteers who recently contributed their time and energy to promoting the profession’s qualifying courses at the large, 2022 Illawarra Schools Careers EXPO held in Wollongong.
Dr Kerin Robinson
Chair, Education Committee