14 October 2016

Message from the CEO: We all have a role to play

HISA is pleased to be supporting Mental Health Week (9-15 October), raising awareness of the role digital health has to play in improving patient treatment and outcomes.  As you know, there is tremendous potential for health-tech in this field and hundreds of online solutions already in the mix. However, there are many issues - privacy, security and the best use of patient data - to be taken into consideration if we are to get this right.
As a HISA member and an individual, you have an important role to play in sharing your expertise with the whole healthcare community and particularly a field as sensitive as mental health.  As an organisation, our goal is a commitment to health workforce development which will ensure all mental health care professionals are informed, aware and well-equipped to use digital health tools, programs and applications for the benefit of the Australian community. 
Dr Louise Schaper, PhD CHIA FACHI

Top turn out in  Brisbane for Health Data Analytics 2016

A record number of delegates attended HISA's Health Data Analytics conference in Brisbane this week. Several international speakers joined Australian leaders in their field on some strong topics of interest including big data, privacy, cyber security and innovation in the use of data for patient benefit. READ MORE

Time to get involved in cybersecurity for healthcare

It's good timing today for HISA to announce we are forming a special interest group which will identify - and tackle - the latest cybersecurity challenges in healthcare. Australia's 2nd cybersecurity Threat Report was in the news this week as well as widely discussed (and debated) by delegates at Health Data Analytics 2016.   If cybersecurity is on your radar, please complete this Expression of Interest to get involved. READ MORE

Special interest group will build a HISA UX Network

HISA is inviting members to form a new special interest group which will build a network of people who understand UX - what it is and what it isn't.  HISA member Associate Professor Chris Bain, a leader in the area says: "We'd all be in a much better place if systems were more usable and clinicians had a positive experience." Get involved in HISA's UX Network - tell us about yourself with this  Expression of Interest.

Action item: Western Australia branch survey for 2017 planning

Following the great feedback from those attending our 2016 HISA WA professional development events, we need your input to assist with our 2017 planning efforts.   Whether or not you attended an event in the past year, we invite you to complete this short survey by COB Monday 31 October. Results  will be shared during the HITWA Conference on Friday 4 November 2016. 

Australian first! TOM the makeathon is coming to Melbourne

TOM: Tikkun Olam Makers is a global movement bringing together people with disabilities and Makers to develop open source assistive technology to address everyday challenges. This exciting  global movement is coming to Melbourne for a three-day Makeathon from 28-30 November. If you are interested in getting involved you need to attend the mandatory preliminary event on Thursday 27 October at 5.30pm at the Swinburne University of Technology. READ MORE

Opportunity for clinical informatics leadership role
The Clinical Informatics Community of Practice (CoP) leadership committee is calling for nominations for three vacant leadership roles - a nurse, pharmacist and a clinician working in pathology/radiology. If you are interested in playing an active leadership role in the community and shaping the future of clinical informatics in Australia, please nominate on this form .

Reminder: Pathology Informatics Seminar 

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Pathology Informatics Seminar 2016 will be held on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 November at the RCPA Alan Ng Education Centre, Surry Hills. The seminar covers subjects of interest to anyone who works in pathology, is responsible for health systems or is a recipient of pathology services. Online registration is available HERE.

Events calendar

HISA Breakfast - Clinical Decision Support
Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 18 October
The focus on change and adoption for eMR Connect
Leichhardt, NSW
Thursday 20 October
Royal Children's Hospital Go Live/Roll Out Experience 
Carlton, Victoria
Wednesday 26 October
Western Australia's premier e-health and digital health event. Perth, WA Friday 4 November
Pathology Informatics Seminar
Surry Hills NSW
9-10 November
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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