Webinar

In the situation of COVID-19 outbreak, HIMAA has cancelled all previously scheduled face-to-face meetings. Instead we will be delivering digital professional development content to our members. Some of the webinars would be free of charge and some would incur only a small fee. We would be scheduling our webinars mainly on Fridays at 12 pm AEST.

HIMAA National PD Webinars 2020

Managing Privacy BreachesFriday 25 September | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST

Speaker: Lemm Ex
Principal Privacy Officer
Office of the Privacy Commission

Chair: Sharon Campbell, Privacy and Security SIG Convenor
Contributors: Privacy and Security SIG Members: Meleah Herbert, Melissa Clowes, Dwayne Richards

Health Information Management professionals must be adaptive and innovative to ensure that documentation, coding, governance, access, privacy and security of patient information are appropriate to each new component of this rapidly changing environment. Whilst acknowledging that it is impossible to prevent all privacy breaches, responding quickly and efficiently to privacy breaches is key to ensuring the ongoing management and protection of health information. Lemm Ex, Principal Privacy Officer from the Office of the Privacy Commission will provide great advice related to the management of Privacy Breaches and the members of the HIMAA Privacy and Security SIG will share their stories as well.

Speaker: Lemm Ex

Lemm Ex heads the Privacy Unit in the Queensland Office of the Information Commissioner and has been actively involved with Queensland’s privacy law since its inception in July 2009. Lemm has worked as a government lawyer for over 21 years in the fields of discrimination, human rights, privacy and child safety. Lemm also has worked extensively in the area of privacy starting out with the Commonwealth Office of the Privacy Commissioner before moving onto various senior privacy positions in the Queensland State Government including holding the position of Acting Privacy Commissioner from November 2011 to October 2013.

Lemm Ex

Lemm Ex

CPD 5 Points
Registrations close COB Thursday 24 September 2020
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Cost:

Free for HIMAA members.
Non- member: $33.00 (incl. GST)
Group non-members: $102.00 (incl. GST)

Registration is essential.

 

Enquiries:

Milla Krivozhnya
Marketing & Events Manager
events@himaa.org.au

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La Trobe University

Successfully Communicating Complex IdeasFriday 28 August | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST

Speaker: Kristen Connell, Director, Talkforce Media and Communications Strategies

Chair: Jenn Lee, La Trobe University

This webinar is proudly brought to you by La Trobe University and exclusive to HIMAA members only. Free of charge for members but registration is essential.

Health information management can improve health care delivery and outcomes and even help save lives – but only if users know how to utilise this information and understand how it applies to them.

Understanding how to develop messages that are interesting and relatable to any and all audiences is a valuable tool in sharing your work with stakeholders, providing training or even winning future work. Whenever an opportunity arises to share who we are, what we do, and the benefits of our work, we are presenting a pitch. This workshop will distill the secrets of the perfect pitch. It will look at how complex topics can be shared succinctly without losing the audience’s interest.

Join experienced communications consultant Kristen Connell for a one-hour workshop focused on utilising clear, simple language – both in written and verbal presentations – to share complex information with the general public and non-peer audiences.

Speaker: Kristen Connell, Director, Talkforce Media and Communications Strategies

Kristen is an experienced communications professional who has provided strategic communications advice to senior executives of major organisations, Ministers and politicians. She now utilises this experience in delivery of training to provide participants with a strong understanding of the mechanics of successfully communicating and how to maximise performance and outcomes.

Kristen Connell

Kristen Connell

CPD 5 Points
Registrations close COB Thursday 27 August 2020
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Cost:

Free for HIMAA members.

Registration is essential.

