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HIMAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022
The 2022 HIMAA National Conference will be held at Hilton Adelaide from 26 to 28 October 2022.
This year’s conference theme is “Health Information Management: keeping health information human”.
With the rapid expansion of online access to, and delivery of, healthcare, the skillset of health information management professionals is ever more critical to ensure data quality, patient safety, and protection of health information, across the wider health sector: to keep health information human.
We are in the final stages of confirming the conference program, and look forward to releasing further updates and keynote speaker announcements via this website in due course.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Early Bird Registration Deadline – 4 August 2022
Standard Registration Deadline – 19 October 2022
Late Registration Deadline – 26 October 2022
Conference Dates – 26 – 28 October 2022
The 2022 conference will take place at the Hilton, Adelaide. The hotel overlooks Victoria Square in the heart of Adelaide’s entertainment and shopping district. The Hilton is under 500 meters from local attractions like the Central Market and Chinatown, and two kilometers from Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the University of Adelaide. Take a relaxing dip in the heated outdoor pool or visit the wine cellar with over 500 labels during your stay.
HIMAA have negotiated special discounted accommodation rates for our delegates wishing to stay onsite for the conference, which can be booked at the same time as your conference registration, via the online registration form.
If you would like to speak to a member of the conference organising team to request further information or if you need any assistance with your online registration please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 2 9265 0700.
The Conference Program has arrived
We are pleased to announce the program consisting of a dynamic schedule of prolific speakers presenting and conducting workshops from the industry. Visit Adelaide in all its glory for an opportunity of professional development and to enjoy the hospitality of South Australia’s capital.
Register now for the National Conference
Standard registrations are open for the 2022 National Conference, planned to be a predominantly face-to-face event at the Adelaide Hilton. We are offering a range of attendance options, from full conference to day only registrations, and we encourage you to make the most of our group registration discounts by attending with colleagues and industry contacts as a collective.
View details for pricing and inclusions below, and register via the online registration form using the links provided to secure your place.
Virtual Access to the 2022 Conference Materials
If you are unable to attend the 2022 National Conference in person and would like to register your interest to attend virtually or access on-demand content after the event, please register your details at the following link.
We will consider any requests and release further information about virtual event opportunities in September 2022.
Full Conference Registrations
- Access to a 3 day program including all keynote presentations and concurrent special interest stream presentations
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea break catering
- Access to both inclusive conference social functions, including the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
- Opportunity to purchase additional guest tickets for all social functions, if required
- Access to the trade exhibition space across the three days
- Discounted accommodation rates at the Hilton Adelaide, exclusive to HIMAA conference attendees
Day Conference Registrations
- Access to your selected 1 day program including all keynote presentations and concurrent special interest stream presentations on that day
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea break catering on the day of your attendance
- Opportunity to purchase tickets for the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
- Access to the trade exhibition space, on the day of your attendance
- Discounted accommodation rates at the Hilton Adelaide, exclusive to HIMAA conference attendees
HIMAA Member Pricing
- Member Early Bird – $1,232
- Member Standard – $1,417
- Member Presenter Early Bird – $935
- Member Presenter Standard – $1,089
- Non-Member Early Bird – $1,837
- Non- Member Standard – $2,112
- Non-Member Presenter Early Bird – $1,380
- Non-Member Presenter Standard – $1,585
HIMAA Student Member
- Student – $660
- Member – $510
- Non-Member – $765
New HIMAA Member* / Graduate
- New Member Early Bird – $1,090
- New Member Standard – $1,255
- New Graduate – $880
*New Member special rate applies to 1) A person who joins HIMAA as a member for the first time while registering for the Conference; 2) A member whose membership has lapsed for more than 2 years.
We are pleased to offer registration discounts for group bookings, with the below reductions applied at the point of registration. Group registrations are offered to organisations who register 3+ delegates at one time.
A group registration will receive one tax invoice for purpose of payment together. If you do not wish for your payments to be processed all together please complete the normal registration form.
If names are unknown at time of registration please specify ‘TBC’ on the group registration form. Names need to be submitted to the Conference Managers at least 30 days prior to the conference.
- 3-5 attendees – 5% off
- 6-10 attendees – 10% off
- 11+ attendees = 15% off
Group discounts applies to full conference registration only. Excludes presenter, new member, new graduate, and student rates.
