11 DEC 2015

HISA wishes you a very merry festive season!

HISA HQ will reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2016.
The first HISA News in 2016 will be sent on Friday 15 January.

Announcing HISA Tasmania's first committee  

Following the AGM in Tasmania last week, HISA is proud to announce the following member positions:

Sam Brodribb
Vice Chair
Dr Elizabeth Cummings
Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson
Dr Kenneth Lee

"The initiatives here in Tasmania are innovative and in some areas, ground breaking," said newly elected Secretary Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson said.  Read more here...

ATC set to tear down the walls in healthcare!
Sydney. 28-29 April 2016.

Now is the time to seize the opportunity  and apply technologies in telehealth and telemedicine as routine in service delivery. The challenge now is for health leaders to deliver scale to achieve health system change. To create a new environment that improves and better supports health practitioners in their roles, and allows patients and consumers to drive their own healthcare.

Do you consider yourself a digital doctor? A GP at the forefront on embracing technology to enable change? We want to hear from you! Contact HISA today to find out how you can be involved in the strategic development of ATC.

HIC 2016 Call for papers

HISA is pleased to invite you to respond to our Call for Submissions for HIC 2016, Australia's Health Informatics Conference.

This is your chance to be part of the industry/clinical and academic/scientific presentations at HIC 2016. These peer reviewed presentations at HIC are very successful and always prove to be highly influential and cover a broad range of topics. You are the leaders of the future of healthcare delivery - have your say, don't keep it to yourself!

Paper submission close: Monday 7 March 2016
Notification of paper status: Wednesday 27 April 2016
Resubmission for acceptances: Friday 6 May 2016

HISA's first webinar a SOLD OUT success!

HISA had a great response to the launch of our Webinar series, with the first event a sold out show! Thank you to Professor Dean Sittig for his presentation on "Grand challenges in using big data in healthcare". HISA is still developing the Webinar calendar for 2016, but pencil in February now, and make sure you check out our website in the new year.  

Are you a SNOMED, HL7 or CDA geek with practical experience?
We need you! 

A HISA member has expressed interest in having a professional mentor who is happy to share their knowledge and practical experience with SNOMED CT-AU implementation, HL7 v2.x and CDA conformance specifications in Victoria. Your practical experience in hospital implementations will help. This is a great opportunity for you to provide guidance and support for a young emerging career professional within health informatics. Mentors from Victoria are sought for this particular individual, but HISA members from all over are encouraged to participate in HISA's mentorship program as a mentor or mentee - just fill out this form and we will be in touch!  

Career profiles in health informatics

HISA is establishing a resource for HISA members to assist with their career development

One of the  suggestions you have made is for us to have sample position descriptions for job roles in health informatics - and we are making it so! If you could please send through your position descriptions we will use them to assemble templates for various roles. We know there is a wealth of job titles, from project manager, business analyst, CMIO, CIO etc and all are relevant. We won't be sharing your document with anyone outside of HISA staff and what is released will be generic templates.

As a 'thank you' for taking the time, you will go into the draw to go to the movies on HISA! Please send them to

RPA Digital Health Symposium wrap up

Greg Moran, Jon Carrano and I attended the inaugural RPA Digital Health Symposium, organised by the JMO Innovations Group, of which HISA Board Member Dr Martin Seneviratne played a major part.
It was a fantastic offering, introducing four clinician-entrepreneur sessions addressing digital solutions to medical problems, followed by a digital health panel featuring George Margelis, Vince McCauley, Tal Rapke, Charlie Farah and Dave Abelson.
The clinician-entrepreneurs were so committed to digital solutions and all explained the solutions they created very well. The panel described their journey from the clinical environment to the digital world, and also gave their views on how health and digital health would look in 10 years.
It was a really stimulating night, and I look forward to attending these symposiums in 2016.

Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay
Director of Studies, Health Services Management
Deputy Director, Centre for Health Services Management
Faculty of Health | University of Technology
And awesome HISA Board Secretary

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Pro-rata membership rates    

Pro-rata   membership is now available, so you will only pay for the days left in the membership year (available from 1 September 2015 until 31 March 2016) instead of being charged the full membership rate. Your reduced membership rate will be automatically calculated and displayed for you prior to your online checkout. Click here to find out more. 

Already a member? Don't forget to let your friends and colleagues know!

Network with HISA at our State, National and supporter events
in 2016

18 February - Sydney: HISA NSW - In-home health monitoring
28-29 April - Sydney: ATC 2016
25-27 July - Melbourne: HIC 2016

Check out all national and state events on the HISA Calendar.

Thank you to our valued sponsors and partners

HISA conferences, corporate events and branch initiatives wouldn't exist without the support of our valued sponsors. You are invited to  contact HISA  to get involved and align your company with the Australian digital health community.



Make this your year - join Australia's premier digital health community  


When you become a valued member of HISA, Australia's premier digital health and health informatics community, you are investing in your future career and contributing to building the best health outcomes for everyone.  Enquire about membership and  JOIN NOW