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11 July 2017

Dr Louise Schaper

Message from the CEO
Cybersecurity on everyone’s mind: It’s timely that as cyber attacks make global news headlines, our new Community of Practice is preparing for an interactive workshop at HIC 2017 in Brisbane next month. Aimed at CXIOs, CMIOs and CNIOs as well as mainstream clinical staff, consumers, health professionals and ICT management, the session is a chance to hear from the experts on risk mitigation, best practice and cybersecurity governance. Keeping patient records safe and secure from very real threats is a long-term commitment requiring resourcing and an educated digital health workforce. Cybersecurity was once seen as mostly a technical challenge but today we know it embraces ‘human’ processes too. Media hype or not - we all need to be mindful and committed to building consumer and clinician confidence in digital health.

Continuing with the cybersecurity theme, the latest episodes of the podcast Dissecting Digital Health are with cybersecurity gurus Dr Trish Williams Professor of Digital Health Systems at Flinders University and Theresa Meadows, Co-Chair of The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Check them out or subscribe to the podcast for new episodes each week.

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Breakfast in Brisbane 13 July!
There are still seats at our HISA Breakfast series in Brisbane on Thursday at Rydges Southbank. Sponsored by Truven Health Analytics (IBM Watson Health) the theme is clinical data surveillance to help at-risk patients. Speakers are: Dr Krispin Hajkowicz, Queensland Statewide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program; Andy Lo, Princess Alexandra Hospital, & Priscilla Rogers, IBM Research Australia.

Register here.

Innovating Health
The IHE workshop will be held Sunday 6 August as part of the Health Informatics Conference (HIC) 2017. The workshop will commence with an introduction and update on major health IT standards such as HL7, SNOMED-CT and Australian Medicines Terminology, and IHE.

Innovating Health
We thank Mexia and Bendigo Health for the recent sponsored Webinar and Workshop Series. The series examined the experiences and learnings from both the health service and the solution provider in delivering on digital record integration in the newly commissioned Bendigo Hospital. Both events were well attended and received with the webinar being over-subscribed. To find out additional details and insights you can download an Integrating Digital Hospital whitepaper.

Innovating Health
Smart tools were seen as the next phase in telehealth when health leaders met at the Broadband for the Bush Alliance annual forum in Fremantle, WA, last month. CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency Tim Kelsey chaired a telehealth workshop panel joined by Melissa Vernon, WA Country Health Service, Lucy Falcocchio, Health System Development Manager at Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services, Yogi Kanagasingam, CSIRO and Beth Sperring, Department of Health WA.
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-   BRANCH NEWS    -

It’s been a month for social gatherings at HISA State branches with AGMs well underway and members taking the opportunity to connect with new committee members. HISA CEO Dr Louise Schaper attended events in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania to talk all things digital health with new and longstanding members.


ACRRM has secured another round of funding from the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) to continue its work in encouraging the uptake of telehealth in rural and remote Australia. The funding will also enable the College to continue hosting the ACRRM Tele-Derm and Ophthal-Assist services to rural doctors.

Help team Qlik fundraise for a Sleepbus!
Charlie Farah, Qlik’s Director Market Development, will be sleeping rough on 20 July to raise money. He says the team at Qlik are seeking to raise $100K to fund the purchase and fit-out of a new bus to help end the need for people to sleep rough in Australia and rebuild their life. Support Charlie here.

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