3 JUNE 2016

Your chance to present at the new Health Data Analytics Conference is almost up!

HISA is seeking submissions for the Health Data Analytics Conference 2016. This is your chance to be heard among your fellow peers and industry experts - let your voice be heard! Submissions close today, so get your paper/abstract in quickly!

HISA is also looking for reviewers. If you are interested please fill out this expression of interest.


Your new HISA WA State Branch

The HISA WA State Branch ran a successful AGM last week. On behalf of the HISA Board and community, we congratulate and welcome the 2016-17 WA State Branch Committee branch leaders! A big thank you to outgoing committee members for their leadership and ongoing commitment to Australia's digital health community.

National HISA Board 
Nominations have opened for four positions on the HISA National Board. Nominations close at 5.00pm AWST on Tuesday 21 June 2016.

Board members have the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to leading the organisation which has been representing Australia's digital health community for over 22 years. To nominate, please read through the Call for Nominations and Nomination Form and send to HISA

HISA State AGMs 
As a HISA member, this is your chance to help steer the direction of your HISA State branch. And there's some great presentations before the meetings too!

June 14   
HISA Vic - Health informatics enabling clinical research: From one patient to one world.
June 15  
June 23  
June 23  

*NSW State Branch Committee e-voting closes Friday 3 June 5.00pm AWST

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.


Important HIC updates

1.   'Voice of God' wanted  
Ever wanted to be a radio presenter? This could be your big break! We are looking for an emcee for HIC 2016 plenary announcements. Email us if you're interested. The winning voice will receive a free registration to HIC 2016.

2. Social Media Ambassadors wanted  
Are you a Twitter fiend? Do you get so excited about digital health news you just want the whole world to know about it? Then HISA wants to hear from you! Get in touch to be one of our HIC Social Media Ambassadors.

3. 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.

4. HIC Exhibition is sold out!! Contact Amanda asap to discuss other remaining opportunities. 


Recently HISA was invited by the Australian Department of Health to take part in a closed consultation on an early draft of a new National Digital Health Strategy for Australia. Along with other agencies who were invited, HISA had less than two weeks to respond to the 54 page draft. With some late night work the HISA Board members' responses were collated into our 22 page submission and sent. We have since had very positive feedback from the Department. 

HISA is pleased to announce the ADHA will be running a consultation workshop at HIC. Seating is limited, so register TODAY to take advantage of early bird prices and secure your spot at this exclusive opportunity.

Get involved - Hacking Health @ HIC Connect Night

The interest and momentum around Hacking Health @ HIC is building! 
Now is the time to get involved!
Hacking Health is an innovative event at HIC that seeks to have real life healthcare problems worked on by multi-disciplinary teams over three days. Whether you have a project idea, want to participate on a team, be a mentor, or just be an interested observer, we welcome you to get involved.
To find out more about Hacking Health, how it will work and how to be part of an international Hacking Health movement, attend the Hacking Health Connect Event hosted with the support of The Wade Institute.
Date:  14 June 2016
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm until 7.30pm
Where: Wade Institute, Ormond College, University of Melbourne, 49 College Crescent, Parkville
RSVP: Here
Check out this video  from a medical practitioner who recently participated in, and won Hacking Health in Holland.

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

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.

Webinar wrap up from Bendigo Health

HISA members can gain insight into Bendigo Health's journey to free clinicians from the paper medical record. In a recent webinar hosted by InterSystems, Rob McCathie, EMR Project Manager at Bendigo Health, provided an overview of Bendigo Health's journey to a unified care environment within the context of the new Bendigo Hospital Project. They are aiming for HIMSS EMRAM Level 6 with the first go live in January 2018. The webinar covers extensive background on change management, governance, and their procurement process.

Members can watch the webinar and all past webinars on the website.

5th International Conference on Global Telehealth GT2016
Final call for papers  

Monday 31st October - Thursday 3rd November 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

"The Promise of New Technologies in an age of New Health Challenges"

Submission deadline: Monday 27 June 2016

HISA News to receive a makeover

HISA News is currently undergoing a facelift. A new, easier-to-navigate design will be rolled out soon in a weekly news format. If you would like to see something specific included in the changes, drop Clare a line with your suggestions. 

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! Dani is more than happy to help you. Contact
Dani on email, or give the office a call on 03 9326 3311.

HISA networking events

ACT state event Health innovation and intellectual property & AGM Canberrra, ACT Tuesday 14 June
Health informatics enabling clinical research: From one patient to one world & AGM Parkville, VIC Wednesday 15 June
Consumer centred care and the e-patient experience & AGM Brisbane, QLD Thursday 23 June
Clinician engagement & AGM Leichhardt, NSW Thursday 23 June
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
Medinfo 2017
16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics Xiamen, China 21-25 August 2017


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