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HIMAA eNewsletter No. 289 (March 2012)

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From the CEO

In this month’s newsletter:

  • QUT Update

  • HealthGenius Discount

  • 2012 National Conference

  • Discount - Quest Jolimont Apartments Melbourne

  • Standards Australia Representatives

QUT Update

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) School of Public Health and Social Work (SPHSW) is proposing to introduce a Bachelor of Health Information Management (BHIM). Since the cessation of the previous Bachelor of Health Science (Health Information Management) in 2010, QUT has received a large number of requests for the reintroduction of the course from the profession and the health industry more broadly and also via individual approaches for education and training in health information management and, in particular, clinical classification. Present activities revolve around building the business case for the formal approval processes within the university environment. Shortly, significant consultation about the proposed course will be sought to ensure an industry-relevant course is developed. It is hoped that the course will be offered from semester 1, 2013. For further information, please contact Sue Walker ( or Maryann Wood (

HealthGenius Discount

Eurofield Information Solutions (EIS) is offering a 15% discount to HIMAA members who purchase the HealthGenius ICD-10-AM, ACHI & ACS eComPress® Seventh Edition. To access this offer, members need to go to the “View WorkWeb ads” page in the Members’ Area of the HIMAA website then click through from the EIS banner advertisement at the top of the page.

2012 National Conference Update

Online registration and accommodation booking is now open and available on the conference website. A draft program is also available to be download from website. There is also a “justification pack” available on the website, to help you prepare your application for funding to attend the conference.

A reminder that the call for abstracts closes on the 31st May 2012.

For all your conference information go to the conference website at:

HIMAA Member Discount: Quest Jolimont Apartments, Melbourne

The Quest Jolimont Serviced Apartments, located in the Melbourne CBD, is offering discount rates to HIMAA members. For example, HIMAA members can save $89/night on a one bedroom apartment. The offer is valid till 31 December 2012. Members will need to notify the apartments that they are claiming the HIMAA member discount at the time of booking. For full details click here.

Standards Australia Representatives

HIMAA has appointed new representatives to a number of Standards Australia’s IT-014 group of committees, as follows:

  • IT-014 (Health Informatics): Ralph La Tella (replacing Elizabeth Moss),

  • IT-014-02 (Health Concept Representation): Dhana Profilio (replacing Leanne Holmes), and

  • IT-014-13 (Clinical Decision Support): Cheens Lee (new committee).

Thank you to Elizabeth Moss and Leanne Holmes for great service representing HIMAA over many years.

Until next month
Bob Blue


History of the Repatriation Hospital, Bundoora (Vic) 1921-1993

Dr Jacqueline Healy, Director, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, is compiling a volume of essays on the history of the former Bundoora Repatriation Hospital. She would like to hear from people with memories of the hospital and from potential contributors to the publications. Dr Healy can be contacted on tel. (03) 9496 1060 or by email to:

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Calendar of Events

  • 12 - 13 April - 9th Annual Future of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Summit 2012
    Sydney Harbour Marriott, NSW

  • 18 April - HL7 Australia "Conformance and Certification in HL7 CDA and V2.x" Forum
    Australian eHealth Research Centre in Brisbane

HIMAA Endorsed Events

  • 10 - 11 May 2012 - 2nd Activity Based Funding Summit, Brisbane Hilton. Click here for more. HIMAA Members: Register online at a special 10% discounted rate. Click here to register at the special discounted rate.

  • 29 - 31 May 2012 - Hospital Performance Conference, Sydney, NSW.

  • 21 - 22 June 2012 - Electronic Medication Management, Novotel Melbourne on Collins. Click here for more.

  • 25 - 26 June 2012 - 2nd Annual Managing Patinet Confidentiality & Information Governance Conference. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, Vic. Click here to visit the conference web site