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4 April 2017

Dr Louise Schaper

Message from the CEO: Time to work
We’ve been overwhelmed by brilliant entries in our first renew-a-thon competition. In only 25 or words or less you have told us what you love the most about being a HISA member. You believe you are part of a forward-thinking community on the cutting edge of digital health. You are gaining personally and professionally through networking. And you value the opportunity to make a real difference in Australian healthcare. Thank you for participating in a fun and rewarding contest! Winners will be notified tomorrow and a selection of entries published on our website.

I have also been gaining your insights in to the HISA strategy. After starting in NSW, last week I visited the Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania branches and gained some great feedback - (a lot more than 25 words!). We will circulate the final document to branches once we have finished consultation.

At the start of our new membership year, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and also warmly welcome all of the new members who are now part of HISA, Australia’s digital health community in 2017/2018. Let’s get to work!

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Making nursing informatics history: The Australian College of Nursing (ACN), HISA and Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA) are collaborating on a position paper to affirm the role of nurses in digital healthcare at all levels and in all health settings. Have your say and read more here.

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Dr Mike Bainbridge's on digital health
HISA member, senior health informatician and champion for #wearehealthinformatics, Dr Mike Bainbridge had a message on digital health for medical specialists when he addressed a recent Pitcher Partners healthcare client and stakeholders event in Brisbane.

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Job Opportunity
Renew Now
Chief Clinical Information Officer

WA Health is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and dynamic individual for the position of Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO). The CCIO will lead, plan and manage the WA Health clinical information and communications technology (ICT) responsibilities and the information management strategy. The CCIO will provide clinical leadership on digital Health innovation and initiatives. This position also contributes to developing and implementing the strategic goals of WA Health and driving continuous improvement in clinical ICT processes and system performance.

For more information, we encourage you to contact Brooke Fowles on 08 9222 2127 or visit and apply to www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au.
Closing Date: 24 / 04 / 2017

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HISA NSW held a 2nd collaborative event in Newcastle with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HRMI) and the University of Newcastle - this year focused on safety and decision-making for My Health Record.
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Want to broaden your digital health knowledge?
Clinicians, IT professionals and healthcare managers are invited to a health informatics short course at Flinders University in Adelaide from 19-23 July 2017. It is developed and presented by HISA Qld Chair, independent consultant and CHIA Mark Brommeyer.

Tasmania branch hosted several new faces last week during the HISA Strategy presentation.

New Tasmanian branch member FireAnt CEO Peter Padd (left) is pictured with CSIRO’s Data61 Andreas Duenser.
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-   EVENTS    -

Free member webinar on nursing informatics: The next member exclusive webinar will be held on Tuesday 11 April focusing on the challenge of forecasting nursing informatics competencies in the future to help shape education and training.

informative networking HISA Breakfast in Brisbane next Wednesday 12 April when Dr Manfred Stapff, the Chief Medical Officer for the Health Research Network TriNetX presents on using real world data to drive clinical trials.


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Just four months until HIC!
Don't forget to purchase your tickets to Australia's premier Health Informatics Conference. Happening August 6-9 in Brisbane.

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Offer: Hospitals and healthcare organisations who register three delegates will receive a 50% discount on the third registration.

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Important Dates

ATC 27-28 April
HIC 6-9 August

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