 

Enquiries:

Milla Krivozhnya

Marketing & Events Manager
events@himaa.org.au

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Digital Health – What is Victoria up to?Friday 31 July | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST

Speaker:

Bronwyn Taylor | BAppSci (MRA), GradCert HI, MBT, CHIA
Principal eHealth Advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services

Brooke Whiteside | Clinical Workflow Specialist Team Lead, Siemens Healthcare

The Digital Health Branch provides whole of health sector-wide leadership to inform the health reform agenda and support Victorian public health services in their delivery of digital health solutions. Hear about what the Branch is working on, what a Principal eHealth Advisor actually does and the highs and lows of working in the public sector.

Bronwyn Taylor
BAppSci (MRA), GradCert HI, MBT, CHIA
Principal eHealth Advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services

Bronwyn is currently a Principal eHealth Advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she provides high quality business knowledge, strategy and advice and sound policy recommendations to senior stakeholders at a local and national level on a range of digital health priorities. Bronwyn has driven the development of policies and standards across digital health, ensuring they align with best practices both nationally and internationally. Bronwyn is currently working on range of state wide and national programs including Unique Patient Identification, Clinical Information Sharing, Digital Health Maturity and Integrated Care. Bronwyn has a particular interest in ensuring that digital and eHealth standards support interoperability, are scalable and fit for purpose for the Health Services that adopt them. Bronwyn is a proud La Trobe University alumni, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Record Administration) in 1993.

COVID App Deployment

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, Siemens has delivered the myCare Companion home monitoring solution, which enables patients with a positive Covid-19 result and mild symptoms or high risk discharged patients to be monitored 24/7 by specialist staff remotely.

Brooke Whiteside
Clinical Workflow Specialist Team Lead, Siemens Healthcare

Brooke is an experienced HIM that has worked in both the hospital and private enterprise sectors for sixteen years. Throughout this time Brooke has been involved in managing and delivering major digital health projects across health record management, elective surgery, specialist consulting, emergency, freedom of information and diagnostic imaging. In her current role with Siemens Healthineer’s she leads a team of specialists that provide consultative workflow design and tailored digital health solutions.

Bronwyn and Brooke

Bronwyn Taylor & Brooke Whiteside

CPD 5 Points
Registrations close COB Thursday 30 July 2020
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Cost:

Free for HIMAA members.

Registration is essential.
$33.50 – non-members
$102 – group fee for non-members

Enquiries:

Milla Krivozhnya

Marketing & Events Manager
events@himaa.org.au

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Managing clinical documentation during COVID-19 pandemicFriday 12 Jun 2020 | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST | Speaker: Rachel Thomson, Nurse Unit Manager for the Infection Prevention & Control Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital

Rachel Thomson has worked in Infection Prevention & Control in Tasmania since 1998. Rachel has held roles as President of the Tasmanian Infection Control Association (TICA), National Vice President and National President of the former Australian Infection Control Association (now the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control) between 2003 and 2007.  She has acted as a peer reviewer for the association’s Journal “Healthcare Infection”. 

Webinar Chair and Panel Facilitator: Trixie Kemp, Health Information Services Manager in North-North West

Panellists:  

  • Melissa Clowes, HIS Operations Manager, Peninsula Health  
  • Caitlin Griffin, Deputy Manager Health Information Services & Clinical Typing, Ballarat Health Services 
  • Tarryn Woods, Northern Sydney LHD
  • Sally Bray, Clerical Supervisor/Health Information Manager, Health Information Services, St Vincent’s 

Cost:

Free for HIMAA members.

Registration is essential.
$33.50 – non-members
$102 – group fee for non-members

Enquiries:

Milla Krivozhnya

Marketing & Events Manager
events@himaa.org.au

Rachel Thomson

Rachel Thomson

CPD 5 Points
Registrations close COB Thursday 11 June 2020
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Challenges of managing health information in COVID-19 timesFriday 29 May 2020 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm | Speaker: Joanne Fitzgerald and Anne Elsworthy, IHPA

Australian classification and coding rules for COVID-19

The government and health system response to manage the outbreak of COVID-19 relies on data to inform decisions. The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) is responsible for the development and refinement of the classifications used to describe hospital patients and activities in Australia. IHPA has updated the national activity-based funding classifications to accommodate the emerging situation with COVID-19. This webinar will describe the rules developed by IHPA for coding and reporting of COVID-19 episodes of care in admitted, emergency department and non-admitted settings.

