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July 24 2018
Connect with the who's who of digital health! Only 1 week to register for HIC!
Dr Louise Schaper PhD, CHIA, FACHI

Dr Louise Schaper

Message from the CEO
At a time when the implementation of the Government’s MyHR is generating debate across the country, it’s worth reflecting on the digital health advancements Australia has made and how HISA members have been part of the journey. In 2018, our 25th anniversary year, we are continuing to stay focused on the big picture. HISA members are passionate advocates for better health through the use of digital information and technologies. For HISA, the conversation is always about how we are going to ensure better patient care.

HISA members are aware of the risks and consequences of the lack of information sharing in healthcare and have dedicated their careers to reducing those risks. Since the Government’s announcement in 2010 on the proposed establishment of individual electronic health records, many HISA members have worked and are still working tirelessly, on improving access to health information for clinicians and patients. Thanks to the work of HISA’s founding members and others like them, in Australia and around the globe, there is a wealth of knowledge and health informatics experience underpinning the digital health movement and the transformation of the health system.

The MyHR is an important step on this journey. A healthcare system that continues to work in silos is not good for patients. The MyHR will be invaluable in bringing together the fragmented stories of our personal health journeys. For the first time, it will bring providers, individual patients and their carers together and give us access to our own health information. And that is a legacy of which we should all be proud.

Voting is now underway for the HISA Board.
Choose your HISA leaders: Voting is now underway for the HISA Board. We have had a great response with 12 nominations for the four positions available. This is your opportunity to have a say in Australia’s digital health future. E-voting closes on Friday 27 July. The results will be announced at the AGM on Tuesday 31 July during HIC. Members can view the Board Nominee Statements and vote here.

State and Federal CCIO Networking at HISA QLD
Nursing Leadership Vote
Members don’t forget voting closes Thursday at 5pm for the vacant position on the NIA committee.

Read more about the candidates and vote here.

Cybersecurity Survey Results availale now
The results of HISA’s 2017 cybersecurity survey have been discussed over some months at branch meetings and webinars and now the published version has been made available online. There were 157 responses to the survey from a cross-section of organisations.

Armchair Medical - it's like Netflix for GPs

HISA’s Innovating Health Series partner Accenture will run its Global HealthTech Challenge in Australia and New Zealand for the first time.
HISA’s Innovating Health Series partner Accenture will run its Global HealthTech Challenge in Australia and New Zealand for the first time. The challenge brings together the world’s top health leaders with emerging startup companies to design innovative, customer-ready offerings to tackle today’s health challenges. Accenture will combine a team of executive judges from leading health and life sciences organisations in an Australia New Zealand regional pitch round on November 15th 2018 in Sydney. The top two Finalists will be provided with coaching and mentoring and invited to compete in the invite-only StartUp Health Festival during the JP Morgan Healthcare Investor conference in San Francisco January 7th, 2019 to network with global peers, investors and leading influencers. For more details and to apply, click here!

12th Australasian Conference on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management
The 12th Australasian Conference on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM) has opened its call for submissions. HIKM has been a leading forum for academic research in the area of computing in support of healthcare in the Pacific Australasian region for over a decade. The conference will take place January 29 to February 2 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Abstract and full paper submissions due 17 August 2018. Tutorial/Workshop Proposals due 10 October 2018.

Contributing to career progressions and job opportunities

Why you need to be part of HIC 2018

By the Chair of HIC 2018 Dr Robin Mann

Patient care is advancing incredibly quickly with better engagement, better outcomes and new more integrated models of care; increasingly driven by the availability of new technologies, increasing availability of data and advances in ways of using it. The pace of change through this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is so great that to stay informed you can no longer rely on reading journals or trying to filter through innumerable social media posts. You need to attend at least one major conference a year and here is why I think HIC is the one to attend.
Read article to find out more

Women and Leadership Australia
Women in healthcare
Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s health care sector. The initiative is providing women working in the sector with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. Find out more and register your interest by completing an EOI by 7 September, 2018.

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Young Talent Time
NSW, its your time to shine! This event showcases four PhD students from a range of universities and their research in health informatics: Milan Vaghasiya, Rajvir Kaur, Naveenaa Sampath, and Maryke Steffens.
When: Thursday 23 August 2018
Where: Macquarie Health, 301 Catherine St, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Contact: Sharlene Gunatilake
03 9326 3311

Join the HISA QLD committee and branch members for a fantastic networking opportunity with Prof Keith McNeil (Queensland’s first state Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Assistant Deputy Director General) and Dr Monica Trujillo (CCIO for the Australian Digital Health Agency and is responsible for clinical engagement and leadership with Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy).


Register now for HIC!
Less than three weeks until HIC - Health Informatics Conference - Australia’s premier e-health, digital health, and health informatics conference.

29 July - 1 August 2018
International Convention Centre Sydney

Register now to attend this unmissable event.

Australia's only dedicated nursing informatics conference comes to Sydney this year!

Stay in the loop for Health Data Analytics - happening October 22 and 23, Melbourne!
Health Data Analytics brings together Australia’s digital health innovators and community healthcare leaders.

22 - 23 October 2018
Novotel Melbourne on Collins

Stay in the loop to find out more.

HITWA has a date - November 9 in Perth!
Registrations are now open for HITWA - Health Information Technology Western Australia - Western Australia’s premier e-health and digital health event.

9 November 2018
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Register now to secure your attendance!

HISA Calendar - check out everything coming up!

Calendar of Events
HISA hosts many events throughout the year, across the country! Click here to check out some events that we offer.

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Important Dates

NIA 29 July
HIC 29 Jul - 1 Aug
HDA 22 - 23 October
HITWA 9 November

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