HIMAA National Office Staff
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|Ralph La Tella|
|The HIMAA National Office|
|The HIMAA National Office is located in North Ryde in
It provides administrative support to all HIMAA Branch and National activities.
A number of full and part-time staff provide a range of services, including organising conferences, processing memberships, maintaining the website and clinical coder education.
Each person can be contacted by e-mail by clicking on their name. _
|Rose Wong (full-time)
Membership & Events Coordinator
|HIMAA Education Services Staff|
|Denise Johnston (full time)
Manages operations within HIMAA to ensure compliance with the Australian Quality Framework. Denise has worked for HIMAA Education Services for 13 years in an administration role and has extensive education administration and project experience.
|Cheryl Smith (full time)
Administration Officer Education Services
Cheryl manages the day to day administration of Education Services.
|Lyn Williams (full-time)
Training Manager Education Services
Lyn manages the delivery of HIMAA's training programs in medical terminology and clinical coding and is the Education Officer for Intermediate and Advanced ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS. Lyn holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training (TAA40104).
Lyn has extensive experience as a Health Information Manager. From 2002-2007 she was Area HIM for Sydney South West Area Health Service (SSWAHS) as well as NSW Clinical Coding Quality Coordinator from 2005 to 2007. Lyn was also a consultant auditor during the NSW Clinical Coding Audit in 2004. Prior to 2002 Lyn was Area Clinical Coding Coordinator for SSWAHS.
Education Officer Medical Terminology
Jo has extensive experience in the development of HIMAA Medical Terminology courses. Jo is a Health Information Manager with several years of experience in the development and delivery of HIMAA education services. Joanne holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training (BSZ40198).
Ragni Lal (full-time)
|Ann Puchner (part-time)
Education Officer Medical Terminology and Clinical Coding
Ann graduated from the University of Sydney with a BAppSc(HIM) in 1994. Ann also has a Certificate IV - Assessment & Workplace Training Workforce Management Consulting (BSZ98) and a Prince 2 Course Certificate. Since graduation Ann has held a range of hospital based HIM appointments and a number of project appointments with various area health services in the Sydney region.
|Corporate Support Staff|
Philida manages the HIMAA Accounts Department, financial reporting and consolidation of Branch accounts, budgeting and preparing statutory returns and other legislative requirements.
|Ralph La Tella
Internet and Information Services Coordinator
Ralph is responsible for HIMAA IT services, inhouse support and network administration, database administration, eCommerce systems, all online services, WorkWeb and development of web-based applications for HIMAA as well as producing the e-Newsletter and the online editions of the HIM Journal.
Ralph has an Honours degree in HIM and has lectured at the School of HIM at the University of Sydney. Ralph is an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Services Executives and has been involved in the ITC industry since 1979. Ralph holds editorial board positions on a number of Internet-based health informatics Journals and lectures extensively on the uses of PDA/Mobile technologies in medicine and is a recognised expert in PDA technologies in health care.
He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association and the Health Information Management Systems Society. He is currently conducting research into web-based search engine applications in the Australian health care context.
|Irene Yang (part-time)
Irene provides support to the Accountant in the day to day functions of the Accounts Department.
|Lisa Turner (Mon - Fri 9:00am to 2:30pm)
Lisa provides administrative support to various departments of HIMAA. In particular, Lisa supports the Membership Services Officer in maintaining contact with members.
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