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14 June 2017

Dr Louise Schaper

Message from the CEO
Congratulations to outstanding Australian health informaticians and HISA members Prof Enrico Coiera, A/Prof Terry Hannan and Prof Johanna Westbrook who along with Prof Evelyn Hovenga and Prof Siaw-Teng Liaw have been recognised by the international body IMIA and voted in to the inaugural first class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI). We applaud such recognition of excellence! It’s a timely reminder that nominations for HISA’s own Jon Hilton Award for Excellence in Primary Care Informatics close on 20 June. A dedicated informatician, the late Jon Hilton was a major contributor to HISA for more than 20 years. Continued recognition of our health informatics “champions” serves to show us how far we have progressed.

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Shout out to members!
The AGM season is here: This Thursday 15 June look out for the HISA WA branch AGM and a presentation on nursing hours reporting tools by senior nurse and informatician Sukie Loe. The AGM for NSW branch is on Thursday 22 June following a presentation on simulation by Anne Star, Nurse Educator at Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. HISA QLD will hold its AGM on Wednesday 28 June and Victoria’s AGM is on Thursday 29 June. Tasmania’s date is set for 5 July.


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Innovating Health
When is research just research for research’s sake? One could argue that the practical uptake of knowledge in healthcare would be greatly enhanced if research continued to be more targeted to areas where health practitioners see real need in the delivery of care. Catch up with Australian health executive views on Knowledge Translation in our recent Innovating Health report.

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THREE WAYS to find out more about UX in healthcare IT
  1. Ask someone - HISA has a team of experts!
  2. Attend an event - HIC 2017 will be featuring masterclasses on Sunday, 6 August - register here for the first UX Conference!
  3. Read about it - the UX Steering Committee has started to curate the best available UX resource list to get you started! This list will grow over time and we welcome any resources to add to this list.
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Australian health informatics leaders Enrico Coiera, Terry Hannan, Evelyn Hovenga, Siaw-Teng Liaw and Johanna Westbrook (pictured) have been named in the first class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), elected by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

An online survey of researchers by the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) will confirm the 'High Value or Core data Collections' that should be made available across Australia for linked data research in health and the range of human services.

Information on the survey, including the link, can be found here.

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Students may receive complimentary registration for HIC 2017 as we honour the continued service and passion to the health informatics sector by Mrs Joan Edgecumbe, one of HISA’s. The scholarship is for students who demonstrate commitment and promise in the field of health informatics. Applications close 20 June.
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