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September 18 2018
Recognition for research - be part of the HISA JOURNAL CLUB!
Dr Louise Schaper PhD, CHIA, FACHI

Dr Louise Schaper

Message from the CEO - Hats off to State Branches!
When you join HISA your local branch is really the first point of call for networking and learning. HISA offers great national conferences like HIC, ATC and Health Data Analytics (coming up in Melbourne) but it is at the grass roots level you can really make a difference. I was impressed last week by the passion and engagement we saw at the Victorian branch event when we hosted a panel discussion on MyHR and its implications for clinicians and consumers. Thank you to the branch for initiating this thought-provoking event which demonstrated how valuable these forums are for sharing member views.

Jon Patrick and Ali Besiso, at HIC 2018, and Berne Gibbons - HISA members winning accolades
HISA members winning accolades
Health Language Analytics @HLAglobal CEO Professor Jon Patrick (right) and Ali Besiso, Director of Professional Services, are pictured during HIC 2018 where they demonstrated their technology at the expo. HLA recently won the 2018 NSW Premier's iAward for Public Sector Innovation. HLA’s HORIZON uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive a clinical natural language processing engine. Read more about HLA-Global.

Berne Gibbons, Executive Director at Vitro Software, has been named in the AFR's 100 Women Of Influence under the category Social Enterprise and Not-for-profit. Berne has been committed to advancing digital health for more than 15 years and was consulted to deliver a strategic interoperability framework for healthcare systems in Australia. Berne is a founding member of the Medical Cannabis Council, member of the Dean of Health Advisory Board at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), a member of the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Integrative Medicine Committee, board member of Pathfinders and an Associate Professor of Healthcare Industry at UTS. Watch our HISA Studio interview with Berne here.

Invite to next cybersecurity survey
Take part in the 2018 cybersecurity survey: The general community places its trust in the healthcare system to safeguard health information. Is the health care system doing enough to safeguard health information? We released the findings from the 2017 cybersecurity survey and are now running the survey again this year to understand what has changed, what has improved and what is yet to be done to safeguard health information. The 2018 cybersecurity survey is now open and will close 15th October, 2018.

Download our free e-Book from the HIC 2018 conference!

Innovation opportunity at the 2018 World Hospital Conference
Innovation opportunity: Through 2018 HISA has supported Health Horizon to shine a light on health innovation. Health Horizon is a government funded initiative to bring together health innovations across Australia. There is an opportunity for HISA associated companies to participate in the innovation showcase and to participate at this year’s World Hospital Congress in Brisbane.

A White Paper on Leadership in Clinical Informatics is now available online. The paper was developed to acknowledge the important role of clinicians in leading digital transformation in health.
A White Paper on Leadership in Clinical Informatics is now available online. The paper was developed to acknowledge the important role of clinicians in leading digital transformation in health.
HISA’s Clinical Informatics Community of Practice (CoP) believes leadership in clinical informatics is imperative if we are to get the future of healthcare right in a world where digital is ubiquitous. Leadership skills in clinical informatics must be developed if we are to ensure technology brings value to healthcare delivery and patient experience. This leadership capability needs to be acknowledged by organisations embarking on their digital transformation and, by professional colleges who hold their registered health care professionals accountable for their conduct and practice. Visit the publications page to download.

Armchair Medical - it's like Netflix for GPs

Featured job from the HISA Careers Centre

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Victorian Cancer Biobank

The applicant will provide leadership, vision and strategic stakeholder engagement, and will have the opportunity to shape the next phase of the program.

Position type: full time fixed term
Location: St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Application close date: 25 September

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Cancer Council Victoria     Victorian Cancer Biobank

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Precision and personalised medicine with AI - a Queensland case study
Precision medicine brings together existing and new data, human skill, data analytics and compute capability to explore complex patterns of disease. This will result in better, more tailored treatments, healthier populations and a more efficient and effective health system.

Come and hear Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry, CEO & co-founder of a Brisbane-based data analytics and artificial intelligence company, Max Kelsen, who have been awarded a $2.6 million CRC-P grant. Working alongside genomiQa, QIMR, BGI and QLD Health Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Max Kelsen plans to integrate artificial intelligence and whole-genome sequencing into cancer research and clinical practice.

This project will see genomic data combined with AI technologies to predict patient responses to cancer treatments. The collaboration of technology researchers at Max Kelsen with world-class health researchers is poised to push the fields of artificial intelligence and cancer research forward.
When: Monday 8 October 2018
Where: The Precinct, Level 2
315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Contact: Sharlene Gunatilake
03 9326 3311

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The Precinct, Level 2, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD

The role of digitisation in creating a 21st century mental health system
Mental health care is becoming increasingly topical in healthcare debates across Australia. This event presents real-world examples and insights from speakers who have been involved in complex digital transformation projects and increasing digitisation of health systems to better harvest and utilise health data.

Guest speakers will include Dr Christopher Lemon, a Medical Officer at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, and Damien McCaul, Project Manager for Clinical Measurement and Benchmarking at InforMH.
When: Thursday 18 October 2018
Where: Macquarie Health
35 Moore Street, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
Contact: Sharlene Gunatilake
03 9326 3311

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Macquarie Health, 35 Moore Street, Leichhardt, NSW  2040


Stay in the loop for Health Data Analytics - happening October 22 and 23, Melbourne!
Health Data Analytics 2018 brings together Australia's digital health innovators and community healthcare leaders.

It returns to Melbourne 22-23 October at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins.

HITWA has a date - November 9 in Perth!
Registrations are now open for HITWA - Health Information Technology Western Australia. Western Australia’s premier digital health event takes place on Friday 9 November at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre!

HISA Calendar - check out everything coming up!

Calendar of Events
HISA hosts many events throughout the year, across the country! Click here to check out some events that we offer.

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NEW MEMBERS - Take advantage of pro-rata membership rates and join HISA now.

Important Dates

HDA 22 - 23 October
HITWA 9 November

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