The webinar will provide an opportunity to ask questions about IHPA’s approach to issuing coding advice related to COVID-19 and the principles behind the implementation of the emergency use codes for COVID-19, although specific coding queries are expected to be submitted and addressed through normal processes.

Webinar Chair and Panel Facilitator: Jennie Shepheard

Panellists:

Natasha Smith, Director Health Informatics, Western Sydney Local Health District

Laura Royce, HIS Manager, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne

Yvonne Seidel, Manager Coding Services, Mater Group

Janine Wapper, Director of Health Information for Central Australia Health Service

Registrations close COB Thursday 28 May 2020

Cost:

Free for HIMAA members.

Registration is essential.
$33.50 – non-members
$102 – group fee for non-members

Enquiries:

Milla Krivozhnya

Marketing & Events Manager
events@himaa.org.au

Anne Elsworthy and Joanne Fitzgerald, IHPA

CPD 5 Points
Registrations close COB Thursday 28 May 2020

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Clinical Abbreviations – Love them or hate them, they are here to stayTuesday 12 May 2020 | 12 pm – 1 pm | Speaker: Joanne Williams

Joanne has over 40 years of medical terminology and clinical coding experience. It is not just a job but a passion which she has shared with her students for over 20 years.

In this webinar Joanne will talk about clinical abbreviations, when they should and should not be used and how to get the right definition for the context. The difference between acronyms and abbreviations will also be explained.

Clinical abbreviations are a constant factor in clinical documentation. New abbreviations appear by the day, and then they change subtly over time. Eg the abbreviation 2019-nCoV first appeared in January then the official name became COVID-19, an acronym that will stick in our psyche for years to come. New procedures are developed and new tests are introduced too. Those trying to make sense of what is written in shorthand need an up-to-date resource at their fingertips.

Joanne will explain the features of The Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols, both in hard copy and online versions. You will be shown how to search for an abbreviation, plus alerts for unacceptable abbreviations.

There will be some discussion on how to develop a list of unacceptable abbreviations for your workplace, as well as discussion on the difficulties of developing an acceptable multidisciplinary list.

You will have the opportunity to ask Joanne questions and to provide input into future editions of this valuable resource.

Joanne Williams

CPD 5 Points
Registrations close COB Monday 11 May

Cost:

Free.
Registration is essential.

Enquiries:

Milla Krivozhnya
Marketing & Events Manager
events@himaa.org.au

Evolving CDIFriday 24 April 2020 | 12 pm – 1 pm | Speaker: Nina Lean

Nina is HIM professional with clinical coding and ABF experience in the Public & Private NSW Health Sectors. Nina & her team have implemented innovative & forward thinking initiatives that have re-invented WSLHD’s traditional coding workforce, including the largest local CDI structure nationally. WSLHDs initiatives evidence high quality coding & documentation and realistic benefits analysis & realisation that have proved essential in engaging clinicians and realise ready management of areas identified as in need of improvement in a manner regarded as the most mature in the NSW Health Sector.

During this webinar, Nina will discuss the early days of CDI, coding improvement initiatives undertaken by WSLHD, strategic direction and measuring benefit. She will focus on the impact of clinical documentation, modern CDI initiatives and CDI process for 2020 as well as clinical documentation integrity. This webinar is not to be missed if you have interest in evolving CDI. You would be able to ask questions during the webinar that Nina will address at the end of her presentation.

Registrations close COB Thursday 23 April

Cost:

Free for HIMAA members.

Registration is essential.
$33.50 – non-members
$102 – group fee for non-members

Enquiries:

Milla Krivozhnya

Marketing & Events Manager
events@himaa.org.au

nina

Nina Lean

CPD 35
Registrations close COB Thursday 23 April

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