I loved seeing the photos of members celebrating this year’s HIM Week, which aligned with our theme of “Keeping Health Information Human”. It is the great people in our profession who make the profession. Not only are we celebrating our vocation during HIM Week but we are also showing others in the workplace the value our members bring to the organisation. I encourage you to continue to discuss and advocate your HIM and clinical coding skills throughout the year.
The Board, through the recommendation of our Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee (FARM), has begun looking at options for investment to maintain HIMAA’s financial sustainability for the medium and long term. Board members had a session last week with a global investment firm who discussed options for not-for-profit organisations such as HIMAA. The Board will continue to take advice from experts where we do not have in-house expertise.
I encourage members who have a strategic, dynamic and growth mindset to apply to join as a Board member and Director. Naturally you must be able to commit the necessary time to the role. You will be working collegiately with other Directors and the CEO in leading HIMAA.
As a director of an organisation you are bound by legal duties to act in the best interest of that organisation i.e. fiduciary duty. According to the Australian Institute of Company Directors “the Board is responsible for the overall governance, management and strategic direction of the organisation and for delivering accountable corporate performance in accordance with the organisation’s goals and objectives.”
By joining the Board you will develop skills outside your day job and have the satisfaction that you are helping your Association and profession. If you are interested, please drop me a line and I will be more than happy to discuss the position.
Onwards and upwards!