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20 March 2018
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Dr Louise Schaper PhD, CHIA, FACHI

Dr Louise Schaper

Message from the CEO
At HISA we are always looking out for new ways to connect and engage the digital health community. Your ability to expand your health network and learn from others is the cornerstone of your HISA membership. So, I am pleased to announce some new opportunities to connect. Next time you log in to see your invoice and update your HISA profile you will see we have introduced a new member platform with group forums, news feed and directory. It’s a social platform just for HISA members and it provides another way to engage and get the most from your membership. Check out the conversations happening between members and get involved!

We have also launched an enhanced career and jobs site to give members a dedicated site for digital health jobs and put a national focus on digital health careers. We are continuing to raise awareness of CHIA and involving some of our larger organisations and jurisdictions this year. It’s all contributing to the movement towards a digitally enabled Australian health workforce. In our 25th anniversary year we are proud to be healthcare’s greatest innovators. There has never been a better time to renew or join HISA!

-   NEWS    -

Angela Reed is coming to HIC 2018 and NIA conference!
The Sustainable Health Review (SHR) Interim Report has been released in Western Australia. Thank you to the many HISA members who contributed to HISA’s submission. The interim report outlines the initial observations and views of the SHR Panel following extensive public and stakeholder engagement across Western Australia. The final report will be released in November. We will keep members updated and advise if further consultation is required.

Chia External Event CPD Endorsement Program
Have you developed educational events suited to the health informatics profession? Organisations are invited to apply to have their events endorsed to allow CHIAs to account for their participation in such events. Providers may choose to seek endorsement for a single activity such as a conference, workshop, seminar, webinar and podcasts. A CPD activity needs to enhance health informatics knowledge, skills and abilities through active learning. Apply today and have your event endorsed and recognised for quality education and training and use our CHIA endorsed logo in promoting the event.

ATC Group Bookings - book now and save!

Innovation Showcase Portal Launched
Innovation Showcase Portal Launched
HISA is a supporting digital health partner of Health Horizon and the Australian Health Innovation Showcase through 2018. Funded by the Australian Government Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Centre, the Showcase will ‘provide a ‘living’ showcase of health innovations in Australia, identifying, cataloguing and tracking in real time innovations under development in Australia.’ The Showcase was officially launched on the 26th February including a media statement. We look forward to playing our part in seeing the Showcase grow over the coming year.

The HISA Career Centre has been launched!
The HISA Career Centre has been launched!
Members – we have enhanced the area you value the most, giving you access to more career opportunities.

Organisations - be exposed to the best talent pool in the digital health and health informatics industry. When you advertise with HISA, you know that you will be reaching a specialist audience responsive to the latest research, innovation and opportunities in the field of digital health and health informatics. HISA has a community reach of over 10,000. Want to have your job listed as a featured job? Ensure the CHIA Certification is an essential or desirable.


Care Insights Community Care Guide to Data Analytics
Deliver better client outcomes with Data Analytics
The Care sector is facing a time of rapid change with the shift towards greater consumer choice. We are all striving to become more competitive than ever before. For many of us, this means identifying potential efficiency gains, delivering ever-better client services and empowering employees to make data-driven business decisions. But with limited reporting and siloed data this is near impossible, time consuming and error prone.

Care Insights, is a data analytics platform designed solely for Care organisations. It plugs into your existing systems, giving you a single point of truth for you company data. No more jumping between systems or attempting to consolidate data from various sources. Find out more by downloading this free eBook to learn what data analytics means for the Community Care sector and get a glimpse of what’s possible with the right solution.

First work placement for Toby Hodgson
First work placement
As part of the Australasian College of Health Informatics Fellowship by Training Program, the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has offered a paid six-month work placement to Program candidate Toby Hodgson. Toby has joined ADHA as a Digital Health Officer in the clinical governance division.

Participants wanted for study
Participants wanted for study
Researcher Robab Abdolkhani, a PhD student, is seeking participants in a University of Melbourne Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre project called Quality management of patient-generated health data (PGHD) from wearables for clinical use. She is seeking health professionals from healthcare organisations in which data from any type of medical-grade or consumer-market wearables is being used or considered for use as part of patient care.

Contact Robab for information. List of wearables here and more information here.

-   EVENTS    -

HISA Exclusive Breakfast with Trish Greenhalgh
HISA Exclusive Event (SYDNEY)
Oxford University Professor Trish Greenhalgh asks: Why do so many well-intentioned technology programmes fail? #WhatCouldGoWrong?
Register for a breakfast with Trish Greenhalgh OBE Based on her acclaimed Paper – Beyond Adoption: A New Framework for Theorizing and Evaluating Nonadoption, Abandonment, and Challenges to the Scale-Up, Spread, and Sustainability of Health and Care Technologies.

March 22 @ 7:00am - 9:30am, Sydney

'Open Mic' night on Career Pathways in Digital Health, hosted by Joshua Sacks
Join the WA branch for an open mic discussion on careers in digital health on 5 April at South Metro TAFE campus led by committee member Joshua Sacks who will talk about his role in telehealth strategy at South Metro Health Service. Learn more about opportunities emerging in digital health careers.
When: Thursday 5 April 2018
5:00pm for a 5:30pm start
Where: Boardroom (Block T), South Metropolitan TAFE, Murdoch Campus, 130 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
Contact: states@hisa.org.au
03 9326 3311


Webinar – UX Community of Practice
March 22 @ 1:00 pm

This webinar is presented by Bernard Schokman, a UX Strategist and founder of BernardSchokman.com and UXTraining.com.au.

Connectathon on 17 April
Connectathon on 17 April - BRISBANE
The Australian Digital Health Agency in collaboration with the CSIRO, is hosting its fifth technical Connectathon on the National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) including its use of HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). This Connectathon is being held at Hotel Jen in the Brisbane CBD. Please note that this is a 1-day event (9am-6pm) that will be held prior to the HL7 Australia Connectathon.

Registrations close April 2. Download flyer.

Connectathon on 17 April
Call for Papers reminder
The deadline for submissions is 1 April for the “Special Issue on Biomedical Data Quality Assessment Methods” in the journal Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine.


Register now for ATC - Australia's Telehealth Conference
There are only 3 weeks left until the Australian Telehealth Conference in Sydney 11-12 April. Ensure you have your tickets - register now.
HIC - Health Informatics Conference, in Sydney from 29 July to 1 August 2018. Register now!

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