The Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ) is the official peer-reviewed research journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited. The journal publishes original research, critical reviews, professional practice and innovation papers and forum articles that build on existing knowledge. The journal also publishes reviews of relevant professional literature, commentary and analysis of relevant health policies and encourages debate in the form of reader commentary on articles. Submissions of papers are invited from authors worldwide and all contributors are encouraged to present their work for an international readership. If conference papers are submitted then only an Abstract to the paper must appear in the published proceedings.