17 JUNE 2016
HIC Updates

HIC Breakfasts
Breakfasts at HIC provide an opportunity for delegates to connect and share knowledge on key topics and latest trends - all before 9am! This year's HIC breakfast topics are " How Canterbury DHB is connecting care across communities in New Zealand" and " The digital hospital journey: Comprehensive strategies for driving transformational change". 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.


The Hacking Health Connect Night in Melbourne this week saw a range of interested people come together to discuss Hacking Health @ HIC.

Details about the event and what to expect were discussed in an open forum by Greg Moran and Dr Louise Schaper. Projects are starting to be formed so keep an eye out on the Sparkboard as it starts to populate. HISA would like thank Georgia McDonald at The Wade Institute for hosting and providing catering for the event. 

Our next lead-up event is the Practice Pitch Night on the 14th July. See you there!

HISA is glad to confirm that Luc Sirois is facilitating Hacking Health @ HIC. Luc is Co-founder of the international Hacking Health movement which advocates and promotes innovation in healthcare. Based in Canada Luc and the Hacking Health group can provide real international connections and network for teams and participants at the event. Watch Luc's video - he is excited to be visiting Melbourne Australia!

Calling all health innovators! If your organisation prides itself on innovation, then talk to us about sponsorship opportunities for Hacking Health.

Your opportunity to be a HISA leader

HISA members are invited to put their hand up for a leadership role and nominate for one of four Board vacancies.

Nominations close 21 June 2016 at 5:00pm AWST.

Elections will be held via e-voting and at the AGM. The AGM is a lunch meeting at HIC on Tuesday 26 July in Melbourne. Details on how to get involved can be found here

Nursing informatics leaders wanted

Nurses, midwives and nurse practitioners are invited to nominate for leadership positions in a 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. The NIA AGM will be held on Sunday 24 July 2016 at the conclusion of the 2016 NIA Conference at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne.   

WEBINAR: Hear from US leader on self-managed IT for patients

HISA is pleased to announce the recently appointed Director of the National Library of Medicine (USA), Professor Patricia Flatley Brennan will be giving a prelude to her HIC keynote address as a webinar on 23 June at 11.30am.

This is a great opportunity to hear from a true innovator in patient-facing health technologies.


Also, a reminder that HISA members can view ANY past webinar here - even if you weren't originally registered!

Are you a nurse who's sick of doing paperwork? 

Then register for the Nursing Informatics Conference 2016! 

The NIA Conference will open your eyes to what's possible in digital health, specific to your needs as a nurse. As Australia's only dedicated event featuring nursing informatics presentations, NIA will provide a platform for nursing leadership, knowledge exchange, and debate the current and future health system.  

Sunday 24 July 2016 at  Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Reminder for QLD and NSW HISA events

HISA NSW Clinician engagement Thur 23 June Register 
HISA QLD Consumer centred care and the e-patient experience Thur 23 June Register

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.

Healthtech and Hype: Lessons from Theranos 

The rise and fall of Theranos has seen the unravelling of this US based health-technology start-up, with the once heralded company now under criminal investigation and facing a class action. Join a panel of experts on Tuesday 5 July in Melbourne, for a discussion on the lessons from Theranos and the future implications for IVDs, personalised medicine and "disruptive" healthcare technology.  

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

Consumer centred care and the e-patient experience & AGM Brisbane, QLD Thursday 23 June
Clinician engagement & AGM Leichhardt, NSW Thursday 23 June
Information technologies for self management by patients *members only* GoToWebinar Thursday 23 June
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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