The professional journals
The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) owns two professional journals which are an excellent resource for Health Information Managers, Clinical Coders and all engaged in the management of health information. Both journals are available free to members, and via subscription to non-members and organisations including universities, hospitals, research centres, government Departments of Health and other libraries throughout the world.
Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ) is a fully peer-reviewed journal of international standing and influence. It is published by the international publishing house, SAGE, for HIMAA as the journal’s owner.
Health Information Management Journal has global reach. It provides a dynamic forum for the dissemination of original research and informed comment related to the management and communication of health information, data and related systems, and health classification and clinical coding.
All articles from 1987 to the current day are available to subscribers and members via the HIMJ (Sage) website: https://journals.sagepub.com/loi/him
HIM-Interchange (HIM-I) is an editor-reviewed, professional practice journal.
HIM-I includes reports, personal perspectives, contemporary practice updates and case studies relating to trends and developments in health information management, and clinical documentation and clinical coding practice.
The journals’ origins
The forerunner of today’s journals, Australian Medical Record, was first published in 1975. It became a refereed journal, Australian Medical Record Journal, in 1987 following the establishment of an Editorial Board. The journal was re-titled Health Information Management in 1994 to reflect the professional title change to Health Information Manager and the association’s name change to the Health Information Management Association of Australia. The journal title was subsequently amended in the early 2000s to Health Information Management Journal. Historically, since the beginning, the journal has recorded and reflected the many changes and advances experienced within the profession for over 45 years.
In 2011, HIMAA established HIM-Interchange as the health information management and clinical coding professional practice journal, while Health Information Management Journal continues as the fully peer-reviewed journal that leads globally in the publication of research and innovation in health information management.
Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ)
The Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ) is the official peer-reviewed research journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) providing a forum for the dissemination of original research and opinions related to the management and communication of health information. Papers published in HIMJ will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and governments, health practitioners, teachers, consumers and others with an interest in improving health service delivery and health outcomes for patients and the community. We welcome contributions from national and international researchers as HIMJ provides a critical role in advancing the knowledge-base in this dynamic field. HIMJ is published three times per year with an Online First facility that facilitates speedy publication.
HIMJ publishes research, article commentaries, professional practice papers and reviews covering a broad range of topics related to the management and communication of health information. Topic areas include: e-health and personal health records; privacy and confidentiality; health classifications, terminologies and clinical coding; data quality; data linkage; consumer health informatics; public and population health information management; health information policy and governance; health information systems; and health information management education.
To read HIMJ: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/him
To submit a manuscript to HIMJ: https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/HIM
Editorial Board - Health Information Management Journal
|Editor in Chief|
|Kerin Robinson||La Trobe University, Australia|
|Joan Henderson||The University of Sydney, Australia|
|Joanne Callen||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Stella Rowlands||Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Australia|
|Jennie Shepheard||Shepheard Health Management Consultants, Australia|
|Sue Walker||Queensland University of Technology, Australia|
|Editorial Board Chair|
|Sue Walker||Queensland University of Technology, Australia|
|Editorial Board Members|
|Deborah Debono||University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
|Joanne Fitzgerald||Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Australia|
|Monique Kilkenny||Monash University, Australia|
|Esther Munyisia||University of Tasmania, Australia|
|Mirela Prgomet||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Beth Reid||Pavillion Health, Australia|
|Phyllis Watson||The University of Sydney, Australia|
|Johanna Westbrook||Macquarie University, Australia|
|International Advisory Board|
|Mervat Abdelhak||University of Pittsburgh, United States of America|
|Karen Day||The University of Auckland, New Zealand|
|Saman Gamage||National Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka; The University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Terri Jackson||The University of Melbourne; The Northern Hospital Melbourne, Australia|
|Elin Lehnbom||University of Tromsø – the Arctic University of Norway, Norway|
|Lene Mikkelsen||The University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Wansa Paoin||Thammasat University, Thailand|
|Basema Saddik||University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates|
|Margaret A Skurka||Indiana University Northwest, United States of America|
|Trish Williams||Flinders University, Australia|
|Liz Morrison||Managing Editor, Australia|
|Liam Caffery||The University of Queensland, Australia|
|Richard Cederberg||Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, Australia|
|Jeewani Anupama Ginige||University of Western Sydney, Australia|
|Julie Gordon||The University of Sydney, Australia|
|Andrea Groom||Clinical Coding Services Pty Ltd., Australia|
|George Liu||La Trobe University, Australia; Sichuan University, Harbin Medical University, and Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.|
|Sharyn Lymer||The University of Sydney, Australia|
|Magda Raban||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Jo Raw||The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australia|
|Merilyn Riley||La Trobe University, Australia|
|Amina Tariq||Queensland University of Technology, Australia|
|Valerie Thiessen||MKM Health, Australia|
|Qinghua Yang||Texas Christian University, United States of America|
|Qingsheng Zhou||Western New South Wales Local Health District; The University of Sydney, Australia|
|Jason Ferris||Centre for Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia|
|Richard Woodman||Flinders University, Australia|
|Michela Smith||National Prescribing Service, Australia|
|HIMAA Board of Directors:|
|Sharon Campbell||W.A. Country Health Service; Curtin University, Australia|
Editor-in-Chief: Kerin Robinson, La Trobe University, Vic.
