|Student Free Membership|
|Organisational Membership (2011 Rates)|
|Membership Fees (2011 Rates)|
|Membership Application Procedure|
|Membership Renewal Form (Word Doc)|
|Membership Change of Address Form|
|Transfer of Membership Category|
of HIMAA is available in several categories - Full, Affiliate,
Student, and Organisational.
As a Member, you will have:
who are graduates of accredited Australian health information
management university programs are invited to apply for this
category. Full members have voting rights in the association.
A discounted membership fee is offered to graduates who take up Full Membership within 12 months of graduating.
members who have practiced in health information management for a
significant period and who have made an outstanding contribution to
the profession. Selection to be by the Board and contingent on
the member's maintenance of their professional standing.
not otherwise eligible for membership of the association who, in the
opinion of the Board, have made a significant contribution to health
information management or rendered distinguished service to the health
those who are working in, involved in or affiliated with the health
information management profession, or a related professional field,
but who do not have qualifications enabling membership as a Full
Member. Affiliate Members are eligible to vote at general
meetings of HIMAA Ltd and State Branches, and may be elected/appointed
to State Branch committee/sub-committee and national committees but
are not eligible to be elected to the National Board.
Full Members or Fellows who, in the opinion of the Board, have made a
significant contribution to health information management or rendered
distinguished service to the health information management profession.
|Concessional Membership Rate|
concessional membership rate is available for persons who, at the time
of application and for the period of membership purchased, are
otherwise eligible to be an Affiliate Member, Full Member or Fellow of
the association but who are not in full-time or regular part-time
employment, or have retired from the workforce on a permanent basis.
Applicants are required to lodge with their application/renewal, substantiation of their eligibility for this category for the applicable subscription period.
HIMAA has offered an
extension of the advanced purchase discount scheme to concessional
membership rate, previously these members could only purchase their
HIMAA membership on an annual basis.
As at 1 July 2007 Students of Health Information Management programs at the following institutions:
are eligible for free student membership of HIMAA. Any student, regardless of status (part-time or full-time) who is studying at HIMAA accredited course is eligible for free membership.
Students who are a HIMAA student member at the time of completing their course have a 6 month "grace" period following completion of their course in which to convert to Full member status (at the Full member discounted rate). The Full member discounted rate applies for the first 12 months of membership. During the "grace' period the member will retain the status and benefits of a student member.
members may opt to pay a student subscriber rate to receive the HIMJ
in hardcopy format in addition to having free access to the HIMJ online.
Current subscription paying student members will continue to receive
the hardcopy HIMJ until their membership is due for renewal, at which
time they can choose to continue/ discontinue their subsription.
Voting rights and eligibility for committees are as for Affiliate Members (See above).
organisation is eligible to join HIMAA as an organisational member if:
- Its objectives are compatible with those of the association, and
- It is involved in or affiliated with the health information management field or a related professional field.
HIMAA offers a discounted rate (80% of normal member subscription) where a company nominates and pays for three or more employees to be members of HIMAA. The employer also receives unlimited, free advertisements on HIMAA's Workweb recruitment site.
There are TWO categories of membership that would apply to employees, namely Full Member (qualified HIM) or Affiliate Member (not a qualified HIM). By joining HIMAA as an organisational member your employees receive all the rights, privileges and member benefits of "normal" members. The annual membership subscription rates that would apply are as follows:-
Australia Rate (incl.GST) Overseas Rate (excl.GST, incl. Overseas Postage)
Member AUD$216 (normal rate $270)
|General Membership Information|
The membership year is for the 12 months from the date of full payment of membership fee. The membership date is defined as the anniversary date on which full payment is received by HIMAA Membership Services. The completion and submission of a membership application form does not, without payment, constitute membership.
|Membership Fee Schedule 2011/2012 (Revised as at 1 January 2011)|
Discounts for the Advance Purchase of Membership
Discounts on membership fees for Full, Affiliate, and Concessional Members per the following table:
Card Payment Policy
Download the appropriate application form (Select the
appropriate application form from those below)
2. After completion of the application form, please check that you have:
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN PAYMENT WITH YOUR APPLICATION FORM. YOU WILL BE INVOICED THE CORRECT AMOUNT AFTER APPROVAL.
3. Fax or post the completed form to:
4. HIMAA will confirm the receipt of your application, and an invitation to proceed with membership will be mailed within 21 days (along with an invoice and receipt).
|Transfer of Membership Category|
wishing to transfer their membership category need to complete and
lodge the relevant application form.
Student to Full and Affiliate to Full – Please lodge a verified copy of your complete transcripts indicating graduate status and/or testamur from a HIMAA endorsed HIM Degree.
Affiliate to Student – Please lodge a copy of your full time student enrolment confirmation issued by the University – Note that only students of an endorsed HIM qualifying degree program are eligible for the Student Membership category.
The Executive Officer
is authorised to review the application for change of membership
status, documentation and approve or decline applications on behalf of
the HIMAA National Board.
Tel: +61 2 9887
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