26 FEBRUARY 2016

Telehealth -  Scalable | Routinised | Personalised  
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Two of our leading experts

Andrew Slater
CEO,  Homecare Medical (New Zealand)

Dr Shannon Nott
Founding Co-Chair,  Future Health Leaders

As the first ever CEO for Homecare Medical, Andrew Slater has a vision of delivering an
integrated national telehealth service. Don't miss his thoughts on "Building a large scale service change". 


Dr Shannon Nott will be an advocate for clinicians at ATC. His passion for rural and indigenous health advocacy is contagious. Shannon will discuss "A clinical practitioner's perspective".

       Special code to receive $50 off  tickets for ATC            Use:  HISANEWS

Exhibitors and sponsors - don't miss this opportunity to reach telehealth decision makers.
Contact Amanda today!
Shape Australia's e-safety professional practice standard
Take part in the consultation!

It is vitally important to reduce risks arising from incorrect, missing, incomplete and delayed health information. To contribute to this, HISA convened an expert group to begin the process of drafting an e-safety professional practice standard for Australia  a year ago.

The draft professional practice standard is now ready for comment and consultation.  HISA welcomes input from members, the health informatics workforce, clinicians and organisations to strengthen the ability of our digital healthcare systems to deliver and improve patient safety. 

The consultation begins today and will continue  until Wednesday 20 April.
To download the draft documents and find out on how you can be involved, click here.

Startup weekend for health in Brisbane

HIS A is letting members know about the upcoming Health Startup Weekend #2 being held on the 11 -13 March in Brisbane at the  Translational Research Institute  in Wooloongabba. 
The ev ent is organised by iLab who were supporting partners at last year's Hacking Health event at HIC .  

If you are Queensland based and interested in bringing your ideas to the table or sharing your health informatics knowledge as a mentor, check out the website.

Discussions at HISA's recent webinar on the World Economic Forum 2016

David Row lan ds discussed  digitally enabled transformations and the future of healthca re from the  World Economic   Forum   annual meeting for  HISA's February webinar Members' views  aligned  with the consensus at WEF on trends that healthcare services will face: growing demand,  disruption and be increasingly  dependent  on data and knowledge.

During the webinar polls were used to ask our members about their  thoughts on the health sector, health  informatics and the future of healthcare. Here are some of their responses:

Over  60%  of members believe that 
the health sector will be  disrupted
Almost  70%  believed that  health informatics
will become even more important
An  astounding  result of  79%  believe that
w ithin the next decade, health informatics will
bring new jobs
that don't exist today! 

To find out more about HISA Webinars, click here for  Webinar Calendar.

DHD is growing... here's your chance to get involved

St Stephens Hospital in Hervey Bay was the first fully digital hospital in Australia.  It was designed from the ground up as as state-of-the art facility.  Many of our hospitals are undergoing similar transformation - with implementation of new technologies, electronic health records and closed loop medications management systems occurring across the nation.

Are you involved or interested in Digital Hospital Design? If so, we'd like to hear from you as HISA is expanding the activities of our DHD group.  If you have suggestions, ideas or would like to get involved in this community of practice please fill out the expression of interest form here.

Let's recap! HISA NSW state event

Last week HISA NSW hosted its first event of the year on the theme of In-Home Health Monitoring.  The session was packed with people and high energy for presentations with active discussion and debate of ideas in the Q&A.

HISA NSW would like thank the hosts and speakers of the night - Associate Professor Valerie Gray and Dr Peter Leijdekkers (UTS), Sharryn Gannon (Tunstall), Jon Hughes (Smart Health Solutions) and Dr George Margelis (Intel).
Future technology trends, consumerism, health system reform, adoption barriers and funding implications were all discussed. These areas will be on the agenda at the upcoming Australian Telehealth Conference ATC 2016 in Sydney on the 28-29th April . Next HISA NSW event is on the 7th April - Digital Health Innovation.
Renew your membership with HISA!

We are proud to have our members working with us to expand the digital health agenda. Together we can share a vision to improve healthcare in Australia through health informatics and digital health!

To renew your membership, or for more information on becoming a HISA member, contact
HISA networking events

Northern Health initiatives  Hobart Thursday 10 March
Startup Weekend for Health Australia's Health Startup Weekend #2 Brisbane Friday 11 - Sunday 13 March
Bringing together UX designers Melbourne Wednesday 16 March
HISA QLD Sharing health-y data Brisbane Wednesday 16 March
HISA ACT Telehealth Canberra Thursday 17 March
HISA NSW  Digital health innovation Sydney Thursday 7 April
Australian Telehealth Conference
Thursday 28 - Friday 29 April
HISA VIC Clinical engagement Melbourne Wednesday 11 May
Webinar A new informatics geography **members only** GoToWebinar

Tuesday 17 May 
HISA WA Open house followed by HISA WA AGM Perth Thursday 26 May
HIC 2016 Health Informatics Conference Melbourne Monday 25 - Wednesday 27 July

Check out the full HISA calendar here.



Make 2016 the year your organisation takes out HISA membership and joins Australia's premier digital health community.  


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