19 August 2016

HISA Members 
HIC 2017 - Register now and save $$$ 
This is the first time in a long time we've such a low rate for HISA members to register for HIC. 

* HISA Member rate applies to current HISA members at the time of the conference (excludes Affiliate members. Please contact if you are an Affiliate Member).

More news on HIC 2017

Following on from the success of HIC 2016 in Melbourne, the expo has already begun selling for HIC 2017 in Brisbane. Get in early to secure a spot for your organisation. Contact Amanda to chat about the options.

HISA Webinar - the Learning Health System with Dr Charles Friedman
We are really thrilled to have Dr Charles Friedman present the next HISA Webinar.  Even if you are new to health informatics, you would have heard his name - Dr Friedman is a really big deal :) so don't miss this exclusive opportunity to hear him discuss the Learning Health System and relating these concepts to Big Data and Precision Medicine. 

Your 2016-17 HISA Board

Over 130 HISA members took the opportunity to vote in the 2016-17 HISA Board elections. Congratulations and welcome to recently elected HISA Board members.

Dr David Hansen
Karen Gibson
Vice Chair
Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay
Philip Robinson
Leigh Donoghue
Dr Martin Seneviratne
Prof Trish Williams
Dr Kudzai Kanhutu

Joining the HISA Board for the first time is Dr Kudzai Kanhutu, Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Refugee Health Fellow working with migrants and refugees. Kudzai was a keynote speaker at HIC 2016. You can learn more about your new board member here

HISA Constitution gets a Makeover
Thanks to all HISA members at the AGM who cast their votes on the HISA Constitution proposed changes.  The last time the Constitution was updated was 2012 - it's no simple feat to embark on Constitutional change.  If you are interested in the full changes that were made, you can find the items that were voted on and the results from the voting here.

A couple of key changes is that from 2017 onwards, State committee members will be elected for 2 year terms (instead of 1 as it has been previously) and HISA Student members are also now able to stand for state committee elections and vote in state branch elections.

HISA's Innovating Health Series
Our Innovating Health Series has been bringing together health leaders and industry experts committed to raising the profile of digital health innovation and doing something about it.

Delivered with the partnership and support of Accenture the series targets topical industry challenges, bringing disruptive perspectives, harnessing collective ideas to create a new conversation, and ultimately generate new solutions to stimulate innovation and change in healthcare. To date the series has covered The Culture of Innovation in Healthcare (Sydney), The Internet of Things (Brisbane), and Balancing Innovation and Cybersecurity in Healthcare (Melbourne).

Our next topic is the Blending of Health and Human Services (Canberra) with Professor Jason Potts RMIT. The Series will continue on with further topical areas through 2016 and 2017. For an overview of the series thus far click here and check out

Calling for Clinicians using Health Apps

Are your patients using consumer health apps? Are you using the data from the apps to help them manage their chronic disease? Would you like to share what you're doing at the Australian digital health community's, Health Data Analytics Conference? HISA would love to hear from you and discuss how you might contribute to the our Health Data Analytics Conference, 11-12 October in Brisbane. Drop an email to us at

Health Minister The Hon. Sussan Ley drops by Hacking Health @ HIC 2016 

Opportunity for HISA Members - breakfast with Intermountain Healthcare

If you are in Sydney on 31 August and would like to attend breakfast with Marc Probst, Vice President and CIO of Intermountain Healthcare - then get in quick.  Further details and how to RSVP are available here.  Proudly brought to you by CSC and HISA.

Call for Papers - HIKM

Great news for all those procrastinators out there...  the call for papers has been extended to 22 August 2016. The 10th Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management will be held in Geelong 31 Jan - 3 Feb 2017.  Further details here.

HITWA 2016 -  4 November, Perth

For the 8th time, HISA and HIMAA are proud to bring you Western Australia's premier e-health and digital health conference, HITWA 2016.  The HISA WA committee have done a wonderful job of putting together an engaging program, including WA, national and international speakers.

Don't miss this unique opportunity
to attend the only dedicated event that deals specifically with the complexity of digital health challenges and opportunities in Western Australia.

Further details here

HISA networking events

The imperative to address better management of human disease through e-health and Data Science: A case study demonstrating a successful international patient registry for Familial Hypercholesterolemia Subiaco, WA Thursday August 25
Networking Drinks Hobart, TAS Wednesday August 31
The knowledge grid: A "brain" for the learning health system
Monday September 15
HDA Health Data Analytics Conference Brisbane, QLD 11-12 October
Western Australia's premier e-health and digital health event. Perth, WA Friday November 4
Medinfo 2017
16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics Xiamen, China 21-25 August 2017


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