2 September 2016

Spotlight on young informatics talent  
HISA NSW recently held its annual event highlighting up and coming work of students and researchers. There was a strong attendance of people heard interesting presentations from young clinicians, researchers and PHD students working across health and health informatics. Work from Macquarie University, University of Sydney and St Vincent's was highlighted. Sessions included Julia Chen "Are dietitians going digital?"; Maneesh Mathai "Personalised Information in medical nutrition"; Anmoul Sandhou "Drug-drug interaction alerts in EMM systems"; Nan Zhou "Infer-mutational signatures in cancer genome"; and David Lyell "Automation bias in Electronic Prescribing". The quality and standard of the papers and presentations was high and ignited questions and conversation from attendees. Well done all and thanks to our researchers and students for participating.

We look forward to a similar session next year! Get in early if you want the opportunity to present.

Left to right Anmoul Sandhou; Julia Chen; Maneesh Mathai; Nan Zhou

Introducing your HISA State Branch Leaders

Over the last few months HISA's State branches have held successful AGMs. We're proud to announce your State branch leaders.


Ian Bull 
Barbara Herden
Vice Chair
Lorraine Anderson
 Bernie Crowe
Margaret Riep


Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay
David Roffe
Vice Chair
Mark Nevin
Dr Michael Araco
 Heidi Bjering
Dr Jon Carrano
Dr Valerie Gay
Dr Elin Lehnbom
Heather McDonald
Louise van der Kraan


Mark Brommeyer  
Hugo Leroux
Co-Vice Chair
Susan Smith 
Co-Vice Chair
Sharon Downman
Dominique Gorse
Joe Griffiths 
Grant Hawgood
Ann-Maree Liddy  
Glynda Summers
Jeffrey Woods


Joanna Wood
Richard Cederberg
Vice Chair
Michael Hosking
Michael Tully 
Vice Secretary
Sofia Chancey
Guy Cooper
Alice Freyne
Kathleen Gray


Sam Brodribb
Dr Elizabeth Cummings
Vice Chair
Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson
Dr Kenneth Lee
Jeni Dick 
Dr Andreas Duenser


David Pare
Matthew Painter
Vice Chair
Rebecca Hermon
Prof Matthew Bellgard
Nigel Chartres
Simon Jennings
Prof Yogesan Kanagasingam
Sherril McMahon
Joshua Sacks
Beth Sperring

Call for expressions of interest: Digital patient safety secondment

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is seeking expressions of interest for a project officer or project manager to undertake a secondment to its Digital Patient Safety Program. Expressions of interest are sought from healthcare and health IT professionals with exposure to clinical information systems to work at the Commission for 12 to 24 months. READ MORE.

ATC - Your opportunity to present

Save the date.... ATC 2017 will be in Melbourne from 27-28 April.

Your opportunity to present ... We are looking for speakers and topics where we are moving beyond telehealth to virtualising care.  If you would like to nominate yourself, a colleague or let us know themes/topics you would like addressed at this event, please register your interest here.


Be internationally influential - Applied Clinical Informatics Journal

Australian health informaticians continue to be international leaders. Congratulations to Prof Terry Hannan who has been recently elected onto the Editorial Committee of the Applied Clinical Informatics Journal (Prof Johanna Westbrook is on the Board). As part of Terry's role, he is reaching out to Australian health informaticians to join the prestigious ranks of the ACI in becoming a reviewer of papers submitted to the journal. If you would like to be considered, please visit Click on "Register here" and tell them Terry sent you. :)

Have your say - Secondary Use of My Health Record Data
The Australian Government is developing a framework for the secondary use of data in the My Health Record system for research, policy, system use, quality improvement, and evaluation activities. HISA recommends you take the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Framework and associated draft Implementation Plan.

Register for one of the 14 workshops being held around Australia.
Attend the Webinar, 8 September 2016 1:30 - 3:00pm (AEST).

Further information can be found 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

Health data interoperability and linkage Brisbane, QLD Wednesday September 14
HIC Reprise Carlton, VIC Wednesday September 14
The knowledge grid: A "brain" for the learning health system
Thursday September 15
Patient experience and user design
Chatswood, NSW
Thursday September 22
Strategic roadmap to success
Launceston & Hobart, Tas
Thursday September 22
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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