NEWS 9 August 2018

Media release 30 July 2018

Australia’s peak digital health and health information organisations have united to support sharing health information through the Government’s MyHR to create better health outcomes for all Australians. 

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) and the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) also endorse the Government’s move to implement an “opt-out” record. Read more...

Have Your Say – Skills IQ Case for Change in Clinical Coding Competency Units

SkillsIQ’s Technicians Support Services IRC is currently proposing a Case for Change to the four clinical coding units of competency or skills sets in the national health training package at the Vocational Education & Training level. HIMAA encourages members to contribute to this Case for Change proposal for the following reasons. Read more…

Expressions of Interest called for Members of HIMAA’s Workforce Committee 

Are you interested in contributing to your profession? In the course of the HIMAA 2014-16 Strategic Plan the number of members participating in HIMAA Committees and Working Groups doubled. Members are realising it is possible to influence hange for the betterment of the profession through these practical groups that have a direct line to the Board. One such group, the HIMAA Workforce Committee, is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from HIMAA members with industry xperience. Have we caught you?  Read more…

Conference Update

Exciting news! The Conference website has been completely revamped and looks great. Please check it out HERE.

You will find a very useful Tasmanian Tourist Guide there which will assist you with planning your pre and post Conference activities. The Guide was kindly prepared for our delegates by the HIMAA Tasmania Conference Sub-Committee. 
Based on multiple requests to extend the early-bird rates, The Conference Committee is pleased to announce that you still can benefit from the early-bird rates.  The early-bird deadline has been extended till COB Wednesday 15 August.  

BOOK NOW: Discounted Accommodation to attend the 2018 HIMAA NCCH National Conference

HIMAA have partnered with ConferenceNational and have negotiated discounted accommodation rates exclusive to conference attendees. But hurry, as these rates are available for a limited time only. To take advantage of the dedicated HIMAA Accommodation Booking Tool, please click here or above to book.

To view or download the Conference preliminary program click

To register for the Conference please click   HERE

The Conference Committee looks forward to welcoming you in Hobart in October.


Milla Krivozhnya
Marketing & Events Manager 
02 98875821 


The Health Information Management Association of Australia WA Branch is holding their annual breakfast seminar in which we have an invited guest. This year it is Roy Barnett who is a Consulting Director at JourneyOne where he is leading the design and delivery of major digital initiatives and fundamental operating model changes for clients such as Chevron Australia, HBF, Silver Chain Group and the Health Department of WA.
He will be talking about his experiences in designing and delivering initiatives involving traditional ICT functions and emerging technologies such as augmented/virtual reality, data analytics, cloud services and digital signal processing.  
The breakfast is planned to be held on the 24th August at Nedlands Yacht Club from  7.15 am to 9.00 am. Click HERE for more information and payment details. 
We hope that you can join us for this innovative talk.

Bas Alnassar 
Convenor, WAHIMAA

UNSW + CSIRO Industry PhD Scholarship

A new program for higher research candidates who will become the next leaders and innovators bridging the gap between research and industry.

Projects include:

  • AR / VR in smart cities
  • Integrating Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROM) with other data sets
  • Extracting value from unstructured health data
  • Machine learning to understand and improve patient journeys
  • Patient phenotyping to support new care pathways
  • Developing better indicators of patient safety
  • Impact on health from new alternate energy sources

Recruitment for the 2019 program is now open. To be considered for a program position please register and submit an Expression of Interest on this website.

My Health Record will impact all of us at some stage either personally or through your work, so it is important to keep up to date and be informed about this national initiative. Read more..

The second issue of HIM-Interchange for 2018 is now available on the HIMAA website. Please login to the member's area to access it.