Committees

HIMAA’s committees meet to discuss an aspect of the HIMAA Strategic Plan or are responsible for a particular function of the Association. The Chairs are well known health information professionals in the industry and are assisted by the HIMAA National Office to support the work of the members. Each committee also has a Board liaison to ensure appropriate communication and oversight.

For further information on any of these Committees, please Contact us

Chaired by Stella Rowlands

The Accreditation Council is a committee of HIMAA reporting to the national HIMAA Board.

The Council is responsible for the accreditation of ‘Health Information Management’ courses. Underpinning the accreditation program are the Health Information Management Competency Standards. You can find the Competency Standards on the Competency Standards homepage.

Accreditation of degree courses is linked directly to a graduate Health Information Managers’ eligibility for full membership of HIMAA? This link ensures that ‘Health Information Management’ courses meet the standards as set by the profession and that when a student graduate they have the  knowledge and skills to work in a ‘Health Information Management’ role.

In 2022 the work of the Council includes the review of the documentation that underpins the accreditation process.  The Council is also in the process of accrediting the ‘Health Information Management’ courses offered by two Australian Universities.

If you would like to find more about the Accreditation Council go to Accreditation homepage or email executiveso@himaa.org.

Jae Redden

Chaired by HIMAA CEO

2022 Committee Members are: 

Chair – Jae Redden 

Deputy Chair – Cheens Lee, President 

Board Representative – Catherine Garvey  

Program Development Lead & Scientific Chair, Academic – Joan Henderson 

Scientific Chair, Industry – Kathleen Rogers 

Senior HIM, Coding Stream – Lesley Ward, Naomi Johnson (TBC) 

Senior HIM, HIM Stream – Tanya Reid (TBC) 

Branch Representative – Terry Seery  

HIMAA Representative – Lyn Williams 

Marketing & Sponsorship Lead – Jae Redden 

Marketing & Sponsorship Lead Deputy – Louise Edmond 

Sponsorship Deputy – Andrea Gall 

Marketing Deputy – Ivan Lam

 

2023 Committee Members are: 

Chair – Jae Redden 

Deputy Chair – Cheens Lee, President 

Board Representative – Grant Duffill 

Program Development Lead & Scientific Chair, Academic – Joan Henderson 

Scientific Chair, Industry – Kathleen Rogers 

Senior HIM, Coding Stream – Cassie Rupnik 

Senior HIM , HIM Stream – Trixie Kemp 

Branch Representative – Danica Jong 

HIMAA Representative – Lyn Williams 

Marketing & Sponsorship Lead – Jae Redden 

Sponsorship Deputy – Andrea Gall 

Marketing Deputy – Tammy Kang

Sue Walker

Chaired by Sue Walker

The Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ) and the professional practice journal, HIM-Interchange (HIM-I), is established by the HIMAA Board of Directors.

The purpose of HIMAA’s professional journals is to build the profession’s knowledge base and uphold the academic rigor and standing of the health information management profession as defined by the Association.

Editor in Chief: Dr Kerin Robinson

Editor, Health Information Management JournalDr Joan Henderson

Editor, HIM-InterchangeJoanne Fitzgerald

Editorial Board Members: Dr Joanne Callen, Janelle Craig, Dr Jenny Davis, Dr Deborah Debono, Joanne Fitzgerald, Dr Monique Kilkenny, Dr Sheree Lloyd, Dr Esther Munyisia, Dr Mirela Prgomet, Professor Beth Reid, Professor Phyllis Watson, Professor Johanna Westbrook

Kara Pollard

Chaired by Kara Pollard