The Health Information Management Association of Australia
is the national peak body for Health Information Managers in Australia
Improving the health of Australians through professional information management in healthcare
HIMAA seeks to promote and support our members as the universally recognised specialists in information management at all levels of the healthcare system
Member Focus - Professionalism - Ethical Practice - Equity
||To expand the membership base of HIMAA to include individuals who are engaged in, involved in, or affiliated with the health information management or related field.
|Positioning & Advocacy
||To promote our members as the universally recognised specialists in information management at all levels of the healthcare system.
||To ensure the Body of Knowledge currency is maintained to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare system, and utilise the HIM Knowledge Domain to differentiate the profession.
||To provide relevant, current Professional Development opportunities to our members across our Knowledge Domain.
||To ensure HIMAA effectively communicates with our members, healthcare policy makers and more broadly with those involved in information management in healthcare.
||To deliver accredited courses across the HIM knowledge domain that are flexible to meet the increasing demand for high quality education and training.
||To ensure the organisation structure and function is set up to implement/attain the strategic objectives.
Summary of Planned Actions
Strategic Area: Membership
- Change membership categories/criteria for non – HIMs.
- Develop a strategy to promote HIMAA and reach potential new members.
- Reconfigure Organisational Membership.
|Strategic Area: Positioning & Advocacy
- Develop stakeholder engagement and Public Relations plans.
- Build responsive, collaborative relationships with stakeholders and champions.
- Refresh the image of HIMs.
- Respond to submissions, reports and consultations that relate to or impact on health information management.
- Develop and publish position papers on relevant issues.
- Establish a peak body to represent all stakeholders in the health information sphere.
|Strategic Area: Knowledge Domain
- Define HIM Knowledge Domain (competencies).
- Increase the number of resources available: position papers, practice briefs, scientific papers.
- Develop a scientific review committee for conference papers.
- Improve ERA ranking of journal through editorial and review process.
|Strategic Area: Professional Development
- Employ a dedicated Professional Development and Policy Officer within the national office.
- Develop and implement an annual program of Professional Development activities.
- Support state branches/networks in the provision of Professional Development.
- Establish a mentoring program to support new graduates in the workforce.
- Online Resource centre improved and updated, including videocasts of Professional Development events.
- Online professional credentialling system.
- Promote HIMAA’s Professional Development widely to members and non-members.
|Strategic Area: Communication
- Utilise technology to improve communication.
- Implement improved communication strategies.
- Develop Communities of Practice/National SIGs.
|Strategic Area: Education Services
- Utilise new technologies to enhance the delivery of existing education.
- Develop existing Units of Competency into full AQTF qualifications.
- Expand the range of courses offered in response to market and member needs.
- Ensure Education Services are resourced to meet the demand for services.
|Strategic Area: Organisational Structure
- Utilise new technologies to enhance the delivery of Membership Services, Education Services courses and Professional Development.
- Automate processes to reduce administrative burden on staff and members.
- Resource states to deliver services to members.
- Identify what resources are required to support National Office and Board to deal with rapidly changing environment.