Health Information Service

Health Information Services (HIS) provides a range of services for Portland District Health including record retrieval, clinical coding, system administration, forms design and clerical services. The Health Information staff within HIS have many years of experience in information management and can provide advice and guidance to staff and the wider community on all aspects of health information management.

Location: HIS is located on the Ground floor of the Main Building at PDH. Just past the kiosk, opposite Pathology and Radiology.

The functions of HIS

Privacy of your Health Information

Portland District Health takes its responsibility seriously about keeping your personal information secure.

The information that is collected about you is stored securely and is only accessed by authorised staff.

The information collected by the hospital about you in the patient record belongs to the hospital. If you want to look at your patient record you will need to request this through the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the FOI Clerk on 03 5521 0341 for an application form. Or download one here (INSERT link)

About the Health Information Management Profession

Find out more here:

Health Information Management Association of Australia  http://www.himaa.org.au

Health Informatics Society of Australia   http://www.hisa.org.au

Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner    http://www.privacy.vic.gov.au

Public Record Office of Victoria  http://www.prov.vic.gov.au

Office of the Health Services Commissioner  http://www.health.vic.gov.au/hsc/

Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED)    http://www.health.vic.gov.au/hdss/vaed/

International Federation of Health Information Management Associations  http://www.ifhima.org

Study Health Information Management here:

Visit the HIMAA website (http://himaa2.org.au/?q=node/96) to find out more about becoming  Health Information Management professional.


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