President’s report

Hello Members,   The Board recently got an update from Jae that the modernisation of our systems that support HIMAA in delivering services to members is progressing well. You can read about the details in Jae’s report. During my first speech as President at the end of the 2018 National Conference, I outlined that my… Continue reading President’s report

From the CEO’s Desk

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!… Continue reading From the CEO’s Desk

HLTSS00071 Clinical Coding Auditor Skill Set

HIMAA is excited to launch a new course next month in clinical coding auditing with enrolments from 9-22 May 2022. Commencement date 1 June 2022.   This new skill set, which is part of the national Health Training Package has been designed for experienced clinical coders seeking to broaden their skills to include clinical coding… Continue reading HLTSS00071 Clinical Coding Auditor Skill Set

Student Profile

Our student of the month for April is Zoe Farr from Brunswick East in Victoria. Zoe scored 99% in medical terminology and 100% in the clinical coding exam. Zoe is due to complete the 22274VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification and is keen to start consolidating her clinical coding knowledge.   We asked Zoe the… Continue reading Student Profile

HIMAA QLD Branch Update – Mentoring Program 2022

Click on the images to see a larger version On Friday 18th March 2022, HIMAA QLD Branch proudly launched HIM Mentoring Program for 2022 at Victoria Park Bistro in Herston, Brisbane. The mentoring program provides students in their final two years of university the opportunity to engage with a HIM professional working in the industry… Continue reading HIMAA QLD Branch Update – Mentoring Program 2022


    Roll up, roll up for an evening of entertainment and fun! The VIC Branch is hosting a TRIVIA NIGHT – its first in person event since 2019. Food for the evening will be provided and there are great prizes on offer for the winning teams. Bring a group of friends together for a… Continue reading HIMAAVIC Branch Annual TRIVIA NIGHT!

Latest from HIMJ

Since the March edition of HIMAA Matters, HIMJ has published two online-first articles, and the May Issue of HIMJ.   HIMJ Volume 51, No 2 (May 2022) includes:   Forum Article  Options to enhance the veracity of Australian health service accreditation assessments Reece Hinchcliffe, Deborah Debono, David Carter, Miriam Glennie, Hamish Robertson, Joanne Travaglia  … Continue reading Latest from HIMJ

Privacy and Security Community of Practice

As Health Information Managers and Clinical Coders who work across a variety of domains in health, we are all highly aware of the need to treat people’s information with the utmost respect. Not everyone in the organisation is aware of this, however. There are still many anecdotal stories about privacy breaches that we hear on… Continue reading Privacy and Security Community of Practice

IFHIMA Implementation of ICD-11

IFHIMA has recently released a position statement affirming their commitment to the implementation of ICD-11. The statement may be found here.  A shout out to IFHIMA and HIMAA member, Ms. Filippa Pretty, for drafting the statement which articulates the importance of ICD-11 as it addresses data standardisation and higher quality data supporting the WHO’s Sustainable Development… Continue reading IFHIMA Implementation of ICD-11

QUT Faculty of Health Student Awards and Prizes Event

Award Winners      (L to R): Rebecca Kulak, Uniting Care Health Prize for HIM; Maryann Wood (HIM lecturer at QUT); Kaitlin Lovatt, IHPA Prize for Clinical Classification; Sue Walker (course coordinator, Bachelor of HIM); Krista Martin, HIMAA QLD Branch Prize for Excellence in HIM; Allison Chang, Teachers Union Health Fund Pursuit of Excellence Prize     (L to R):… Continue reading QUT Faculty of Health Student Awards and Prizes Event