Webinar 2021
Webinar 2021

CDI Programs & Projects - Supporting Engagement and Quality Documentation through Standards AlignmentWednesday 13th October 2021, 12 pm – 1 pm AEST
Speaker: Dreda Heard

Driving Clinical Documentation and Data Integrity (CDI) continues to be a key function of Health Information Managers, Clinical Coders and Clinical Documentation Specialists alike.

As health information professionals we are aware that documentation practices may vary according to:

  • the nature and use of the document
  • who is interacting with the record and unit or specialty the type of record, and
  • who has responsibility for documenting care and episode information.

Overarching documentation requirements are detailed in Actions 1.16, 1.17, 1.18 and Action 6.11 and of the National Safety & Quality Healthcare Standards (NSQHS). In this webinar, we will consider the clinical documentation practices and requirements outlined in NSQHS as well as the Good Medical Practice Guideline and Professional Practice Guidelines for Nurses and Allied Health Staff.

In addition to considering these guidelines, the webinar focuses on supporting engagement and quality documentation across the record and within units through specific standards alignment and appreciation of professional practice guidelines that underpin clinician documentation practices. This information will be discussed in the context of specific documents or forms, and illustrate how we can use awareness of standards and guidelines to support ongoing engagement with CDI programs and embed improvement in clinical practice.

Do not miss out on this webinar on 13 October 2021 that covers the core competence in data, records management, standards and governance as they relate to information management.

Dreda Heard

5 CPD Points
Registrations close Wednesday 13 October 2021 – 8:00 AM AEST
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Cost (incl. GST):

Member/Student AUD $20
Non-member AUD $40
Group registration 3-5 discount 10%
Group registration 6+ discount 15%

 

Enquiries:

events@himaa.org.au

Future of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Health Data DesignWednesday 15 Sep 2021 | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST

Speaker: Heather Grain

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are the key digital health technology in the increasingly diversifying modes of health care delivery.  Accurate, accessible, consistent and contemporaneous health record information is central to the success of telehealth, Zoom consults in primary and tertiary health care. Furthermore, consistent modes of data collection in EHRs has the potential to inform the interoperability with new technologies such as wearables and post discharge care applications.

Health Information professionals have a strong and enduring interaction with health care records and large body of knowledge that can be brought to bear on the ongoing transformation of EHRs and evolving technologies.

Heather Grain notes that EHRs, like their paper based and digitally based forebears need structure.  She shares that the discoveries from the UK and Europe show that where that structure is built upon a consistent understanding of the data in the record the record itself gains power.

Heather brings her expert knowledge to this important area of Health Information Management and provides insights into the tool “openEHR” which is used internationally to:

  • define the content of health records
  • reduce software development time
  • information exchange errors and expenses.

This webinar will also consider the Clinical Knowledge Manager which is an open source tool used by many countries (including Australia) as the underpinning approach innovations such as MyHealthRecord.   Heather will reflect on how this approach has resulted in data that is consistent and comparable but still flexible and displayed in ways which fit the needs of each individual use case; ultimately this enables EHRs which can use data like lego to build what is needed.

Join Heather Grain and HIMAA on 15 September 2021 and learn the future of EHR and health data design, and how to access and use these standards and tools.

Heather Grain – Introduction

5 CPD Points

Cost (incl. GST):

Member – AUD $20
Non-member – AUD $40
Group registration:
3-5 discount 10%
6+ discount 15%

Enquiries:

events@himaa.org.au

Registrations close Wednesday 15 September 2021 8:00AM AEST
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Policy SkillsFriday 27 Aug 2021 | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST

Speaker: Dr Kai Jensen

Policy work is part of the role of many health information managers. This free webinar will discuss good practices in developing and reviewing policies, procedures, and guidelines. How can we consult stakeholders efficiently to understand the best balance between standards, compliance, and operational practicalities? How can we draft texts so they’re concise, unambiguous, and easy to read? What’s the best mechanism to monitor the implementation of new requirements and monitor the effectiveness of policy texts? The webinar will help HIMAA understand its members’ policy skills needs, to inform the planning of a professional development workshop later this year.

