15 JULY 2016
HIC is 1 week away:

Day and half-day passes available
It's not too late to register! 
HIC is on track to be our biggest one yet. It's no surprise given the stellar speaker line-up, the amazing networking opportunities and the chance to learn from like-minded peers. 

For those of you too time poor to attend the whole conference, we've created day passes and a half-day pass so you don't miss outDon't miss out.  Register now

Announcing our Gold Sponsor: VMware
Take advantage of VMware Learning Labs' h ands-on demonstrations at HIC. Head to the following sessions on how the digital clinical workspace is mobilising and transforming healthcare:
  • Healthcare IT Leaders Workshop
  • Delivering Seamless, Secure Access to Mobile Healthcare Apps & Information
  • Enabling Digital Clinical Workflows & Patient Engagement through Mobile Devices
Visit VMware at Booth 1 during HIC to register to attend the Learning Labs.
Workshops at HIC
Don't forget to get involved in the workshops at HIC. These collaborative opportunities allow you to dig deep, ask detailed questions and have robust conversations with experts in the field.
Congratulations to the winner of the early registration competition,  Clinton Franklin, who picked up a new iPad simply for registering by 30 June!

Digital Hospital Design: a hotbed of innovation

"One of the major paradoxes in healthcare is that, despite broad recognition that relentless cost, quality and equity pressures are dominant drivers for significant change, there remains only slow progress towards real innovation in care delivery."

Read more from Dr Brendan Lovelock here, and check out the DHD program here.


'Nurses and a zombie apocalypse'

Times have changed for the nursing profession as well as for the abilities you need to thrive within it - and the types of work you interact with every day. 

"Every nurse is touched by technology," says Patti Brennan, a nurse who will soon lead the US National Library of Medicine, "and every nurse has the capacity to use technology in the service of patient care". 

Read more and find out about the zombie apocalypse here. Or better yet, register for Australia's only dedicated nursing informatics conference:

NIA 2016 
Sunday 24 July 2016  
 Crowne Plaza Melbourne



Breaking news
Thanks to our friends at Amazon Web Services, we are proud to announce the following prizes will be up for grabs for the winners of Hacking Health @ HIC. 

1st place $3,000
2nd place $2,000
3rd place $1,000

Registrations are still available. Get involved via the Sparkboard today!
Calling all health innovators! If your organisation prides itself on innovation, then talk to us about sponsorship opportunities for Hacking Health.

Hacking Health Practice Pitch meet-up. Txs CSC for hosting us.

Announcing Eric Dishman at Health Data Analytics

HISA is proud to announce Eric Dishman will be speaking at the Health Data Analytics conference in Brisbane, 11-12 October.

Eric was hand-picked by the US White House to head up America's Precision Medicine Initiative. We are so pleased he will be speaking at our conference. 
The conference program has been launched. Presentations cover the Precision Medicine Initiative, cyber-security, data analytics, data management, next-generation sequencing, data in supporting research and best practice, plus more. Read the program here or take a sneak peek at Eric presenting here

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.

Voting is also open for the long-standing HISA special interest group - the Nursing Informatics Australia Committee. Voting closes 5:00pm AEST Monday 18 July. Vote here.

HISA seeks feedback on Productivity Commission Inquiry

HISA is seeking your feedback on the Government's Productivity Commission Inquiry into Data Availability and Use. We have put together a survey to make it easy for you to have your voice heard. Read the details here

Wrap-up from recent state events

HISA State Branches have recently held some fascinating meetings, followed by their AGMs. Check out photos and wrap-ups here, and meet the newly formed committees here.

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 myriad benefits including presentations from previous events. But we want to make sure you don't miss out by having incorrect information in our database. 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

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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