8 APRIL 2016

Health Data Analytics is the newest instalment of HISA's health data conference series, and follows on from the successes of Big Data and Data Governance.
Health Data Analytics
11-12 October 2016
Mercure Hotel BRISBANE
Health Data Analytics - data informing health will bring together leaders in healthcare who are using data to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of their health services.

Reviewers wanted
HISA invites members to volunteer to be a scientific, industry or clinical case study reviewer for Health Data Analytics 2016. HISA is keen to hear from members who have not been a part of the review panel before - your contribution can make a big difference!

If you are interested please fill out this expression of interest. 

Only three weeks to go until the Australian Telehealth Conference 2016!
Don't miss out on networking, learning and participating in Australia's leading telehealth event. 

Just some of our very talented speaker line up...

Prof Paul Frijters
Professor of Health Economics
University of Queensland
Narelle Leong
General Manager Telehealth
Telstra Health
Dr James Freeman
GP2U Telehealth

Register today using the code HISANEWS to receive a discount!

Want to work at HIC 2016?

HISA is seeking student members to volunteer at HIC. Volunteering for this conference will give you the opportunity to gain health informatics/event management experience, meet new people in the field, network and attend session in your free time (subject to rostering). 
Volunteer roles and responsibilities are: 
  • Logistical support including traffic flow and badge control
  • Session room support including ushering and microphones for Q&A
Volunteers can nominate to assist all three days of the conference or just one day. If you are interested in assisting HISA in this important role, please fill out this form. 

Closing Monday: your chance to participate in Nursing Informatics Australia

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 working in a clinical environment, HISA and NIA encourage you to submit a brief abstract describing your experiences with nursing 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.

Upcoming webinars

HISA invites members to join in the upcoming webinar focusing on
Nursing informatics on Tuesday April 19 from 10:00-11:00am AEST. 

Presenters include Brittney Wilson, aka @TheNerdyNurse (a teaser of what can be expected at NIA and HIC 2016) and Lis Herbert.  This webinar will highlight the importance of technology for clinicians, the contrasting nature of nursing informatics between Australia and New York and how technology can help motivate and empower. 

While you're there, check out the next webinars - E-safety professional practice standard consultation and A new informatics geography, presented by Prof Enrico Coiera.

Reminder - you could have a Pulse+ IT subscription

Are you a HISA member? Then don't forget you have a Pulse+IT subscription as part of our package of membership benefits. If you're having trouble accessing your subscription, contact Simon

Not a member? Or need to renew your HISA membership? No problem! Just contact Dani

First ever HISA Breakfast event in Perth!

There was genuine networking, interest and energy in the room last week as HISA presented its
L-R. Pete Lomas Getz Clinical Stephen Fitzgerald CIO Getz Clinical and Dr John Ellingham FANZCA in Perth.
first HISA Breakfast event in Perth. 

The event explored the latest in digital systems and emerging technology trends in perioperative medicine and anaesthesiology in hospital settings.

Dr John Ellingham FANZCA provided a reflection on clinical practice change and system implementations for perioperative systems. John took us back to the Templars in his presentation to highlight the changes still required in healthcare to get benefits from digital technology. A follow-up presentation was then provided by Stephen Fitzgerald CIO who discussed emerging technology trends and the requirements for health information systems now being provided from the cloud. 

The HISA Breakfast event was proudly sponsored and supported by Getz Clinical. Read more here.

HISA Breakfast Series a full house in VIC and QLD

There was standing room only at the recent HISA Breakfast events in Melbourne and Brisbane, proudly sponsored and supported by Wolters Kluwer UpToDate.

Presenting on The future state of clinical decision support, participants were treated to insights from leading experts in the field: Dr Mark Santamaria, Emergency Physician at The Alfred, Mal Thatcher, former CIO at Mater Health Services Brisbane / Queensland Health CHIO and Dr Jim Wiley II, Senior Deputy Editor Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UpToDate.

Keep an eye on the HISA Breakfast Series calendar - more events are coming soon!

Melbourne breakfast team
L-R: Dr Louise Schaper, HISA; Dr Mark Santamaria, The Alfred; Dr Jim Wiley II, UpToDate; Nicole Hewlett, UpToDate; Maria Raffoul, UpToDate; and Cherry Lin, UpToDate
Brisbane breakfast team
L-R: Cherry Lin, UpToDate; Mal Thatcher; Dr Jim Wiley II, UpToDate; Greg Moran, HISA; James Dixon, UpToDate

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.
HISA and ANDS - Sharing Health-Y Data workshop wrap up

On Wednesday 16 March, the HISA Qld branch held a half day symposium in conjunction with the  Qld Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)  and the  Australian National Data Service (ANDS)  - Sharing Health-y Data: Challenges and Solutions.

The meeting was led by Dr Dominique Gorse (QCIF), Susan Smith, Dr Hugo Leroux and Mark Brommeyer (HISA QLD) and Dr Sarah Olesen (ANDS). 

This event was very well attended with over 200 engaged participants posing challenging questions and with lively discussions continuing during the breaks.

Read more about this event. 

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

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
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
HIC 2016 Health Informatics Conference Melbourne, VIC Monday 25 - Wednesday 27 July


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