Message from the CEO Legacy of nursing informatics: Nurses and midwives have a long and rich history in health informatics. So, its no surprise we are receiving great commentary and input on the first Australian collaboratively authored nursing informatics position paper. The draft paper was co-produced by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) with HISA and Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA). We agreed a position statement on the instrumental role of nurses and nursing informatics was long overdue. The intent is twofold. We want to be clear about the key domains of nursing informatics and we want to articulate the underpinning rationale for why nursing informatics is so critically important today. ACN, HISA and NIA want to make sure we have it right. We welcome and value your feedback as we continue to support your advocacy and recognition of nursing informatics capability. Please take time to provide your feedback before 21 April. You can find the draft paper and survey here.
Invitation for HISA members: Health Information Workforce Consultation HISA is supporting a research project led by the University of Tasmania and the University of Melbourne on developing a minimum dataset to be used for an Australian health information workforce census. HISA is assembling a group of 10-15 people to be part of the Consultation Group for this work. Get involved! » READ MORE
Digital hospitals and innovation: The Digital Hospital Design community of practice is growing and evolving its scope and you are invited to become involved. Members with an interest in innovation and new models of process change within hospitals are invited to complete an Expression of Interest. » READ MORE
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Program Manager - Digital Patient Safety Program The Digital Patient Safety Program is responsible for developing and conducting a schedule of clinical safety audits, providing assurance and advice in relation to the My Health Record system and national digital health infrastructure. In addition, the Program provides a 24/7 on-call clinical incident management service for the My Health Record system. More information, including how to apply, can be found at http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/careers/.
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#innovatinghealth in action: Our sixth Innovating Health series discussion was held in Canberra on the topic of Knowledge Translation. HISAs Greg Moran is pictured with our innovation guide Dr Tamika Heiden and Suzanne Greenwood, CEO of Catholic Health Australia who were among health leaders at the event. For more information contact HISA Innovation.
Save the date: NSW branch will hold a digital health innovation event on 11 May, while Victoria branch will host an event on 11 May on the topic of change management. Queensland branchs next event is on transforming mental healthcare through informatics on 25 May.