The webinar will be led by Dr. Kai Jensen of PolicyTrain, a consultant, editor and trainer, and editor who specialises in policy improvement. Kai has worked extensively with higher education institutions and other organisations, such as health profession peak bodies, to make organisational policies more effective.

Cost (incl. GST):

Member/Student – FREE
Non-member AUD $40

Enquiries:

events@himaa.org.au

Registrations close Friday 27 August 2021 8:00AM AEST
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Policy Skills Introduction by Dr Kai Jensen

5 CPD Points

Operational CDIFriday 23 Jul 2021 | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST

Speaker: Dreda Heard

Health Information Managers and Clinical Coders have unique skill sets that are fundamental to accurate funding of health care. Documentation improvement is a core skill we apply to identify data and documentation improvement opportunities. We achieve enhanced documentation integrity through audit, education, coding queries, and clinician engagement.

Our expertise in data management, data quality, and clinical information abstraction contributes to the future of sustainable, efficient health care funding and the viability of the Activity Based Funding (ABF) model. The importance of clinical documentation to funding and safe care has resulted in the emergence of the Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) as a key HIS team member.

To enhance our understanding of how to leverage our expertise in documentation improvement programs the HIMAA CDI Webinar Series will run over the next 12 months. We will consider how we can adapt our existing clinician relationships, apply our knowledge of the health care system, data collections, and funding models to respond to the need for sustainable CDI programs.

The first in its CDI Series, Operational CDI will look at the HIM/Coder value proposition, the CDI points of intersection with the wider health system, and aspects of HIS oversight in CDI programs. It will explore how and where CDI is placed and can be leveraged across your workplace.

We hope to see you on 23 July 2021 and find out what else you would like to see in this Series!

Dreda Heard

5 CPD Points
Registrations close Thursday 22 July 2021
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Cost (incl. GST):

Member/Student AUD $20
Non-member AUD $40
Group registration 3-5 discount 10%
Group registration 6+ discount 15%

 

Enquiries:

Claire Bell
Member Engagement Manager
events@himaa.org.au

Simple and Powerful Data VisualisationFriday 28 May 2021 | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST

Speaker: Stephanie Naidoo, MBB, MBA, Expert in Operational Excellence

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what better way to convey the message contained in your data than by translating it into images?  In this quick-delivery focused workshop, learn basic guidelines for transforming data into stories via charts, diagrams, and infographics.  Each Soft Skills Professional Development Workshop focuses on a new skill, tool or framework that you can start to apply immediately after the session.  Using real examples and providing a template or guideline that you can take away from the session, this is an hour worth investing!

Speaker: Stephanie Naidoo, MBB, MBA, Expert in Operational Excellence

  • Australia’s 1st Master Black Belt certification
  • Over 25 years program management and process improvement
  • Delivery of over $100 billion in transformation programs across Asia, United States, Europe, Africa and Australia

Blue Crane Consulting Group is about maximising value at every step in the process.

Blue Crane is an operational excellence management consulting company that exists to help Australian organisations deliver better outcomes for customers, employees and shareholders.

It is a team of multi-skilled experts in process improvement, program management, change and communications, and operational planning.  They believe in bringing the right tools to the job and delivering exceptional experience for their clients. Blue Crane brings the best expertise from across the globe and right next door to their clients in healthcare, education, government, and financial and technical services.

Cost (incl. GST):

Member/Student $20
Non-member $40

 

Enquiries:

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

Stephanie Naidoo

Stephanie Naidoo

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5 CPD Points
Registrations close Thursday 27 May 2021
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How to write a resume that sells ‘you’ to help you advance your Health Information Management careerThursday 13 May | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST

Speaker: Emma Maslen

Nobody likes updating their resume. It’s time consuming and stressful, and it’s hard to know what’s expected – particularly if it’s been a while since you had to apply for a new role. Emma Maslen from Rescue my Resume will teach you what you need to do to bring your resume up to a modern, professional standard, to ensure you win your next job interview!

