All posts by Heather Grain

eHealth and SNOMED CT workshops

eHe have been working with their international experts to develop and provide short focused workshops on significant areas of change in healthcare.  Check out the details at

Health Informatics skills announced

Today at the Health Informatics Conference HIC13, the updated  foundation competencies  for all health informaticians were announced jointly by the Australasian College of Health Informatics, the Health Informatics Society of Australia and the Health Information Management Association of Australia.  The first certification program for HI professionals will be conducted in the near future.  eHE Directors, Evelyn Hovenga and Heather Grain have been leaders of this initiative over many years, it is seen as a major mile stone.

EHE will shortly have specifically developed and focused short courses to help you prepare for certification.  These courses will include online material, web based discussion sessions and mentored support.

IMIA statement on eHealth standardisation and interoperability

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) have published a statement on standards and itneroperability which is available at:

eHE offers quality training to support these eHealth initiatives and requirements.  Let us know if your organisation has specific needs and if we don’t have a course to meet that need we’ll work with our national and international networks or universities, educational organisations and individual eHealth leaders to develop priority quality educational offerings.

New Release of ICNP®

The International Council of Nurses released its latest version of the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®) in May 2013.  The ICNP® provides a formal terminology for nursing practice and a framework into which existing vocabularies and classifications can be cross-mapped to enable comparison of nursing data. The ICNP® is also mapped to SNOMED-CT to ensure all nursing data can be included in electronic health records.

EHE presents at HIC12

EHE Director of Development Heather Grain presents to the National Health Informatics Conference (HIC12). Heather presented information about the development of Health Informatics Competencies and educational developments for the Australasian College of Health Informatics.

Download the Presentation

HL7 International Education update

Heather Grain attended the HL7 International meeting at which consideration of the method and priorities for development of Health Level 7 (healthcare messaging) skills internationally were a key focus. Heather will be working with Ted Klein from the Vocabulary Work Group to define the competencies for Vocabulary management as a starting point for this review.

International Standards and eHe

HIC2012evp-8744eHE staff attended the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation Education Meeting this month.

At this meeting the IHTSDO Education SIG confirmed the competencies for SNOMED CT Generalist training and certification. EHE has the first course in the world built to help you build these competencies.

Australia’s first integrated Clinical Coding Course

Working with senior Health Information Management educators from NSW and Victoria and experienced clinical coders and auditors, we now offer an integrated clinical coding skill development pathway that includes not only clinical coding, the vocabulary, anatomy and physiology for coding, but also sample health records, administrative, reporting, and casemix information which can be taken at various job levels and built up over time.

The course includes active tutor and mentoring support, so if you work in a day stay centre you can obtain the skills you need in that role, and develop your career over time.