Four new papers have were published online in HIMJ since the September issue of HIMAA Matters…
Research article Exploring maturity of electronic medical record use among allied health professionals
Maria Schwarz, Elizabeth C Ward, Anne Coccetti, Joshua Simmons, Sara Burrett, Philip Juffs, Kristy Perkins
September 13, 2023 | OnlineFirst
In this study, the authors surveyed and interviewed participants to examine the current maturity of electronic medical records (EMR) use, and perceived barriers to mature EMR utilisation and optimisation, by allied health professionals at three health services in the Australian setting.
Review article The applications of Australian-coded ICD-10 and ICD-10 AM data in research: A scoping review of the literature
Merilyn Riley, Jenn Lee, Sally Richardson, Stephanie Gjorgioski, Kerin Robinson.
September 20, 2023 | OnlineFirst
The aim of this study was to conduct a scoping review of literature exploring the use of ICD-10 and ICD-10-AM Australia-coded data in published peer-reviewed research. They discovered that researchers’ use of coded data is extensive, robust and growing, with increasing demand foreshadowed both for these coded data, and for the expert advice of HIM-Coders and Clinical Coders to the medical researchers who use these data.
Research article Workforce survey of Australian health information management graduates, 2017–2021: A 5-year follow-on study
Stephanie Gjorgioski, Merilyn Riley, Jenn Lee, Natasha Prasad, Melanie Tassos, Abbey Nexhip, Sally Richardson, Kerin Robinson.
September 27, 2023 | OnlineFirst
Using an online survey of La Trobe University’s 2017-2021 graduate HIM cohort, the objectives of this study were to identify the graduate HIMs’ early career employment experiences; identify employment roles and destinations; investigate knowledge and skill sets utilised in professional performance, and compare outcome with those of their predecessors (2012-2016 La Trobe HIM graduate cohort).
Research article A documentary analysis of Victorian Government health information assets’ websites to identify availability of documentation for data sharing and reuse in Australia
Merilyn Riley, Monique F. Kilkenny, Kerin Robinson, Sandra G. Leggat.
October 10, 2023 | OnlineFirst
The sharing of health data is important for monitoring diseases, policy and practice, ad planning health services. The use of health data for secondary purposes requires information to assist the user when interpreting it for reuse. Focusing on Victorian Government health information assets, the objective of this article is to review government health information asset websites to ascertain the extent of readily available explanatory documentation for researcher sharing and reuse of these data.