Value Proposition

The Health Information Management Association of Australia promotes and supports health information management professionals as the universally recognised specialists in information management at all levels of the healthcare system. We do this through positioning and advocacy, accreditation, education and training, certification and credentialing, quality standards, publications and resources, and HIMAA membership networking activities at local and national levels, including an annual national conference of international standing.

The statements of value below are to assist members in representing the value of HIMAA to each stakeholder segment.

Who We Support How We Add Value
Patients / Public

HIMAA sets the standards for how your information is managed in the healthcare system.
Clinicians

HIMAA sets the standards for how quality health information is managed in the healthcare system.
Government
Funders
Researchers

HIMAA is the peak body for standards and management of health information in the healthcare system.
Employers in healthcare delivery

HIMAA provides assurance that the health information management professionals you employ are qualified and have the appropriate knowledge and skills for the role.
IT/health informatics professionals

HIMAA sets the standards for how health information is managed in health information systems.
Members



HIMAA represents, supports and equips you through our positioning and advocacy, education and training, quality standards, publications and resources, and HIMAA membership networking activities.
Non-Members
Students

HIMAA is able to represent, support and equip you through our positioning and advocacy, education and training, quality standards, publications and resources, and HIMAA membership networking activities through membership of the profession.



Health Information Management Professionals Value Proposition

Health information management professionals apply their knowledge and skills to create, acquire, analyse and/or manage information to meet the medical, legal, ethical and/or administrative requirements of the health care system. Two examples of health information professionals are Health Information Managers (HIM) and Clinical Coders (CC).

The HIMAA Health Information Manager (HIM) Competency Standards define the comprehensive range of knowledge and skills of a health information management professional. A health information management professional may apply some or all of these competency standards in their daily professional practice.

The statements below are designed to assist members in representing the value of health information management professionals to each stakeholder segment.

Who We Support How We Add Value
Patients / Public

Health information management professionals ensure your health information is kept confidential and secure and is available to clinicians when you come to see them.
Clinicians

Health information management professionals ensure quality patient information is available to you when you provide patient care.
Government

Health information management professionals ensure quality information is available to support decision making about and funding of the healthcare system.
Funders

Health information management professionals ensure that quality information is available for billing, revenue and funding purposes.
Employers in healthcare delivery

Health information management professionals ensure quality information is available to support the management of all clinical and business functions in the organisation.
IT/health informatics professionals

Health information management professionals manage all aspects of the relationship between data and information in information systems.
Researchers

Health information management professionals ensure that quality information is available for research purposes.
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