Journals

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.

Journal archive

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
Editor
Joan Henderson The University of Sydney, Australia
Associate Editors
Joanne Callen Macquarie University, Australia
Deborah Debono University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Monique Kilkenny Monash University, Australia; Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
Ester Munyisia Department of Health, Victoria, Australia
Mirela Prgomet Macquarie University, Australia
Stella Rowlands Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Australia
Jennie Shepheard Shepheard Health Management Consultants, Australia
Social Media Editor
Monique Kilkenny Monash University, Australia; Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
Editorial Board Chair
Sue Walker Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Editorial Board Members
Ross Buchanan The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Janelle Craig University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Jenny Davis La Trobe University, Australia
Joanne Fitzgerald Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Australia
Sheree Lloyd Griffith University, Australia
Beth Reid Beamtree, Australia
Phyllis Watson, AM The University of Sydney, Australia
Johanna Westbrook Macquarie University, Australia
International Advisory Board
Ibrahim T Adeleke Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Nigeria
Karen Day The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Saman Gamage National Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka; The University of Melbourne, Australia
Elin Lehnbom University of Tromsø – the Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Lene Mikkelsen The University of Melbourne, Australia
Basema Saddik University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Margaret A Skurka Indiana University Northwest, United States of America
Trish Williams Flinders University, Australia
Managing Editor
Liz Morrison Managing Editor, Australia
Editorial Advisors
Richard Cederberg Department of Health, 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
Chaojie (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
Magdalena Z Raban Macquarie University, 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
Consultant Reviewers
Jason Ferris Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia
Michela Smith National Prescribing Service, Australia
Richard Woodman Flinders University, Australia

HIM-Interchange

HIM-Interchange Details

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

Scope

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
  • E-health
  • 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.

Editor
Joanne Fitzgerald Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Associate Editors
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.
Members
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.
Representative Members
HIMAA Board of Directors:
Sharon Campbell WA Country Health Service; Curtin University, Western Australia.
HIMAA Administration:
Philida Chew Finance & Operations, Health Information Management Association of Australia.