29 MARCH 2016

Did you miss the news? The Hon. Jillian Skinner is coming to #ATC16
HISA is pleased to announce The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP, Minister for Health in NSW, will be presenting at the Australian Telehealth Conference (ATC) 2016 in Sydney on  28 - 29 April. 

ATC 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.

Register today using the code HISANEWS to receive a discount. 

Second e-safety consultation in April

The  second e-safety consultation webinar  will be taking place on  Tuesday 26 April.

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.

Jon Hilton Award - nominations open

Do you know an individual or a team who personifies innovation in General Practice, Care Co-ordination, Electronic Referral or Chronic Disease Management? Why not consider nominating them for the Jon Hilton Award for Excelle n ce in Primary Care Informatics?

Click here for more information, including how to nominate for the Jon Hilton Award. 

The Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship

HISA is proud to announce the Joan Edgecumbe Continued Professional Development Scholarship is open for submissions. 
This scholarship is to honour the continued service and passion to the health informatics sector by Mrs Joan Edgecumbe - one of HISA's founding members. 

Applications are open to current undergraduate, graduate certificate, diploma, masters and PhD students who demonstrate commitment and promise in the field of health informatics.

The Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship will provide a full registration to  HIC , admittance to associated events  and  the HIC Gala Awards Dinner (valued at up to $1,500).
If you would like more information or would like to apply  for this award please click here.  

HISA breakfast in Perth - tomorrow!

Join HISA for the first ever HISA Breakfast in Perth on March 30 - Perioperative Medicine - Digital Strategies and Global Trend.

The event will feature Dr John Ellingham FANZCA and Stephen Fitzgerald CIO to explore clinical and IT experiences in implementing digital systems to support perioperative medicine and anaesthesiology in hospital settings.

Reflection on a number of case studies and emerging technology trends will be discussed. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues and learn from others in a relaxed breakfast format. The event is proudly supported by Getz Clinical.

HISA Breakfasts in April - Melbourne and Brisbane

HISA and Wolters Kluwer invite you to attend a breakfast exploring the future state of clinical decision support. 

5 April - Rydges Melbourne
6 April  - Rydges  Brisbane  
Clinical decision support is evolving rapidly as clinical data and analysis tools become more readily available and sophisticated. Leveraging off existing clinical systems and knowledge bases, how can information be streamlined and delivered to clinicians to better enable their decision making and ensure improved outcomes and quality of care? And what is the future model of clinical decision support given rapid changes in technology?

Join us with our presenters Dr Mark Santamaria,  Mal Thatcher and Dr Jim Wiley II for this series. Proudly supported by  Wolters Kluwer   UpToDate .

Get involved with Digital Hospital Design

Leading the way in digital hospital transformations in Australia, St Stephens  Hospital in Hervey Bay was designed from the ground up as a state-of-the-art facility. Implementations of new technologies, electronic health records and closed loop medications management systems are occurring across the nation. 

If you would like to be involved or are interested in Digital Hospital Design, HISA would like to hear from you. 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.

Nurses: Your chance to speak up!

NIA 2016 will take place on Sunday 24 July in Melbourne in association with HIC.  This year's conference theme:  The role of the nurse in digital health innovation for consumers, clinicians, connectivity, community.

If you are a nurse working in a clinical environment, HISA and NIA encourage you to submit a brief abstract describing your experiences with informatics projects and the digital transformation of healthcare. 

Abstract submission closes
Monday 11 April
Notification of acceptance
Wednesday 27 April
NIA Conference
Sunday 24 July

To find out more visit the NIA website.

Realise event - Canberra, April 14

HISA is a collaboration partner for the upcoming Realise Pitch and Connect
event in Canberra on April 14. 

The event in association with the Hospital IP Group and the ACT Government will bring together health providers, health innovators, researchers, scientists, health sector companies and commercialisation agents.

If you have a health innovation to pitch, a good idea to test or want to connect with like-minded people to fast track your projects and ideas, this event maybe for you.

Registration and details here. 

2016 Global Business Challenge

HISA is proud to be a partner in the 2016 Global Business Challenge Collaborate with a team of graduate students from the world's top universities for a chance to win a pilot of your solution wit h Queensland Health. 

The Global Business Challenge is a global innovation competition to solve global problems. The challenge for 2016 is health - in particular solutions to 'improve the effectiveness and cost of health care outcome for isolated communities'. $325,000 in prizes to support a pilot plus opportunities for downstream roll-out funding. 

To register your solution (free) go to

HISA networking events

HISA Breakfast Perioperative medicine - digital strategies and global trends Perth, WA Wednesday 30 March
WA state event Telehealth Murdoch, WA or via video conf. Thursday 31 March
The future state of clinical decision support Melbourne
Tuesday 5 April
Wednesday 6 April
Digital health - striving for innovation
Darlinghurst, NSW
Thursday 7 April
GeHCo Seminar & Workshop Health IT - to lead or be led? Melbourne, VIC Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14 April
Realise Event Stimulating health innovations pitch & connect event Bruce, ACT Thursday 14 April 
Nursing informatics **members only** GoToWebinar Tuesday 19 April
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
HIC 2016 Health Informatics Conference Melbourne, VIC Monday 25 - Wednesday 27 July


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