This interactive one-hour session will cover:

  • The biggest mistakes applicants make when applying for jobs that stop them making it to the ‘yes’ pile.
  • Why searching online for job application tips and downloading a free resume template isn’t the best way to secure a job – and what is.
  • A step-by-step system to simplify the preparation of your resume so that you are selected for interview.
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Cost:

Free and exclusive to HIMAA Members only

 

Enquiries:

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

Emma Maslen

5 CPD Points
Registrations close COB 12 May 2021
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How not to document – learnings for CDS, HIM/Coders & CliniciansFriday 30 April | 12 pm – 1 pm AEST

Chair: Dreda Heard, CDI SIG Convenor
Speakers: Glenn Krauss & Robin Sewell

Glenn and Robin bring their extensive knowledge of clinical documentation, quality care and clinician engagement to look at clinical documentation practices that reflect both complexity of care and health care funding. Using real case studies, in this webinar they consider clinical documentation practices that may be denied by insurance providers in the private setting or in public health be picked up in the internal/external audit cycles as not supporting clinical code assignment; which in both cases can result in payment denial, and missed or inaccurate funding outcomes.

CDS, HIMs and Clinical Coders in both the private and public settings can apply the findings from the case studies to understand how to support documentation improvement on the ward and within the record to optimise documentation practices for funding and care.

This information will also be invaluable when designing and delivering CDI education that supports improved documentation across the continuum of care.  This will facilitate safe, coordinated care, reduce the burden of coding queries and ensure clinical documentation practices effectively, clearly and concisely communicate the patient care provided.

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Cost:

Member $20
Non-member $40
Group Members $120
Group Non-members $240

 

Enquiries:

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

Glenn Krauss & Robin Sewell

5 CPD Points
Registrations close COB Thursday 29 April 2021
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Introducing the HIMAA Soft Skills Professional Development SeriesFriday 26 March | 12 pm – 1 pm AEDT

Speaker: Stephanie Naidoo, MBB, MBA, Expert in Operational Excellence
• Australia’s 1st Master Black Belt certification
• Over 25 years program management and process improvement
• Delivery of over $100 billion in transformation programs across Asia, United States, Europe, Africa and Australia

The industry in which we operate is constantly changing. Building the skills to adapt to this change is necessary for health information management professionals.

HIMAA has engaged the Blue Crane Consulting Group to introduce a series of sessions developed specifically for HIMAA members.

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Cost:

Free and exclusive to HIMAA members.

 

Enquiries:

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

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Blue Crane Consulting Group

5 CPD Points
Registrations close COB Thursday 25 March 2021
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rpavirtual: A new way of caringFriday 26 February | 12 pm – 1 pm AEDT

Speaker: Eleni Efthymiou
Health Information Manager
Integrated Clinical Systems | Community Health Services
RPA Virtual Hospital | Sydney Local Health District

An overview of RPA Virtual Hospital and involvement by Health Information Managers in the enablement of data capture and supporting clinical workflows. 

Speaker: Eleni Efthymiou

Eleni Efthymiou is a Health Information Manager at Sydney Local Health District working in Community Health Services and RPA Virtual Hospital. As an HIM in a Virtual Care service that was redesigned for unprecedented emergency response, Eleni was involved in staff training in eMR workflow and the eMR build, data quality and capture, and new documentation processes. Eleni also has a keen interest and a strong background in Release of Information and Privacy.

Cost:

Member: $15.00
Non- member: $33.50
Group Members: $55.00
Group Non-members: $102.00
All fees are GST inclusive.

 

Enquiries:

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

Eleni

Eleni Efthymiou

5 CPD Points
Registrations close COB Thursday 25 February 2021
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