Message from the CEO I would like to thank HISAs members, friends and colleagues across healthcare and beyond who made the 25th annual conference HIC 2018 a huge success in Sydney last week. At a time when digital health and MyHR were making headlines, the HISA community came together with a reasoned perspective and some great discussion at HIC. As a result, the joint media statement we released with ACHI and HIMAA was a demonstration of the shared focus across the digital health community. There may be a lot more work to do in coming months in this space, however we wont shy away from the challenges presented to us and we have the leadership and experience to make great strides in progressing the digital health agenda. You can see the community spirit around HIC in our photo gallery (the password is HIC2018) and video and dont forget to make a note in your calendar to be part of HIC when we return to Melbourne 11-14 August 2019. Thanks for being part of our 25th anniversary celebrations.
A special shout out to HISA Queensland member Jeff Parker. He's been to every HIC since the conference started! Jeff was on the HISA National Board for 11 years and he was running Queensland branch when HISA become a national body. Jeff also chaired HIC 2005 in Brisbane.
Accolades and fond memories Congratulations to the 2018 Award winners announced during HIC 2018. It was a night filled with memories, reminiscing and rekindled friendships across the health informatics community which founded HISA 25 years ago. Some of HISA's earliest members attended the gala event including (pictured) Joan Edgecumbe, Professor Michael Kidd, Dr Evelyn Hovenga, Associate Professor Chris Wright and Prof Ian Graham.
A warm HISA welcome awaited Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Rural Health when she officially opened HIC 2018. She also paused for a traditional HISA selfie with HISA CEO Dr Louise Schaper and Chair David Hansen.
Conference proceedings now available IOS Press: E-book or hard copy! This book presents selected papers from HIC 2018. The papers in the book highlight the cutting-edge research evidence, technology updates and innovations crucial to the digital transformation of the healthcare sector.
Health UX, precision medicine and the evolving world of patient care in the digital world - enjoy and share this taste of HIC 2018. Thank you to digital media sponsor and HISA members Laundry Lane Productions.
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.
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.