27 NOV 2015

HISA launches webinars!

In the rapidly changing world of digital health there are some events you can't afford to  miss! HISA Webinars gives you access to the best health informatics content anywhere, any time.

Exclusive to HISA members, you will now be able to learn through interactive presentations, workshops or seminars in the comfort of your own space.

The first webinar will be presented by Professor Dean Sittig from Houston, USA, on " Grand challenges in using big data in healthcare" on Tuesday 8 December. Click here for more info.

Calling all HISA Tassie people!

Do you want to be part of an AGM that won't make you snore?  Do you want to be part of the HISA Tasmania State Branch?  

Nominations for positions on the HISA Tasmania Committee close at 5.00pm AEDT on Monday 30 November 2015.

The AGM will be following the HISA Tasmania Event on Wednesday 2 December, which commences at 6.00pm AEDT. Click here for further details.

If you have any questions, please give the HISA Office a call on 03 9326 3311.

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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 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 

HISA Newcastle event wrap-up
Back row L-R: Sophie Hill (La Trobe University), Bronwyn Hemsley (The University of Newcastle UoN)
Front row L-R: Natalie Adams (UoN), Meredith Allan (Deakin), Susan Balandin (Deakin), Andrew Georgiou (Macquarie University), Mary Dahm (Macquarie University), Ashley Young (Hunter New England Health District), Greg Moran (HISA), Ben Kraal (QUT), Morag Joseph (Hunter and Central Coast Primary Health Network), Megan Rollo (UoN).

The inaugural HISA Newcastle / The University of Newcastle / Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) event was held on Friday 20 November titled E-health records and people with disabilities: Strengthening consumer health informatics

The event was a great success and drew a broad audience, with representatives across the health spectrum, including parents, consumers, disability and health service providers, and those interested in health technology and how e-health records might be used as part of a 'personal health system'.

The event showcased important e-health developments in the Hunter region through presentations from telehealth and primary health teams, along with cutting edge research about the role of e-health for people with disabilities, and important consumer perspectives.  

HISA's collaboration with the Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster at the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute reflected great interest in health informatics in the region and established a strong precedent for future HISA events in Newcastle and across regional Australia.
Bronwyn Hemsley (Convenor, HISA member) 
Andrew Georgiou (HISA NSW Branch Executive Member)

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

30 Nov - 2 December - Perth:  2015 SRI Security Congress
4 December - Melbourne: HISA Vic - End of year celebration
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 HERE

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.



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