11 November 2016

New pathways, ideas for innovating digital health in WA

WA Health Director General Dr David Russell-Weisz (left) with HISA CEO Dr Louise Schaper and David Pare, who chaired HITWA 2016.

Health innovation was on the table at HITWA 2016 this year -  with discussion on everything from improving discharge summaries, to hackathons, new ways of clinical networking, conduits for change and ways of pooling resources. Our delegates brainstormed and collaborated to share their insights gained over many years of experience. Thank you to everyone for taking part and for your energy and wisdom.  HISA will work with WA branch and also use the outcomes to inform our national innovation strategy. The WA Branch survey on future events is still open for comment. 

NSW Future Events survey -  looking for your feedback 

NSW branch has received a lot of positive feedback from those attending the 2016 professional development events and is now seeking input to maintain this momentum to assist with planning in 2017. All NSW members and event attendees are invited to complete this brief   survey to assist the HISA NSW Executive Committee in planning for next year.

Health the focus for global business challenge

HISA members were in attendance at the finals of the Global Business Challenge 2016 last week in Brisbane. GB2016 is a global business case competition aimed at developing solutions to global problems. It is a joint initiative of QUT, UQ and Griffith Universities supported this year by AusIndustry, Queensland Health and HISA as government and industry supporters. The problem nominated this year was in healthcare and entrants came up with design solutions to improve the effectiveness and cost of healthcare outcomes in isolated communities. READ MORE

Greg Moran (HISA), David O'Driscoll (ADHA), Courtney Brown (AAF) and Joe Griffiths (Capita) at the finals night.

Early bird registration opens for ATC 2017

ATC 2017, the Australian Telehealth Conference, is open for registration.  Next year's conference goes beyond traditional telehealth into virtual care and connected care.   Be prepared for surprises in every facet of healthcare at this world class event in Melbourne, 27-28 April 2017.  READ MORE

Virtual healthcare leader: 
President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, will appear at ATC 2017 live via videoconference.

Have your digital health knowledge recognised with CHIA

Digital health, telehealth and health informatics professionals are able to demonstrate their expertise through the unique credentialing program Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA).  It tests the core competencies identified to support our future health system and is designed to be the national platform for digital health professionals' learning, growth and development over the next decade. HISA members pay a reduced registration fee for the online exam. Full details on how to register and where to purchase the definitive guide to the 52 CHIA competencies is available  HERE.

All welcome at our end of year networking events! 

Our last State events for 2016 are coming up in the next few weeks. Members, don't forget to register as we look forward to reflecting on 2016.  Queensland is holding the annual HIC and Health Data Analytics Reprise on  November 23 which features Michael Draheim CIO, Metro South Brisbane HHS (left).  A networking Open House   is being held for SA branch on Friday November 25; Victoria branch will also hold its  end of year celebration  on November 25.  NSW has a session on data linkage as well as end of year celebrations on Thursday 1 December. 
A WA branch   Summer Sundowner is set for December 2. 
Our calendar for 2017 is in development. Stay tuned! 

EOI: Time to get involved in cybersecurity for healthcare

HISA is getting a good response to the announcement it is forming a special interest group which will identify - and tackle - the latest cybersecurity challenges in healthcare. It's not too late to join the group so  if cybersecurity is on your radar, please complete this Expression of Interest to get involved.

Events calendar

HIC and Health Data Analytics reprise
23 November
Networking, end-of-year event
25 November
Networking, end-of-year event
25 November
Data linkage presentation and end-of-year event
Sydney 1 December
Networking sundowner Perth 2 December
Australia's premier telehealth conference
27-28 April 2017
16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics Xiamen, China 21-25 August 2017


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