233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000
HIMAA have arranged a discounted accommodation block at the Hilton Adelaide, exclusively available for 2022 Conference delegates across the main conference dates. Rates start from $230 inc. GST per night and you can secure your room during the registration process via the online forms. For any amendments, or special requests to your existing booking, you can contact a member of the organising team at email@example.com or +61 2 9265 0700.
Cancellation of Registration:
- Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Conference Managers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cancellations for Early Bird registration – Notice must be received on or before 4 August 2022. Full refund minus $175 cancellation fee.
- Cancellations for Standard registration – Notice must be received on or before 19 October 2022. Full refund minus $195 cancellation fee.
- Notice given after the notice period will not be entitled to refund. However, the conference pass can be transferred to a nominated person in writing.
- No refunds will be given for non-attendance. In case of medical emergency, medical certificate must be provided within 72 hours. Refund will be considered, less administration fee of $275.
Cancellation of Accommodation:
- One night’s deposit is non-refundable 30 days prior [after 25 September 2022] to the conference.
Cancellation of Social Events:
- Payments are non-refundable at 30 days prior [after 25 September 2022] to the conference.
- This information is correct at the time of publishing. The Conference Managers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the conference timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice. Neither the host organisation(s) nor the Conference Managers will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.
Adelaide has made a name for itself as being vibrant, fun and a foodie’s heaven! If you haven’t visited before, make sure you use this chance whilst at HIMAA National Conference 2022 to discover all that this city has to offer.
Discover these unique experiences:
- Complete the Roof Climb at Adelaide Oval
- Walk around the Adelaide Botanic Gardens
- Taste the best local gourmet goodies at the Adelaide Central Market
Join us on Tuesday 25 October for a guided tour of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. This is an exclusive opportunity, open only to conference delegates. The following times are now available to book during your registration:
- 11:00 am
- 12:30 pm
- 2:00 pm
N.B. these are subject to availability and are capped for safety reasons. If one of the times is not listed on the form, this means it is no longer available.
Royal Adelaide Hospital
The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is one of Australia’s most technologically advanced health care facilities, integrating the latest innovations across health, education and research. In addition, the RAH has a 4 star green rating making it the largest and most technically complex Green Star Project in Australia. Disaster readiness was a key consideration in the design of the RAH in particular, proactive pandemic planning which is most advantageous in the current climate as RAH was deemed to be the most COVID safe hospital in the country. The 800 bed facility spans the equivalent of three city blocks and contains four hectares of landscaped parks and internal green space comprising of over 70 courtyards, terraces and sky gardens.
Click here for instructions on getting from the Hilton Adelaide to RAH.
HIMAA 2022 Exhibitors
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
- Clinical Documentation Improvement Australia (CDIA)
- Global Health Limited
- Grace Records Management
- Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority
- iMedX Australia
- Uplift Group Australia
Chris is the South Australian Minister for Health and Wellbeing and the Member for Kaurna in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.
He is passionate about improving health care outcomes for all South Australians.
Chris has previously served as Minister for Police, Correctional Services, Emergency Services and Road Safety.
Before election to Parliament he served as Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff to former state and federal Health Ministers and an Associate Director at Deloitte Access Economics. His areas of policy work included tobacco plain packaging and national public hospital funding reforms.
He was educated at public schools in Adelaide and graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Arts.
Chris is the lucky husband to Connie and proud dad of two young kids. When has free time he enjoys walking his dog on the beach, volunteer surf life saving at Moana and barracking for the Crows.
Isaac Seidl was born in Sydney, then attended Wesley College and Perth Modern School, the latter on a music scholarship. He studied medicine at the University of Western Australia, taking an active role in student leadership. He was appointed to the Australian Army as an undergraduate, then undertook his early vocational training in WA, and commenced in-uniform service in Darwin, at the 1st Brigade, before commanding Robertson Barracks Medical Centre. Following a variety of training and regimental postings, Brigadier Seidl attended Australian Command and Staff College in 2006. On promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, he was posted to he led reforms to medical transition administration that saw processing time significantly reduced.
Brigadier Seidl was appointed by Queensland Health to the executive leadership role of Deputy Executive Director Medical Services at Townsville Health Service District commencing in 2008. He transferred to the Army Reserve, and undertook roles at formation, functional and strategic Command levels. During his three years in Queensland Health, Dr Seidl applied leadership expertise gained in Defence, to improve processes in the $600 million enterprise. This included application of the military planning processes during the 2009 influenza pandemic and other disasters, chairing the Quality Use of Medicines and Human Research Ethics Committees. He also served on a National Health and Medical Research Council working group on research ethics in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, before returning to the regular Australian Army.
