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5 September 2017

Dr Louise Schaper

Message from the CEO
HISA has won the bid to host the international congress MedInfo 2021 in Sydney! As host of the 18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, we will bring to Australia world leaders in our field - innovators, researchers, implementers and the change agents who are transforming healthcare globally. HISA members from all sectors will meet, learn from and form connections of a truly international flavour. MedInfo was last held in our region in 2007, in Brisbane. How far we have come! Today, digital health technologies and health informatics are poised to transform healthcare. Hosting MedInfo is one more opportunity to showcase Australia’s digital health community. Start planning ahead now! Follow us @Medinfo2021 and sign up for updates at www.medinfo2021.org.
PS: A shout out to those members and stakeholders who have greatly supported our bid and especially the superstars who took part in our pitch video.

-   NEWS    -

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Relief Effort for Texan Hospital
Our thoughts are with a friend of HISA, Theresa Meadows, CIO at Cook Children's Hospital, and the relief efforts they are involved with in regards to Hurricane Harvey. Cook Children's Hospital has been working hard with surrounding hospitals in the Fort Worth area. The hospital is also accepting donations for anyone interested in contributing through monetary help.


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.

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CheckUP on HISA this Friday in Brisbane
Don’t miss us at the CheckUP Forum at Rydges Hotel Brisbane on Friday. Visit the HISA booth and ask us about certification, membership and the buzz around Queensland branch of HISA.

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Is your digital health project safe?
Australia's first eSafety Professional Practice Guidelines for digital health implementations were launched at HIC and are now available online for purchase. They are edited by HISA members David Rowlands, Dr John Zelcer, and Prof Trish Williams. View now on the online bookshop.

-   EVENTS    -

Thank you to all HIC delegates who attended the recent Digital Hospital Design session sponsored by CISCO during HIC on Monday 7 August. CISCO will soon be launching a series of webinars through HISA and it would be great to have you attend. Please register to be invited to attend these specialised webinars. If Digital Hospital design is your area of interest then don’t miss out on this opportunity.

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 20 September, Andy Kinnear Director of Digital Transformation, NHS CSU, will speak on the role of healthcare CIOs in the UK.

On 25 October, Theresa Meadows, Senior Vice President CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System (USA) will discuss the US cybersecurity taskforce report.

HISA 'Steptaculars'!
Some of the HISA team have taken on the challenge of 10,000 steps a day, for the entire month of Steptember, to raise vital funds for Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

If you’re not sure where to start, a donation of $58 could support research actively preventing CP in newborn babies. You are invited to donate through our official team fundraising page. Any amount you contribute would make a huge difference to children and adults living with cerebral palsy. Thanks from the HISA team!


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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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