HLT50321 Diploma of Clinical Coding

The new national entry level qualification for clinical coders was released this year by the Commonwealth. HIMAA will be accepting enrolments from January next year for our March intake. This new qualification consists of 8 core units of competency listed below.   HLTCCD001 Apply an understanding of the health care system to clinical coding practice… Continue reading HLT50321 Diploma of Clinical Coding

President’s report

Hello Members,    This year’s HIMAA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on the 26 October 2021 online. During the meeting I shared with members that the last 12 months had been another difficult year. Despite the challenges, HIMAA has stabilised operationally and has positioned the Association in a financially strong position. We were able… Continue reading President’s report

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.

HIMAA Student Profile

Our student of the month for November is Karen Jenkins from Keperra in Queensland. Karen scored 90% in clinical coding, has completed the 22274VIC Certificate IV in Clinical Classification and is keen to start consolidating her clinical coding knowledge. We asked Karen the following questions.   What led you to enrol in our entry level… Continue reading HIMAA Student Profile

Call for Expression of Interest – HIMAA Conference Committee

The national HIMAA Conference is our flagship Health Information Management event, receiving local and international recognition for its high calibre speakers, quality content and value for money professional development offering for members and the wider industry.   As Australia will host the IFHIMA Congress in conjunction with the 2023 HIMAA Conference, planning for both the… Continue reading Call for Expression of Interest – HIMAA Conference Committee

La Trobe University Health Information Management Undergraduate and Master Applications Now Open

La Trobe University is currently taking both Undergraduate and Master applications for their Health Information Management programs. For more information, visit:     Bachelor of Health Information Management https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-health-information-management     Master of Health Information Management https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/master-of-health-information-management     Master of Health Information Management webinars https://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/postgrad/pg-webinars

HIMAAVIC Branch Update

After the lockdowns of the last two years, which have been particularly challenging for Victorians, it has been great to be able to get out of the house and taste something closer to ‘normality’. The Victorian Branch would like to let members know that there are no further events planned for 2021, however we do… Continue reading HIMAAVIC Branch Update

HIMAAQ Mentoring Program 2022

After the success of the 2021 HIMAAQ Mentoring Program, HIMAAQ is pleased to announce that the Mentoring Program will continue in 2022. We are seeking members who want to become a mentor to HIM students and help the new generation of HIMs transition from university to working life. Contact: qldbranch@himaa.org.au for more information. EOIs will… Continue reading HIMAAQ Mentoring Program 2022