HISA logo
19 September 2017
e-Patient Dave

Dr Louise Schaper

Message from the CEO
At HIC 2017 we saw HISA’s newest communities of practice gaining momentum. The groups UX, Cybersecurity, E-Safety and Clinical Informatics are led by expert practitioners and are now planning a series of initiatives beyond HIC for the next year. Our nursing informatics special interest group (NIA) and the Digital Hospital Design group have been a strong presence at HIC for many years and are well established. All of these offer a national and international perspective and it’s an important way members are contributing to the digital health landscape – sharing knowledge, building networks, influencing the agenda. In our branches, members are continuing to contribute at the State level. All branches are working on their strategic plans for the next two years. WA is currently distributing a national survey to provide data for a HISA submission into the Government review of the WA health system. (More on that below). There is also a major cybersecurity survey out for your input. Whether you are involved in your State branch as an active participant, or are contributing to a specific Community of Practice, your voice is being heard. Thank you!

-   NEWS    -

HISA goes to the CheckUP Forum
HISA’s digital health community was profiled at the recent CheckUP Forum in Brisbane, with Queensland committee Chair Mark Brommeyer and HISA’s Advocacy and Leadership Director Dr Josie Di Donato both on hand to talk about the benefits of HISA membership.

HISA responded to the groundswell of interest in cybersecurity by launching a dedicated Community of Practice this year. Now that group is seeking stakeholder and community input through a survey designed to understand the state of current cybersecurity practices in Australian healthcare. Deadline to complete the survey is October 4.

-   BRANCH NEWS    -

Innovating Health
Help paint the big picture
HISA is preparing a response to the WA Health Strategic Health Review and we are seeking your input. We believe health informaticians can offer strategic input and advice on how cohesive digital healthcare can be effectively delivered across WA within the context of synergistic national developments and international trends. It is essential that health informaticians take on board this significant opportunity to help paint the larger, practical picture for digital healthcare in WA. Complete the survey here .


HIC sponsorship ad

NIA pic pic

-   EVENTS    -

Thank you to all HIC delegates who attended the recent Digital Hospital Design session sponsored by CISCO during HIC on Monday 7 August. CISCO will soon be launching a series of webinars through HISA and it would be great to have you attend. Please register to be invited to attend these specialised webinars. If Digital Hospital design is your area of interest then don’t miss out on this opportunity.

HIC sponsorship ad

e-Patient Dave Breakfast
Be part of this intimate conversation with e-Patient Dave. This is your chance to hear from internationally renowned patient engagement activist Dave deBronkart. Start your day with inspiration, humour and some great company.

Dave deBronkart – known as “ePatient Dave” – is visiting Australia from the United States to present at Health Data Analytics 2017 and will be our special guest at this exclusive Sydney breakfast.

When: October 10 @ 7:00am - 9:00am
Location: Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney

HISA webinars have an international flavour
In the rapidly changing digital health world, there are some events you can’t afford to miss. HISA Webinars lets you access the best health informatics content anywhere, any time.

On 20 September, Andy Kinnear Director of Digital Transformation, NHS CSU, will speak on the role of healthcare CIOs in the UK.

On 25 October, Theresa Meadows, Senior Vice President CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System (USA) will discuss the US cybersecurity taskforce report.

Feeling creative?
Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific will be held in Melbourne 13-15 November. Speakers are visionary innovators, futurists and leaders - this event will help you upgrade yourself and your organisation to Intelligence 2.0. with knowledge and tools to develop the agility and leadership mindset you need to transform your organisation.

ACS dinner
HISA WA Committee member and Australian health informatics leader Prof Matthew Bellgard, from Murdoch University, has been invited to present at the 6th Annual ACS Dennis Moore Oration Dinner on Wednesday 11 October at the University Club, Crawley. Professor Bellgard’s Oration title is “Embracing Digital Disruption to Advance Clinical Research”.


HDA ad
Health Data Analytics will bring together Australia’s digital health innovators and community healthcare leaders who are using data to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of their health services.
October 11-12 in Brisbane.
HIC sponsorship ad
HIC sponsorship ad

ATC 2018 Date and location announced!
Stay in the loop with the latest info on Australia's premier telehealth conference - happening in Sydney April 11 & 12.
HIC sponsorship ad

Make 2017 the year you join HISA logo
Already a member?
Build your digital health career and be part of healthcare transformation.

Important Dates

HDA 11-12 October
ATC 11-12 April
HIC 29 Jul - 1 Aug

HISA would like to acknowledge our Premium+ Members. #yourock


HISA logo