What is a Health Information Manager (HIM)?

The scope of practice of HIMs is described by the HIMAA as:

  • Positioned at the heart of the health care system, health information managers' (HIMs) professional responsibilities cover the collection, storage, analysis and distribution of healthcare information.
  • HIMs contribute both to the healthcare system and to people’s health by providing the information systems and data central for medical decision making and patient care planning.
  • HIMs coordinate many kinds of healthcare information, from a variety of sources.

(Health Information Management Association Australia, 2016)


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