Sue Walker, Lisette Ramsden and Rachel Thursfield
Health Information Management Awareness Week is a feature event in the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) calendar. The event provides an opportunity to promote health information, and, as demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic, its critical function as ‘the heart of the healthcare system’. In 2021, it was held during the week commencing 10 May. While the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 made planning and hosting events quite a challenge this year, many organisations and services around Australia were able to acknowledge the week in some way. This year, HIM-Interchange is showcasing Health Information Management Awareness Week in Queensland, with a spotlight on three different happenings:
- students at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) achieving great success in the HIMAA poster competition
- a recently appointed Health Information Manager (HIM) embracing the opportunity to organise a dual-purpose event
- a hospital where the celebrations were taken hospital-wide to raise awareness throughout the organisation.
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