HIMAA offers a range of career-enhancing opportunities by providing forums for health information professionals to discuss and solve challenges facing the industry. The main types of HIMAA groups include:
Committees progress the work of the HIMAA Strategic Plan and are a core function of the Association. Participation is by invitation or expression of interest and only open to HIMAA members.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focus on a particular area of the industry and encourage information sharing and thought-provoking discussion. HIMAA members are allowed to freely join and participate in the SIGs.
Branches are based at the local state level and provide professional development events, networking opportunities and peer support. Events are open to both members and non-members to allow people from outside the industry to engage with our profession – HIMAA members receive a discount.
Key positions in these groups require individuals willing to contribute to their industry who can contribute a portion of their time to progress the work of the group.
Vacancies are addressed through an expression of interest (EOI) process where HIMAA members can put their nominations forward to participate. EOIs will be posted below for upcoming vacancies – be sure to keep an eye out for positions for opportunities to get involved and make a difference.
Applications should address any criteria set out in the position description provided and can be sent with a current resume to email@example.com
HIMAA is seeking expressions of interest from members to join its Accreditation Council to oversee the process of accrediting course and qualifications in the health information management profession at the tertiary education level.
HIMAA aims to accredit tertiary courses for the HIM profession by separating academic governance of accreditation (competency standards) from governance of the process of accreditation (accreditation standards), in order to strengthen the rigour and transparency of both.
Accreditation will be undertaken against HIMAA competency standards for professional entry and practice, which will be maintained by HIMAA’s Education Committee. The role of the Accreditation Council is to create robust standards for the process of accreditation, and then to oversee the implementation of these standards in the process of accrediting courses and qualifications.
The Accreditation Council is seeking to nominate a Chair as well as members to join the Council. HIMAA members with an interest to support this endeavour are encouraged to submit an EOI by email, one paragraph detailing the nature of their interest and a second paragraph briefly outlining relevant qualifications and experience. Members are requested to attach a relevant resume to this email.
Selection of the committee will be made by the CEO and Board representatives. For further information, contact HIMAA’s CEO, Jae Redden on 02 9887 5903.
To view a draft copy of the Terms of Reference, please contact the Executive Support Officer on 02 9887 5001.
EOIs should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Wednesday 30 June 2021.
HIMAA is seeking expressions of interest from members to join the Queensland Branch, in the capacity of Branch Convenor.
Branch Convenors will be sought for HIMAA branches in WA, SA, Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, and the Capital Region (ACT and Southern NSW) ahead of the upcoming AGM. However, Queensland is calling for a new Convenor at this time, to fill an immediate vacancy and assist the interim Convenor, until being officially sworn in at the AGM in October.
The duration of office for a Branch Convenor is two years, and selection is by Expression of Interest. Appointments will be determined by the HIMAA Board based on criteria defined in the ToR, which can be found HERE and a proforma for those interested in nominating themselves, or another Branch member, as Convenor for their local branch is available HERE.
To be considered, please submit the completed EOI form to the HIMAA CEO Jae Redden at email@example.com by COB Thursday 8th July 2021.
To discuss the role in further detail, please ring Jae on 02 9887 5903.