Message from the CEO The clinical informatics community responded strongly to our recent temperature check survey giving us valuable information to guide planning over the next year. Not surprisingly, clinical governance around implementing system change emerged as a key priority. It was also interesting to see when it comes to the CXIO in health organisations, the title of Chief Medical Information Officer is used most. Digital workforce capacity building will only succeed with the right leadership and the new world of the CXIO is the next step. Look out for our draft white paper on clinical informatics being released soon for broad consultation among members and the wider digital health community. If you are working in the field, have a leadership focus today or in the future we would like to hear from you. Read more on the recent survey and find our infographic. for sharing with your networks
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HISA joins new digital health showcase: A National MedTech, Pharmaceutical and Digital Health Showcase was announced last week to track the progress of health innovations under development in Australia and make the information accessible to all on a public online platform. HISA is one of the consortium.
Secondary use - have your say: Dont miss the governments public consultation period for secondary use of data around My Health Record which closes on 17 November. We encourage members to take part by completing the online survey. HISA is also making a written submission on secondary use - if there are topics you would like us to include not covered by your survey responses please email to let us know.
Precision Medicine becomes our newest Community of Practice Precision Medicine is an emerging, evolving field where increasing amounts of different types of information are used to shape prevention, prediction, diagnosis and treatment at population, patient group and individual level.
Are they only hearing the noise? e-Patient Dave asked us to distribute his latest blog post to the recent Sydney breakfast attendees, and those delegates who heard him speak at the Health Data Analytics 2017 conference in Brisbane. We think it will be appreciated by all members. :-]
He said: During Q&A someone asked about health literacy, and my latest blog post on the subject directly addresses both the "signal-to-noise" ratio of unclear communications and the cultural problem of thinking "What is wrong with the person who can't receive my message??" Ultimately, I hope this post itself makes its OWN message on the subject clearer.
For many years we have been talking about the digital divide in healthcare, but the implementation of any digital solution does not itself improve outcomes, unless there is clear evidence to prove it. To gain this evidence involves the collection of the good data, and then a robust analysis of the data collected.
Unfortunately, most implementations of digital solutions in healthcare, especially electronic medical records (eMRs), have not applied sufficient resources to the governance of data collection, and resources for data analysis. This has led to a big data divide between healthcare organisations, states and territories, and countries. Our recent meeting on Health Data Analytics in Brisbane highlighted this perfectly.
As we all grapple with the challenges to healthcare delivery, now and into the future, we need to understand that the data will be the key driver of change. As a clinician, I see access to data as the best way of ensuring my patients receive the right care, especially as we implement the personalisation of care.
So, when we consider any digital health solution, it is essential that we ensure adequate resources are allocated to data collection, storage, and analysis. It is also essential that the access to this data is made as simple as possible, presented in ways that are relevant to the users, and be both descriptive and predictive in nature. And the analysis of data starts at Day 1, not years after the fact.
Data is our past, present, and future.
By Dr Mark Santamaria
Chair of HISAs Clinical Informatics Community of Practice.
Victoria profile for nursing informatics The role of nurses in enabling change was at the forefront when the Nursing Informatics Position Paper had its Victorian launch at MonashHealth last week. HISAs Dr Josie Di Donato was joined by RN and Victoria committee member Tasneem Islam at the event.
Couldn't make HIC or HDA 2017? On Thursday 23 November, join Dr Mal Thatcher, David Hansen, and many other speakers at a reprise. This event is a significant local opportunity offering learning and networking with presenters from HISA's 2017 national Health Informatics Conference and the Health Data Analytics conference.
Innovation Week Launch - BioBreakfast The Future of Healthcare is Digital Hear from ANDHealth CEO Bronwyn Le Grice and two emerging growth stage companies who are bringing new digital technologies to market that will drive the future of healthcare.
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.
The call is out for expressions of interest to be part of Australias leading telehealth conference ATC 2018. This is your chance to raise topics of interest to the telehealth community. See the EOI form and details here.