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3 October 2017
e-Patient Dave
Say 'YES' to Marriage Equality!
Message from the CEO
VOTE YES: HISA has joined the growing number of Australian organisations speaking out to support marriage equality. At the time of printing we are one of 2071 organisations that have voiced their support by signing the Australian Marriage Equality open letter. While we acknowledge members will have their own views, collectively we work across the whole range of healthcare and together we champion an individual’s right to equity and access to services. As a healthcare community, we frequently speak out on social issues and speak up for human rights on every level. Marriage equality is no different. It’s about a fair deal for all Australians, and that is something HISA will always stand up for.

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HISA responded to the groundswell of interest in cybersecurity by launching a dedicated Community of Practice this year. Now that group is seeking stakeholder and community input through a survey designed to understand the state of current cybersecurity practices in Australian healthcare. Deadline to complete the survey is October 4.

CHIA Recertification
Keeping up with professional development?
In a milestone for the CHIA program, the inaugural CHIAs are starting to recertify their credentials.

CHIA recertification is required every three years and during this time CHIAs are required to undertake a minimum amount of continuing professional development (CPD) activities.

HISA members are eligible to apply for a scholarship to undertake a health informatics degree at the University of Tasmania (UTAS). The Bachelor of e-Health (Health Informatics) Professional Honours will be offered on a scholarship basis. Applications open from September with the course commencing in February 2018. The online degree is a 2-year part-time course.

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Innovating Health
HISA is preparing a response to the WA Health Strategic Health Review and we are seeking your input. We believe health informaticians can offer strategic input and advice on how cohesive digital healthcare can be effectively delivered across WA within the context of synergistic national developments and international trends. It is essential that health informaticians take on board this significant opportunity to help paint the larger, practical picture for digital healthcare in WA. Complete the survey here .

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Let's have a chat October 19 in Sydney!
Catch up in Sydney
On Thursday 19 October, join Amanda and Greg for an after work drink from 5.30pm at the Taylor's Rooftop Bar, 69-73 Pitt Street, Sydney.

Have a chat with us to find out what HISA has planned for the upcoming 12- 24 months.

e-Patient Dave Breakfast
Be part of this intimate conversation with e-Patient Dave. This is your chance to hear from internationally renowned patient engagement activist Dave deBronkart. Start your day with inspiration, humour and some great company.

Dave deBronkart – known as “ePatient Dave” – is visiting Australia from the United States to present at Health Data Analytics 2017 and will be our special guest at this exclusive Sydney breakfast.

When: October 10 @ 7:00am - 9:00am
Location: Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney

HISA webinars have an international flavour
In the rapidly changing digital health world, there are some events you can’t afford to miss. HISA Webinars lets you access the best health informatics content anywhere, any time. On 25 October, Theresa Meadows, Senior Vice President CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System (USA) will discuss the US cybersecurity taskforce report.
HIMAA NCCH National Conference: 1-3 November 2017

Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific will be held in Melbourne 13-15 November. Speakers are visionary innovators, futurists and leaders - this event will help you upgrade yourself and your organisation to Intelligence 2.0. with knowledge and tools to develop the agility and leadership mindset you need to transform your organisation.


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Health Data Analytics will bring together Australia’s digital health innovators and community healthcare leaders who are using data to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of their health services.
October 11-12 in Brisbane.
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ATC 2018 Date and location announced!
Stay in the loop with the latest info on Australia's premier telehealth conference - happening in Sydney April 11 & 12.
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Important Dates

HDA 11-12 October
ATC 11-12 April
HIC 29 Jul - 1 Aug

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