A reminder that the abstract and conference paper submissions are now open The theme is Health Information Management: Keeping health information human. This year’s conference will be held in Adelaide from 26-28 October 2022. It’s an opportunity to share your experience and knowledge with your peers and interact with feedback. It’s your time to shine!
Hear from one of our presenters from last year’s conference, Simone Bell, on why you should consider presenting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or queries. We are aiming to open for registration in early June 2022.
I hope you caught our exciting news that we are launching long-awaited HLTSS00071 CLINICAL CODING AUDITOR SKILL SET course which commences on 1 June 2022. Enrolments are open from 9-22 May 2022. We will have another intake in August. It’s been a very busy time for Education Services who have been updating course content to 12th edition, as well as launching the HLT50321 Diploma of Clinical Coding course. Educational webinars for the new edition are being planned for the second half of this year. Please keep a lookout for communication from HIMAA through eDMs and social media.
We are in the process of upgrading, streamlining and integrating our operation systems – moving from MYOB to Xero as well as the membership software to Membes. This means we will be updating our website to integrated, single sign-on process for all HIMAA services. There will be more communication forthcoming on what this means to you as members and what you can expect.
HIMAA webinars are attracting a lot of support and interest. This is a great opportunity for members to profile their knowledge. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in presenting, or have a topic you would like to see presented – that is, feel free to volunteer yourself or someone else. If you are more comfortable with a short conversation as a podcast, (being heard not seen), then this can be arranged as well. Our next webinar is with Dr Sheree Lloyd on “ HIM Leadership in Activity Based Funding”. It will held on Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 12.00pm AEST. The registration closes on the same day at 9.00am AEST. A recording will be distributed to those who registered so if you are unable to attend in-person, you won’t miss out!
HIM Week has been moved from May to August to avoid coinciding with the Nurses and Privacy Week. I’m looking for activities to roll out for the week. Previously we had webinars, a poster competition, word challenge competition. What are your special interests? What merchandising or display items would you like to see? We’re looking for fresh and exciting ideas for the National Office to execute and implement. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions and/or to join the Task Force.
Recently members received a communication that we had a phishing email forwarded from the membership email address. We have not yet diagnosed how this originated, but we suspect that a suspicious email was opened and/or the HIMAA email was accessed from an unsecured environment. Upon incident, we reset the email passwords and communicated the incident to our members immediately.
In addition to the secure firewall, we have put further measures in place:
- Implemented a 2-step verification process that is tied to a mobile phone for the HIMAA email user to confirm who they are when they log in with a new device each time. Members who have a HIMAA email have been contacted to get in touch with us with their mobile number so their email access can be reactivated.
- Added further suspect words/headings and html attachment to our list of spam
- Identifying external emails clearly.
I will be seeking to implement a mandatory cyber security short online course for our staff as a part of ongoing compliance training. In addition, the Finance and Risk Management (FARM) Committee is again reviewing our cyber security. Please be assured that the HIMAA National Office takes your privacy, and protection of your personal information, seriously and we would not reveal your email address as it was displayed in the recent phishing email. We will endeavour to take all possible measures to avoid this situation recurring. I urge members to review all email communications with scrutiny before opening.
I remain keen to work with you in leading HIMAA to serve the health information management profession. Please feel free to reach out to me to chat.
Chief Executive Officer