20 MAY 2016

HISA launches Innovating Health series!

HISA, in partnership with Accenture, have kicked-off Innovating Health, an exciting new thought leadership series.

T he Innovating Health series aims to raise the profile of the digital health innovation agenda in healthcare.  We want to create a new conversation by bring ing together health leaders with industry experts, challenge the zeitgeist with disruptive perspectives, harness our collective ideation and ultimately generate new solutions to stimulate sector change. The series includes a number of round-table events targeting topical health industry challenges and sharing of key points of discussion and associated resources.

Watch this space for updates on the innovation agenda. Or better yet, subscribe here to make sure you're at the forefront of innovating health.

Thinking of becoming a CHIA?

Hear what a recent graduate has to say...

"My particular interests and focus is in 'participatory health' informatics. The CHIA program was useful to awaken a curiosity of how interrelated so much of the work of the health informatician really is. Now, when I converse with colleagues with different interests in health and biomedical informatics, we're able to intelligently converge our ideas and notions."

Read more of Dr Mark Merolli's Q&A here.

If you work at the intersection of healthcare and information technology, then CHIA is for you! Register now and go into the CHIA 300 draw to win a $500 Red Balloon voucher

And don't forget, if you complete your exam before HIC, you can be part of the CHIA celebrations at HIC!   

WEBINAR: Want to know about the largest regional hospital development in Victoria?

Then register to attend our special HISA Partner Webinar - Bendigo Health Digital Hospital Project hosted by InterSystems . Join Rob McCathie from Bendigo Health on 1 June at 12pm to hear about the hospital's journey to a unified care environment .  

Important HIC updates

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. Award nominations are open. The Jon Hilton Award and the Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship are both open for nominations. If you know someone who has excelled in health informatics, or primary care informatics check out these pages. Nominations close 25 May 2016.

Your chance to speak at Health Data Analytics & Reviewers wanted

Submit your paper or abstract for a chance to be heard among fellow peers. Opportunity closes 3 June, so get in quick.

HISA is also looking for members wishing to volunteer to be a scientific, industry or clinical case study reviewer for Health Data Analytics 2016. If you are interested please fill out this  expression of interest.

Have your say on the leadership of HISA NSW

Voting is now open to elect members of the HISA NSW State Branch Committee. If you are a HISA member and keen to help shape the direction the NSW Branch in the coming year, make sure you vote before 5:00pm, Friday 3 June.

Exciting things happening in HISA Tasmania 
Networking drinks
Date: Thursday 26 May
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
Where: T42, Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart

HISA and HIMAA Tasmania Seminar
Date: Tuesday 31 May 
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Where: 3 locations, see event for further information


<+> Hacking Health holds first meet up

Conversation, connections, contacts... And lots of caffeine fuelled the first official Hacking Health meet up earlier this week. Greg and Louise from HISA provided an overview of the Hacking Health event and how it will work. Dr Grace Lai our Hacking Health Ambassador was also in attendance and spoke about the increasing importance of digital innovation in the health sector and the opportunities the Hacking Health event creates. We thank all those who attended and look forward to seeing you again.

The next Connect event will be held at the Wade Institute on the night of the 14th June. Further information about Hacking Health and how you can get involved is on the

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 is hiring!

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We are looking for a super-smart, enthusiastic, fast learning administrative assistant to join the HISA team.  Needs to have great administrative and people skills and a keen eye for detail.  1-2 days per week, based in Melbourne.  If you know of anyone, please suggest they email us at

HISA networking events

Networking Drinks
Hobart, TAS
26 May
HISA Partner Webinar - Bendigo Health Digital Hospital Project hosted by InterSystem GoToWebinar Wednesday 1 June
Innovating health IT & AGM WA Thursday 26 May
HISA and HIMAA Tasmania Seminar
Tuesday 31 May
ACT state event Health innovation and intellectual property & AGM TBC 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
Micro data & AGM Lichhardt, NSW Thursday 23 June
NIA 2 016
Nursing Informatics Australia Conference  Melbourne, VIC Sunday July 24
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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