3 October  2016

Nursing informatics - new national collaboration announced 

We are pleased to announce that HISA, Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA) and the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) are developing the Australian position statement on nursing informatics. 

"This collaboration and our strategic alliance with ACN is great news, as together we can continue the work NIA started in 1991 - advocating for and advancing the pivotal role of nurses and midwives in leading all aspects of digital health and health informatics," said HISA CEO Dr Louise Schaper.  "We encourage all input for this important and ground-breaking initiative."  

If you are interested in being involved in the development of this work, please complete the EOI here.

Special interest group will build a HISA UX Network

As the success of this month's NSW branch event on patient experience and user design showed, UX (User Experience Design) has a large impact and growing influence in the future of healthcare.

HISA has responded and is working with members to form a new special interest group which will build a network of people who understand UX - what it is and what it isn't.

HISA member Associate Professor Chris Bain, a leader in the area says: "We'd all be in a much better place if systems were more usable and clinicians had a positive experience."

Get involved in HISA's UX Network - tell us about yourself with this Expression of Interest. 

Four Masterclasses - less th a n two weeks to register!

This year's Health Data Analytics conference in Brisbane 11-12 October features four outstanding Masterclasses on these key topics:

The SMART on FHIR: Writing applications for your clinical data

Prof Mark Braunstein, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).
SMART on FHIR is a set of open specifications to integrate apps with electronic health records, portals, health information exchanges, and other health IT systems. 
Using data to support research and best practice -

Dr Andrew Staib and Dr Clair Sullivan, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health
How do you use data to support research and best practice? Come and join this Masterclass to find out what Dr's Staib and Sullivan have concluded and how you too can use data to support research and best practice.
Healthcare and life sciences research on the AWS cloud

Dr Mia Champion and Adrian White, Amazon W eb Services
Join this Masterclass to understand more about the resources available along with customer case examples of data lake analytics, HPC solutions, and HIPAA compliant workloads. The Masterclass will highlight compute, storage, database, and additional analytical resources.

In a world of data how do I protect myself and my patients?

Charles Hartley, Head of Legal Services, Metro North
What happens when a clinician inadvertently becomes aware of data indicating a hitherto unknown issue or problem?
Participants will gain the knowledge and understanding of the law on privacy and confidentiality and the legal liability for breaches of privacy. 
Health Data Analytics 2016 brings you the hottest topics in health data presented by the leaders in their field: cyber security, precision health, big data in primary healthcare, data sharing as a strategic priority, new research and much more.


Opportunity for a clinical informatics leadership role
The Clinical Informatics Community of Practice (CoP) leadership committee is calling for nominations for three vacant leadership roles - a nurse, pharmacist and a clinician working in pathology/radiology. If you are interested in playing an active leadership role in the community and shaping the future of clinical informatics in Australia, please nominate on this form.
Tasmania moves ahead with strategy consultation

Tasmania branch met last week to discuss a new draft four-year strategic plan presented by Branch Chair Sam Brodribb. "There are exciting opportunities ahead to develop the branch in all major sectors - health, ICT and research/academia," Sam told members. He said the new branch had a start-up culture and the strategy focused on developing awareness, understanding and engagement. Interested branch members can contact Sam for more information and to provide feedback.

Andreas Duenser (L) & Dr Kenneth Lee.
Jeni Dick (L) & Dr Clarissa Hughes.

Support Emerging Leaders - Corporate partners sought 
Demonstrate your organisational and corporate support for up and coming health informaticians by aligning to one of our new initiatives under consideration.

A one-year Fellowship program
Inspired by fellowships like the Churchill, Myer Innovation and Stanford Bio-X,  HISA is looking for a partner to help support a one-year Fellowship program for a select group of emerging leaders in health informatics. This offers the opportunity to align your organisation with the growth and development of the next emerging health leaders.

HISA Emerging Leaders International Travel Scholarship
Tune into your corporate social responsibility and sponsor a young achiever to attend and present at an international conference, meet with mentors and present at the most thought provoking, inspiring digital health conference in Australia - HIC.

To find out more about these opportunities for corporate support, please contact HISA Director Corporate Partners Amanda Barbone.

Australian delegation to AMIA Symposium, Chicago 12-16 Nov
If you are attending the AMIA conference this year let us know and be part of the Australian delegation.  


HISA networking events

Health Data Analytics Conference
Brisbane, QLD
11-12 October
HISA Breakfast - Clinical Decision Support
Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 18 October
Leichhardt, NSW
Thursday 20 October
Royal Children's Hospital Go Live/Roll Out Experience 
Carlton, Victoria
Wednesday 26 October
Western Australia's premier e-health and digital health event. Perth, WA Friday 4 November
Medinfo 2017
16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics Xiamen, China 21-25 August 2017


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