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PowerHealth at HIMAA 2012

31 October 2012

PowerHealth Solutions participated in the 2012 Health Information Management Association Australia (HIMAA) 3-day national conference held in the Gold Coast, Queensland, from 29-31 October 2012.

Senior Costing Consultant Garth Barnett presented a paper entitled “Patient Costing & Clinical Engagement ― It Starts With Coding” explaining to over 300 delegates (comprising Health Information Managers and Coders) where coding fits into the patient costing and funding process.

Health spending is projected to increase alarmingly and this is putting a lot of pressure on Government and personal budgets. Patient Costing is important to this issue as it is an essential Accountability Tool to monitor and manage health service costs.

Garth described the patient costing process and highlighted where and how clinical coding was important to this process. Using a case study based on data from a South Australian teaching hospital, Garth then demonstrated the costing process and analysis of the findings.

Afterwards, Garth sat on the Activity Based Funding panel with distinguished speakers Dr Tony Sherbon and Prof Ric Marshall to field questions from the floor.





To get a copy of Garth's paper

  • Click here to goto our e-Papers page
  • Enter your name and email address
  • Select 2012-10 HIMAA PatientCosting & ClinicalEngagement - Coding - GBarnett
  • Click Submit.
  • The paper will be emailed to you.


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