22 APRIL 2016

Celebrating 300 CHIAs!

HISA is proud to announce we are about to reach 300 CHIA candidates! But we need your help getting there. If you have been thinking about furthering your career and becoming a CHIA, now is the time to register! With a major prize up for grabs, plus referral prizes, you'd be mad not to! But hurry, competition ends 30 April. 

The Australian Telehealth Conference is next week!

Don't miss Australia's best telehealth conference!  The conference will shine a light on the best  sustainable  programs, the potentially  disruptive  business models, and the latest government initiatives that are converging to make  telehealth mainstream .
Innovating Health Series kicks off!

HISA in partnership with Accenture and other collaborators are commencing an Innovating Health Series commencing in Sydney next week. 

The series will incorporate a number of executive roundtable events over the year, across major capital cities targeting topical health industry challenges. We aim to further raise the profile of the digital health innovation agenda in healthcare by bringing together health leaders and industry experts to challenge thinking, harness collective ideas and stimulate change. Session outputs will be shared with participants and others along with series commentary and specific resources. We aim to create a new conversation that contributes to change.

The first roundtable event will explore the Culture of Innovation with our guide Simon Terry. You can subscribe for series updates or get further information from Greg Moran.
State event news

In order to create change and pave the way for the future of Australia's health informatics industry, HISA will soon be inviting our members to nominate to be a part of the HISA State Committees. AGMs commence in May and more details will be provided soon on how to nominate. 

And good news if you have attended a State Event recently, slides from the presentations can now be accessed here. Keep an eye on this treasure trove as we continue to build up our library over the coming months.
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

Second e-safety consultation in April

The  second e-safety consultation webinar  will be taking place on  Tuesday 26 April.  The consultation process will now close on Friday 13 May. 

Th is consultation is imperative to reduce risks arising from missing, incorrect, incomplete  and delayed health  information. HISA convened an expert group to begin the process of drafting an e-safety professional practice standard for Australia a year ago, and recently opened the papers for consultation. 

HISA welcomes input from our members, the digital informatics workforce, clinicians and organisations improving patient safety.

Click here  to download the draft documents and to register for the webinar.
Realise - ACT Innovation Event

HISA supported and participated at last week's  Realise Health Innovation and Connect event in Canberra. Organised by the Hospital IP Group and   ACT Government the event brought together a wide range of people working across healthcare, research and innovation. Opened by the Hon. Minister Meegan Fitzharris, Assistant Minister for Health ACT Government, the event included three keynote presentations and a total of 47 pitches across key areas of hospital and system innovations, health and wellness and biotechnology.  

There were a number of HISA members in attendance including Ian Bull from ACT Health, George Margelis from Intel and Dr Martin Seneviratne delivering an innovation pitch for WardConnect! Realise is a program that seeks to promote and build upon a health innovation occurring within and across ACT and Canberra. HISA will continue to support this program as well as building our member services and associated events in ACT during the year.    
HISA NSW - Striving for innovation
Greg Moran HISA and Amy Kwong Zebra Technologies

Thanks to everyone who attended the recent HISA NSW night on the theme of Striving for Innovation. The event was the annual collaboration with HealthTech Sydney focusing on digital health innovation. Keynote speaker was Alex Burke, CEO from TigerSpike, a global digital platform solutions provider born out of Sydney. Alex spoke about lessons and experiences learnt in digital platform innovation across a range of areas including healthcare, with a simple message of "keep it simple". It was also great to hear from growing innovative businesses in healthcare including MySpringDay, cohortIQ and WardConnect - all who have active projects with NSW health providers. Speakers can be contacted via HISA if you want more information. 

Many thanks to Amy Kwong and Zebra Technologies for sponsoring the event and St Vincent's Private Hospital for providing the facilities.

Nursing informatics webinar 

On Thursday last week, the HISA webinar topic was Nursing Informatics.  The presenters, both joining in from the USA, were Brittney Wilson, also known as @The Nerdy Nurse and Lis Herbert, Chair of Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA) and currently working in New York City. Both Brittney and Lis highlighted the role that nurse informaticians play as change champions and translators between the IT specialists and clinicians to ensure the systems and technology support the best outcome for patients. The differences between Nursing Informatics roles in the USA and Australia was also explored.

The webinar is now available here. And make sure you catch up with both Brittney and Lis at the NIA Conference on 24 July and and at HIC 2016 from 25 July.
Interested in e-cardiology and e-health?

The Third European Congress for eCardiology and eHealth will be held in Berlin, Germany from 26-28 October. The congress  is dedicated to the use of e-health solutions in every aspect of cardiovascular care such as prevention, diagnosis, risk assessment, monitoring, education, counselling and treatment.

HISA networking events

Second e-safety professional practice standard consultation
GoToWebinar Tuesday 26 April
ATC 2016 Australian Telehealth Conference Sydney, NSW Thursday 28 - Friday 29 April
Clinical engagement  Carlton, VIC Wednesday 11 May
A new informatics geography **members only** GoToWebinar Tuesday 17 May
Open house & AGM WA Thursday 26 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 Wednesday 22 June
Micro data & AGM Darlinghurst, NSW Thursday 23 June
NIA 2 016
Nursing Informatics Australia Conference  Melbourne, Victoria Sunday July 24
HIC 2016 Health Informatics Conference Melbourne, VIC Monday 25 - Wednesday 27 July


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