From the CEO’s Desk

Hello All,  There are exciting times ahead! Firstly, the National Clinical Coding Workforce Summit Initiated by the Board in response to the current and emerging challenges facing the Clinical Coding workforce, which many of you confirmed in the recent Case for Change Consultation Paper feedback, HIMAA’s National Coding Workforce Summit is an unparalleled opportunity to… Continue reading From the CEO’s Desk

Webinar 34: National Coding Rules – March 24 Edition.

Register Now & Find Out More March National Coding Rules Presented by: Mary-Ellen Wetherspoon, Director Clinical Coding Education Services   The March National Coding Rules are to be implemented on coding for patients who are admitted to hospital on or after 1st April 2024.  This webinar will explain these new NCRs using real case examples… Continue reading Webinar 34: National Coding Rules – March 24 Edition.

2024 HIMAA Workforce Summit

The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) is hosting a National Clinical Coding Workforce Summit to understand the changing landscape in clinical coding over the next ten years and how to plan for this future. Clinical Coders are a qualified workforce responsible for creating coded health data used for supporting health funding, categorising hospital… Continue reading 2024 HIMAA Workforce Summit

2024 Conference Call for Submissions

Health Information Management: Evolving, Innovating and Empowering Abstracts and conference paper submissions are invited for the 2024 National Health Information Management Conference, hosted by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA). The theme of the Conference is ‘Health Information Management: evolving, innovating and empowering.’ The theme recognises the continual evolution of the healthcare system… Continue reading 2024 Conference Call for Submissions

Professional Credentialing Scheme – Six months on

HIMAA’s revised Professional Credentialing Scheme has now been live for six months. Read on for an update on how many members are participating, how you’re doing so far, popular activities, and how to get started if you haven’t had the chance to explore it yet.

President’s report

Presidents Report – February 2024

Currency, Credentials and Experience

We hear from Mary-Ellen Wetherspoon as she discusses the role of accredited credentials in this changing era of health information, and the role of experience combined with up-to-date qualifications.

May & June Intake Cancellations

HIMAA will not be open for enrolments in June as we are conducting a major overhaul of the Clinical Coding Diploma learning materials. New enrolment dates for additional courses will open later in the year, dates will be confirmed and advertised soon. More details here.

La Trobe HIM Student under the Spotlight

Phitnaree Thutsanti, International HIM student at La Trobe University

Phitnaree Thutsanti is an international student studying the Bachelor of Health Information Management at La Trobe University. We hear about how Phitnaree has settled into life in Australia and what her future plans are.

Introduction to AI Scholarships

CSIRO’s National AI Centre and Institute of Applied Technology Digital have partnered to make AI education easily accessible.

Artificial intelligence (AI) ‘scholarships’ are now on offer to one million Australians, in a bid to increase the nation’s literacy of a technology estimated to be worth $4 trillion to the economy by the early 2030s. Read about free microcourses on offer.