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Keynote: HIM2025: What is required to create a sustainable profession in the face of digital transformation?

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posted on 2023-05-24, 23:13 authored by Kerryn Butler-HendersonKerryn Butler-Henderson

“The Health Information Management profession has a long history in Australia dating over 70 years. Traditionally, the profession has been associated with the two functions of paper-based medical records management and clinical coding. Now, a time of digital transformation and ongoing health reform requires the profession to strategically position itself from information technicians to information strategists, and demonstrate its ongoing important contribution to improving patient care and outcomes, and the effective management of health care.”

This keynote presentation shall provide a summary of the report Health information management 2025. What is required to create a sustainable profession in the face of digital transformation? (PDF download available below). The report was an examination of the literature to identify the future challenges facing health information management, and considerations for how the professional should transform to be sustainable into the future.

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson is the Course Coordinator of the Master of Health Information Management at the University of Tasmania. She is known for her passion and dedication to the promotion and advocacy of the HIM profession in Australian and internationally. Her research specialisation is in workforce analysis, where she is involved in a number of large National studies. Kerryn is a Director of HIMAA and holds position across a number of national and international committees.




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Health Information Management Association of Australia National Conference

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Cairns Queensland

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