The 2021 HIMAA National Conference has been listed on the Schedule of Approved Business Events on Austrade. Being on the Schedule enables eligible businesses to apply for a grant to cover up to 50% of the costs of attending our event as delegates or exhibitors. Grants from $10,000 to $250,000 per entity are available. Grant applications close at 5pm (AEDST) on 30 March 2021 or earlier if funding is exhausted. If you were thinking of sponsoring / exhibiting at the 2021 HIMAA National Conference or sending a group of delegates to participate, check your eligibility here and apply now: https://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Tourism/Tourism-and-business/Grants/business-events-exhibitor-grants-program
Health Information Management: The intersection of health care and data science Pullman Melbourne Albert Park | Melbourne, Victoria | 25-27 October 2021
As the long-standing, pre-eminent specialists in health information and systems, the health information management profession – Health Information Managers, Health Data Analysts, Health Information Researchers, Clinical Coders, Clinical Documentation Specialists and Health Data Auditors – ensures the quality, integrity and security of patient information from the bedside to the highest levels of government. This critically important work ensures that data scientists, researchers and clinicians can confidently use Australia’s health information for internationally recognised research and our governments can trust our high-quality health information for planning, funding and critical decision-making: these have been highlighted particularly critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health information management profession operates at the intersection of health care and data science, and health care and technologies that enable the collection of, and access to, health data. The connections we secure between the ‘technology’ and ‘medicine’ branches of science are the primary pathway for the successful enabling of digital technologies in the health care setting.
The HIMAA Conference Committee is calling for submissions for presentation at the 2021 HIMAA National Conference.
Closing date for submission of abstracts is 5.00pm (AEST), Monday 10 May 2021.
OPENING KEYNOTE 1
The Impact of COVID-19 on Digital Health in Primary Care
Prof Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health
Professor Michael Kidd AM is Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor with the Australian Government Department of Health, and Professor of Primary Care Reform at The Australian National University. He is a general practitioner, past president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, past president of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), and past Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. Prior to joining the Department of Health, he was Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada. He is a Professorial Fellow with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and with the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice.
OPENING KEYNOTE 2
Health information needs in a COVID world
Dr. Stephen Duckett
Dr Stephen Duckett has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
ICD-11 Digital – Impact and Implementation
ROBERT JACOB – World Health Organisation
IFHIMA-Advancing New Strategic Plan and Global Privacy
Lorraine M. Fernandes, RHIA,Principal, Fernandes Healthcare InsightsPresident, International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA)
Lorraine Fernandes is an international and domestic thought leader, accomplished author and respected public speaker on topics related to the role of technology and data in healthcare transformation. Lorraine is the 2019-2022 President of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) and co-author of two IFHIMA whitepapers addressing governance and privacy. Lorraine is recipient of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2013 Pioneer Award and 1998 Discovery Award, and California Health Information Association (CHIA) 2002 Distinguished Member Award.
Lorraine has in-depth knowledge about information/data governance and data exchange from a healthcare organizational and jurisdictional perspective. Additionally, she has expertise in patient/consumer/person, provider and citizen identification related to citizen-centric services, population health, electronic health records and customer satisfaction.
Lorraine is Principal and Founder of Fernandes Healthcare Insights. Previously she was Global Healthcare Ambassador for IBM Analytics, specializing in information integration and governance. She joined IBM through the acquisition of Initiate Systems, Inc., where she served as vice president and healthcare ambassador to its domestic and global strategic clients. She has held numerous managerial and strategic roles at healthcare organizations.
The Role of the HIM Professional in CDI
MELANIE ENDICOTT – Sr. Director, International Education & Training, AHIMA International
Melanie Endicott is Senior Director of International Education & Training for AHIMA International. She has developed education and conducted training around the globe on health information management (HIM) topics such as medical coding, clinical documentation integrity (CDI), and health data analytics.
Prior to joining AHIMA in 2004, Ms. Endicott served as the program director and lead instructor of Spokane Community College and was a health information analyst at a large acute care hospital in Washington State. For the past 20 years, she has been a frequent presenter on coding, CDI, and other HIM topics locally, nationally, and internationally. She has also been an educator in the HIM programs at the University of Cincinnati, Stephens College, and Loma Linda University. Ms. Endicott holds a Master’s of Business Administration and Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s of Health Information Management from Carroll College.
Early-bird close on 16 July 2021
Member Full Conference Early-bird $1,210
Non-member Full Conference Early Bird $1,815
Member Full Conference Standard $1,395
Non-member Full Conference Standard $2,090
HIMAA Student Full Conference $660
Group discounts available. If you wish to organise a group registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 HIMAA NCCH Conference
23 October – 25 October Western Sydney Stadium, NSW, SYDNEY
- Health Analytics
- Medico-legal Issues
- Education and Training
- Information Governance
- Patient Quality and Safety
- Health Services Management
- Health Classifications and Coding
- Digital Health/Health Informatics
- International Health Information Management