The Hospital Costing & Health Coding Forum will focus on advancing activity based management for improved quality & performance.

Improving data is a common concern for all hospitals and a central point of discussion between health information, business/ data analysts, costing & coding professionals. Improving the integrity of patient data is more important than ever within an activity based environment.

There are currently some exciting advancements to help with this and the forum is about cross pollination of ideas and successes, and about working together across professions to find ways to better document, classify, audit & analyse patient data.


The 2015 Forum will continue to tradition of featuring specialised presentations and case studies, while bringing together interrelated professions to maximise discussion, knowledge exchange and networking opportunities around the use of patient data for improvement.

Central Themes Include:
Activity Based Management
Using Data for Quality Improvement
Data Governance & Development of a Data Quality Framework
Patient Classification Updates
Using Patient Data to Explore Healthcare Coordination
Requesting Data & Navigating Privacy Act Issues
Electronic Information Systems & eDocumentation
Internal Audit of Data & Developing Databases

Streamed Topics:
ABF Classification Developments
Using Metrics to Score the Quality of Costing Data
Increasing Transparency in Delivery & Funding
Using the Outputs from Clinical Costing to Improve Hospital Operations

Clinical Coding of Electronic Health Records
The Impact of eHealth on Coding Processes
The Impact of Coding Chronic Disease Patients
Coding of Non-Admitted Procedures