9 December  2016

Message from the CEO: Early Xmas present for DH startups

We were pleased to announce a unique collaboration opportunity this week with the world-renowned Texas Medical Centre in Houston. It brings an immediate and real opportunity for Australia's best and brightest digital health innovators to learn from global healthcare and clinical research leaders on a scale we don't yet see in Australia. We are inviting applications until 23 December - it's a tight timeframe but well worth investigating if you have a product or service ready for growth. This is a rare opportunity to have thousands of real users involved in a co-design and co-creation process. Importantly, over the longer term, the alliance provides the foundations for growing a bi-lateral innovation and technology transfer between Australia and the USA in digital health and medical technology. Act now!

HISA, like many other health organisations, is supporting the Australian Digital Health Agency consultation process in many ways - and now our CHIAs will also be taking part in a health informatics expert consultation session. On 11 January, qualified and registered CHIAs will be gathering in Sydney to share their views with the Agency. Look out for an official invite and save the date.

Dr Louise Schaper, PhD CHIA FACHI

HIC 2017 Call for Papers is now open

Bring us your big ideas! HIC delegates want to learn and network with the best researchers, scientists, educational leaders and experts in their fields.

You are invited to submit an industry or clinical case study or an academic/scientific paper and be considered for inclusion in our world class program. As a presenter at HIC 2017 you will have a broad and knowledgeable audience interested in hearing about your research and case studies, innovative ideas and life experiences. HIC 2017 is the only conference in Australia dedicated to digital health, e-health and health informatics, working across all areas of healthcare. Choose from one of 10 new digital health and eHealth categories in 2017. MORE INFORMATION

Take your digital health business to Texas in 2017

HISA has formed an alliance with the Texas Medical Centre on a new international BioBridge, a health technology startup exchange program. It will enable selected Australian digital health companies or individual health entrepreneurs to spend six months in immersion programs in Houston from early 2017. Australian companies will have access to TMC's Innovation Institute and TMCx - one of the largest life sciences business accelerators in the United States. Through the program, Australian companies will be provided critical services at no cost, including: legal, business planning, regulatory counsel and access to the eight million patient encounters at the TMC annually. READ MORE

Online applications close December 23 2016.

Jack London on data-driven clinical research
Dr Jack London, from Jefferson University is pictured (left) at the HISA Breakfast series event in Melbourne with Jim Whelan, from TriNetX, Phil Robinson, HISA Board and Dr Louise Schaper, CEO of HISA, and Jeff Pope, APAC Director, TriNetX. HISA breakfast events are an opportunity to network with national and world leaders on trends in digital health, ehealth and health informatics.

Expression of Interest

Program Manager, Digital Patient Safety Program

The Commission is seeking expressions of interest for a full-time, ongoing Program Manager for the Commission's Digital Patient Safety Program. The role includes: Delivering on the Commission's work plan in regard to the My Health Record system; Ensuring, for 3-6 months, that an on-call incident review team, including specialist expert advisors, is available at all times to provide an immediate response to incidents referred to the CIMU; Managing the analysis of My Health Record clinical safety incidents, preparing incident reports and advising on mitigation strategies where necessary.

For a full role description and more information please visit the Commission website.

HISA prizes for award winning TOM innovator

Dr Mark Merolli represented HISA as a judge at the first TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) Makeathon in Australia, hosted by Swinburne University in November. Similar to a "Hackathon" model, TOM brought together teams of "Makers" and "Need-Knowers" to work on solutions utilising innovative tools and manufacturing aimed at positively influencing lives impacted by everyday barriers.

HISA awarded a prize of membership as well as a complementary ticket to HIC 2017 to the winner occupational therapist,
Gemma McDonald, who was a key member of two teams working on solutions to benefit her patients. READ MORE  

Save the Date for a CHIA strategic consultation session

Wednesday 11 January, Sydney

HISA will be inviting CHIAs to a special consultation session with the Australian Digital Health Agency in Sydney on 11 January. More information coming soon! Please save the date if you are a certified health informatician Australasia or are registered.

EOI: Time to get involved in cybersecurity for healthcare

HISA is getting a good response to the announcement we are forming a special interest group which will identify - and tackle - the latest cybersecurity challenges in healthcare . It's not too late to join the group so if cybersecurity is on your radar, please complete this Expression of Interest to get involved.

Events calendar

Australia's premier telehealth conference
27-28 April 2017
16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics Xiamen, China 21-25 August 2017


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