President’s report

Hello Members   Welcome to the first President’s Report for 2022! During the last week I’ve been able to attend a couple of in person events. Remember the novelty of being able to see the bottom half of the person you’re talking to and not having to worry about the mute button – although in… Continue reading President’s report

HLT50321 Diploma of Clinical Coding

Enrolments opened for our new HLT50321 Diploma of Clinical Coding in January this year. Enrolments will close on 25 March which is rapidly approaching. If you are interested please visit our website at and don’t miss out on submitting your application. This new qualification consists of 8 core units of competency listed below. HLTCCD001… Continue reading HLT50321 Diploma of Clinical Coding

HIMAA Student Profile

Our student of the month for February is Beverly Stewart from Kelso in Queensland. Bev scored 97% in medical terminology and 97% in clinical coding and is due to complete the 22274VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification within the next couple of months. We asked Bev the following questions.   What led you to enrol… Continue reading HIMAA Student Profile

HIMAAQ Branch Mentoring Program 2022

HIMAAQ are pleased to announce that the HIM Mentoring Program is kicking off in 2022. The mentoring program will offer students in their 2nd and 3rd year the opportunity to link with experienced HIMs.    HIMAAQ is currently seeking HIMs with greater than 5 years’ working experience who would be willing to provide mentoring. The program will… Continue reading HIMAAQ Branch Mentoring Program 2022

HIMAANSW Branch Update – Feb 2022

News from NSW Well, another year of COVID throwing our plans into disarray. Our planned Professional Development events are again on hold. Thank you to all of our lined-up presenters and sponsors for understanding.   We are still trying to maintain relevance in NSW; Branch member Cassandra Jordan has been liaising with the National Office… Continue reading HIMAANSW Branch Update – Feb 2022

From the CEO’s desk

At the start of year the staff at North Ryde and I initiated a clean-up and mini makeover of our work environment. I love a good spring-clean, throwing or donating what we don’t need. We cleared two storage rooms, turning one into my office and the other to an informal collaborative space with two hot desks for visitors. Our meeting room is recarpeted with a splash of wall paint and decked out with AV to hold a meeting. I’d like to thank the HIMAA staff who led and pitched in to help.

Clinical Coder Working Group

The Clinical Coder Working Group is seeking job descriptions for clinical coders and  clinical coding auditors,  educators and managers. They will be used to inform a new set of performance standards for clinical coders.   If you have job descriptions that you would be willing to share with the  group please send them to:… Continue reading Clinical Coder Working Group

Education Committee and its Sub-Committees and Working Groups Update

The HIMAA Education Committee has begun 2022 with a very busy agenda. Career Promotion Working Group (CPWG) At its February 2022 meeting, the Education Committee has decided to seek to establish the above new Working Group (WG). Its purpose is to research, investigate and recommend strategies and actions for an ongoing program to promote entry… Continue reading Education Committee and its Sub-Committees and Working Groups Update

HIMAAVIC Branch Update – Feb 2022

We are excited to announce that we are hosting an online social evening for our Victorian members to get the year started!Come along  on Thursday 3rd March at 6:30pm to hear about the plans for the other Victorian events throughout 2022, before participating in two rounds of games.There will be time at the end to break out… Continue reading HIMAAVIC Branch Update – Feb 2022

Expressions of Interest – HIM Week Taskforce

The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) is the premier association for health information management professionals in Australia and has been serving the profession since 1949. Predominant amongst our profession are the ANZSCO-recognised occupations of Health Information Manager (HIM) and Clinical Coder (CC)who operate in a broad range of roles supporting health information requirements… Continue reading Expressions of Interest – HIM Week Taskforce