1 JULY 2016
HIC is 3 weeks away

Australian Digital Health Agency - day 1 is today 

Be part of The Agency's workshop at HIC - limited seating so register early
The Australian Digital Health Agency starts today - 1 July 2016.  While we will need to wait until post-election for the CEO and executive staff announcements, HISA is pleased to announce that the Agency will be running a workshop at HIC and Jim Birch AM will be delivering his first keynote address as Chair of the Agency. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to hear from the Agency.   and learn more about Australia's Digital Health Strategy. Spaces for the workshop are limited and filling fast.  Register your interest in attending during your HIC registration

Student Volunteer Opportunities
This is how HISA's CEO started her HI career journey. Volunteering for HIC will give you the opportunity to gain health informatics / event management experience, meet new people in the field, network and attend sessions in your free time. Places will fill up quickly. If you are interested in being considered, just fill out this form.

Political parties outline their digital health polices to HISA

Only one day to go before you cast your votes.  HISA reached out to the major parties with a few questions about their digital health policies.  Read the full responses from the ALP and the Greens here.  


"We are looking forward to discussing ways Spok can help put the patient at the centre of communications, giving clinicians the technology necessary to focus on quality outcomes, and for the organisation to focus on increasing patient satisfaction."
Spok is a Premium+ HISA member. Read more about Spok here, or visit them at booth #38 at HIC.

Innovation in nursing

If you're a nurse who wants to do less paperwork and find out about the latest innovations in your field, then register for Australia's only dedicated nursing informatics conference.

NIA 2016 
Sunday 24 July 2016  
 Crowne Plaza Melbourne


"Now is an exciting time to be a nurse because there is such broad scope and opportunity." 
ACN CEO Adj Professor Kylie Ward sat down with HISA recently to discuss her career path and the opportunities available to nurses. Read more here.


Our next lead-up event is the   Practice Pitch Night on the 14 July at UXC a CSC Company, Level 19, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne. RSVP here .
See you there!
Calling all health innovators! If your organisation prides itself on innovation, then talk to us about sponsorship opportunities for Hacking Health.

HISA seeks feedback on Productivity Commission Inquiry

HISA is seeking your feedback on the Government's Productivity Commission Inquiry into Data Availability and Use. If you would like to contribute or learn more, you can read the details here

The HITWA program has been released!

This year's conference theme, 'From innovation to impact' is all about bringing together the entire digital health community, nationally and internationally, to foster creative thinking, collaboration and produce tangible innovative outcomes specific to Western Australia.

Leadership opportunities

HISA is calling for members to vote for the four vacant positions on the HISA Board. Voting closes 7:30am AEST Friday 22 July 2016. Vote here.  
Nominations are also open for the long-standing HISA special interest group - the Nursing Informatics Australia committee. Complete the Nomination Form and email it through by 5.00pm AWST on Monday
4 July 2016.

HL7 Australia WGM next week

HL7 Australia is holding its first Working Group Meeting in Sydney from 6-8 July 2016. The event promotes the health informatics agenda and provides the opportunity to collaborate on draft e-health standards, network and attend a range of connectathons.

HL7 Australia
will also be at HIC and is a supporter of Hacking Health @ HIC

HISA is going on tour!

HISA will soon roll out a series of Digital Hospital Tours across the country and we're looking for sponsors to help make this happen.

If you would like your hospital-based solution promoted and demonstrated to key decision makers, then contact HISA for more information.

Clean data is good data! 
Don't forget to update your details - you don't want to miss out! 

Being a HISA member means you have access to a HEAP of benefits including presentations from previous events. But we want to make sure you don't miss out by having incorrect information in our database. Why not take five minutes now to log in to your account and make sure everything is up to date? And don't forget, your HISA membership grants you access to PULSE+IT, so make sure you let Simon know if you need to update your details there too.

If it all sounds a little too hard, don't stress! HISA is more than happy to help you.
Contact us, or give the office a call on 03 9326 3311.

HISA networking events

BioBriefing - Health-Tech and Hype: Lessons from Theranos Melbourne, VIC Tuesday July 5
NIA 2 016
Nursing Informatics Australia Conference  Melbourne, VIC Sunday July 24
DHD 2 016
Digital Hospital Design Conference  Melbourne, VIC Monday July 25
Hacking Health @ HIC
Melbourne, VIC
Monday 25 - Wednesday 27 July
HIC 2016 Health Informatics Conference Melbourne, VIC Monday 25 - Wednesday 27 July
Diagnostic errors in healthcare: A grand challenge & opportunity for informatics *members only* GoToWebinar Tuesday 16 August
Medinfo 2017
16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics Xiamen, China 21-25 August 2017


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