Message from the CEO Digital health is the future of healthcare and leadership in clinical informatics is imperative if we are to get digital health right. The right clinical leadership helps us make decisions about technology design and implementation and drives real change in clinical practice. This leadership capability needs to be recognised by organisations embarking on their digital transformations and professional colleges who hold their registered healthcare professionals accountable for their conduct and practice. Leadership skills in clinical informatics must be developed so that the clinical and IT worlds mesh effectively to bring value to healthcare delivery and patient experience. The Clinical Informatics Network, a community of practice within the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), has developed a draft White Paper Leadership in Clinical Informatics to raise awareness and acknowledge the important role of clinicians in leading digital transformation in health. The draft is available now for a period of public consultation. We greatly value your input! Please take time to share your view with us.
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Masterclass for RACMA HISA conducted a Clinical Informatics masterclass for medical executives last month at the annual conference of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). Facilitated by leading health informatician and health informatics author David Rowlands and HISA CEO Dr Louise Schaper, the masterclass focused on maximising the value of clinical informatics by strengthening awareness and understanding.
WA Health submission: HISA recently submitted a paper to the WA Health Sustainable Health Review as part of its public consultation process. It was shaped by input from HISA members across Australia in the context of national developments and international trends converging for the purposes of providing continuity of care. Thank you to everyone who took time to contribute to the response, enabling HISA to bring an informed digital health and health informatics view and to support digital transformation as an enabler for better health outcomes in WA. The final submission is available here.
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.
Victoria branch is holding a learning and networking event on site at Epworth Richmond to hear about organisational views and operational approaches to cybersecurity. There will be a strong focus on understanding the problem including socio-technical aspects. Hosted and sponsored by Epworth Healthcare, the event is open to members and non-members.
Wed 22 November 2017 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start, until 8:15pm
Prominent International and Australian researchers
This one-day Symposium will focus on the use of novel mechanisms for the remote provision of health care and related services for our ageing population. For more information, please see the attached poster or visit here.
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.