Editor: Joanne Fitzgerald, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Published by: The Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited
Volume Number: 9
Current issue 3
Frequency: 3 issues per year
Print ISSN: 1838-8620
Online ISSN: 1838-8639
HIM-Interchange (HIM-I) is the professional practice journal of HIMAA. Established in 2011, it is published by HIMAA. The purpose of HIM-I is to publish articles that reflect innovative practice in health information management or commentaries and informed pieces on established practice.
HIM-Interchange publishes articles on the following areas of professional competency and interest:
- General professional skills of Health Information Managers and Clinical Coders
- Health information and records management
- The language of medicine
- Healthcare terminologies and classification
- Research methods in health
- Health services organisation and delivery
- Health information ethics and law
- Health Information Services organisation and management
Information for Contributors
Contributions are invited in the form of Reports, Case Studies, Personal Perspectives, Sounding Board, Professional Profiles, Professional Practice Placement Profiles Conference Reports, Reviews, HIMAA Reports and Letters to the Editor.
Recommended word limit – 2,400 words.
Submitting a manuscript for review
- Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically, saved in Word format, and with no headers and footers. Do not submit papers in PDF format.
- Digital photographs only should be provided as separate files, clearly identified and captioned. Subject’s permission to publish may be required.
- Data for tables and graphs should be provided in separate Excel files as well as in their final form.
- Formatting of the document should be kept to a minimum.
Further information may be sought by contacting Dr Stella Rowlands, Associate Editor, at HIMInterchange@himaa.org.ao
Submission of manuscripts
Please email manuscripts to:
Dr Stella Rowlands, Associate Editor, at: HIMInterchange@himaa.org.au
Submission deadlines for forthcoming issues of HIM-Interchange:
…. Joanne Fitzgerald has the dates for the next 2-3 issues.
HIM-Interchange - Editorial Subcommittee
HIM-Interchange (HIM-I) is published by HIMAA and produced by the HIM-I Editorial Subcommittee established under the auspices of the Editorial Board.
|Joanne Fitzgerald||Independent Hospital Pricing Authority|
|Dr Stella Rowlands||Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Queensland|
|Jennie Shepheard||Shepheard Health Management Consultants, Victoria|
|Chair, Editorial Subcommittee|
|Maryann Wood||Queensland University of Technology, Queensland.|
|Emma Barker||La Trobe University, Victoria.|
|Kym Campradt||Lorica Health, Queensland.|
|Patsy Catterson||Ballarat Health Service, Victoria.|
|Naomi Johnson||Central Adelaide Local Health Network, South Australia.|
|Danica Jong||West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, Queensland.|
|Carol Loggie||University of Wollongong, New South Wales.|
|Nina Palibrk||Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland.|
|Julie Price||Australian Government, Department of Veterans’ Affairs; La Trobe University, Victoria.|
|Dwayne Richards||BreastScreen Victoria, Victoria.|
|Deborah Yagmich||Joondalup Health Campus, Western Australia.|
|HIMAA Board of Directors:|
|Sharon Campbell||WA Country Health Service; Curtin University, Western Australia.|
|Philida Chew||Finance & Operations, Health Information Management Association of Australia.|