Brigadier Seidl holds a Masters in Health Administration, Fellowships of the colleges of General Practice, Medical Administration, Health Service Management and the Royal Society for Public Health; and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has held academic appointments at James Cook University and the University of Queensland and he is a respected speaker at professional fora. He has published and presented on leadership, clinical governance and ethics, in Australia and abroad, twice being awarded the Weary Dunlop Prize for presentations on the introduction into Australian Service of a new battlefield pain killer; and the impact of culture on organisational performance and patient safety.
Mark has spent over thirty five years in the health sector, with significant experience in digital health strategy, change, training and risk management across primary, secondary and tertiary care. Mark has provided healthcare consultancy, training and change management services in public and private health sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Indonesia, India, England, Ireland and Wales.
Mark is a Senior Lecturer in Health Care Management, Flinders University, where he has developed a Health Informatics course which he delivers in China, Singapore and Australia for the Master of Health Administration award, as well as lecturing in Digital Health, Strategic Management and Clinical Governance.
Mark trained as a Registered Nurse, he is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mark is undertaking his Doctor of Philosophy research looking at Digital Health Competencies for Health Service Managers.
Renée is a Director within Human Capital Consulting and is part of Deloitte’s Health and Human Services Leadership team. She has over 15 years of experience working with and for healthcare organisations in Australia and the UK, including Health Education England, the European Medicines Agency and various NSW Health organisations. She specialises in digital transformation and behavioural change programs and has experience leading Electronic Medical Record implementations, patient safety and human factors, leadership development, national crisis management, quality improvement and cost reduction.
She is passionate about the future of health and the emergence of data and technology to facilitate better ways of working, more time to care and ultimately, to improve the patient and employee experience.
Kate has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare information sector. Prior to becoming a Director and CEO of Alcidion Group she was one of five working Directors for MKM Health, based in Victoria. She has been involved in large systems procurements and implementations across Australia and Asia Pacific.
Kate’s background involves holding leading management roles at some of the largest healthcare software firms. She was a member of the Management buyout team that created iSOFT Asia Pacific through a merger with iSOFT plc in the UK in 1999, from the healthcare product business at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Prior to that, she held senior account roles in CSC (now DXC), managing large outsourcing customers and the NSW Healthcare Business unit.
Kate initially commenced work in the private sector at McDonnell Douglas Information Systems managing the HOMER product portfolio, after working with the Alfred Group of Hospitals in a Health Information Management role.
As Managing Director and Board Member of Alcidion, Kate leads the various elements of the business with a particular focus on sales and marketing and developing business relationships with customers and partners across the world.
Kate has developed a number of business partnerships with leading software vendors such as NextGate Solutions and Better by Marand. She has a strong track record in business development in healthcare IT across Asia Pacific and has been involved in selling statewide contracts for IT systems to all Australian states and territories.
Kate has a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) degree in Health Information Management.
Dr Karen Luxford is the Group CEO, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) & ACHS International in 15 countries globally. Dr Luxford has extensive experience in governance, strategic planning, safety and quality and leading organizational change. Dr Luxford is a Board member of the Bureau of Health Information, Camp Quality (NFP charity), the Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua), and a Council member of Standards Australia and the ISQua EEA Accreditation Council. Dr Luxford is the former Board Chair of Endometriosis Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a Certified Health Executive (CHE), Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) and is passionate about health care.
Following 10 years as a High School Teacher/Coordinator and five years as a Research Associate, Melissa is now working as a Lecturer at UniSA. She is particularly interested in student engagement theory and the complex interplay of digital learning environments, teacher-student relationships, and learning activities.
Professor Trish Williams is passionate about improving healthcare through technology. She has three decades’ experience in healthcare computing, including 15 years in industry. She has deep expertise in maintaining security of digital health information while facilitating the interoperability of multiple digital health information systems.
Collaborating with industry, Trish led a project to develop a benchmark for hospitals to evaluate their digital infrastructure by assessing what digital services they provide and how well these support clinicians and patients. This benchmark is now an international standard. Trish is international co-chair of HL7 Security, a group overseeing international security standards governing health care interoperability. She also led development of Australia’s general practice information security standards.