With any new edition of coding standards there are often new terms to be learnt, understood, and put into practice as we code. Whilst the intention of the releases from IHACPA are to provide clarity, sometimes they take a little getting used to in practice. Based on the feedback from our coding and auditing community… Continue reading Webinar 21: Unpacking ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS 12th Edition Changes
Visit the Upcoming Events page of the HIMAA Website regularly, to stay up to date with planned events and activities for the year. The Calendar will feature confirmed events open for registrations.
HIMAA State Branches are gearing up for activities. It is great to see the first one up and running from NSW with a focus on Digital Health, with speakers from ACT Health talking about EPIC EMR Implementation Document Scanning. The session will include a panel discussion, HIS tour and lunch held on 26 April 2023.… Continue reading From the CEO’s Desk
I trust this issue of HIMAA Matters finds you well and enjoying the varied, detailed and interesting world of a Health Information Manager. Our diverse and wonderful team on the Board this year has expanded by one since the last newsletter. We are pleased to advise that Natasha Prasad for LaTrobe University has accepted our… Continue reading President’s report
Jenny Elliott, long serving HIMAA member and Senior Director, Health Information Services Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) approaches retirement this week. Her career has spanned the transition from paper-based records to paper light to the digital platform with the ACT’s recent DHR implementation. Her ACT HIM colleagues wanted to celebrate her long standing and… Continue reading Celebrating a fabulous career in Health Information Management over 40 years!
An exciting opportunity exists to join the HIMAA Victorian Branch. The Victorian Branch Committee of HIMAA offers rewarding experience both personally and professionally. The branch is a strong and enthusiastic group of volunteers who give their time in order for their membership to benefit from: professional development activities (3-5 per year), social and networking… Continue reading EOI – Victorian Branch Committee Membership
BACKGROUND The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) identified research as a strategic priority in its Strategic Plan 2014–2016, and continues to recognise it as an important strategic direction in the current HIMAA 2022-2024 Strategic Plan. The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is a permanent committee of HIMAA, established to implement a work plan and… Continue reading EOI – HIMAA Research Advisory Committee
HIMAA Submission to the Australian Government, Department of Health & Aged Care’s Public Consultation on the National Healthcare Identifiers Framework A Working Group of HIMAA members was established in January, following a call for Expressions of Interest from amongst the HIMAA membership, with the purpose to prepare a submission to the Australian Government’s Department of… Continue reading Public Consultation on the National Healthcare Identifiers Framework
The Clinical Coder Working Group (CCWG) was established by the Education Committee in June 2021 and since then has been working on a major project to revise HIMAA’s 1996 Clinical Coder National Clinical Coder Competency Standard and Assessment Guide. The Working Group comprises 20 Members of HIMAA from all jurisdictions and the public and private hospital,… Continue reading Clinical Coder Survey: Registration process
Having missed HIMAA matters last month, we have a big list for March – 11 papers demonstrating the diversity in both nations and HIM-related topics HIMJ receives, and the international reach your academic journal has achieved. Our ‘On-line First’ list this month includes articles from Australia, the USA, Portugal, Greece, the UK, India, the Netherlands,… Continue reading Latest from HIMJ