October 16 2018
Message from the CEO
When you join HISA you become part of Australia’s digital health community with access to the best network of digital health and health informatics connections. Members are connected across Australia and globally through HISA affiliations with international health informatics leaders. HISA was recently chosen to host two international summits – NI 2020 for digital health nursing and of course MedInfo 2021 – a truly global convention for health informatics. On the ground in Australia our communities of practice are growing and building knowledge around nursing informatics, cybersecurity, clinical informatics, UX and precision medicine. Branch meetings bring us together face-to-face for valuable relationship-building experiences. Now we are exploring virtual coverage of events to take our message further. Check out last week’s fantastic Queensland branch event on artificial intelligence for precision medicine recorded here on Facebook Live. Also last week we went live with the first CXIO grand round event @HealthCXIO from the Royal Melbourne Hospital – please leave comments on the posts if you would like to express support for future virtual event coverage.
Dr Louise Schaper
HDA 2018 – only one week to go!
Dr Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine in the US, will be answering your questions at Health Data Analytics with her presentation “ Precision Health: The role of the US National Library of Medicine in broadening the conversation “. You are invited to send your questions to  data@hisa.org.au and register here to attend.

Click here to watch her video.
When you are a member of HISA, Australia’s digital health community you:

  • Stay connected and informed about developments in the digital health movement, nationally and internationally.
  • Have opportunities to engage and influence the national agenda for health reform

  • Enjoy networking, learning and education at a local and national level

  • Have discounted rates to participate in the national conference series bringing you shoulder-to-shoulder with national and global health leaders

  • Are supported in your professional development by becoming a Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA)
HISA Queensland branch held a successful precision and personalised medicine event last week with keynote speaker Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry, CEO & co-founder of a Brisbane-based data analytics and artificial intelligence company, Max Kelsen, awarded a $2.6 million CRC-P grant.

For the first time, the event was recorded live to Facebook. Watch it now .
Have you presented your research at HIC in the last few years? Your work can be shared with the wider community. You are invited to submit to the HISA Journal Club for publication.
Mental health care is becoming increasingly topical in healthcare debates across Australia. This event presents real-world examples and insights from speakers who have been involved in complex digital transformation projects and increasing digitisation of health systems to better harvest and utilise health data.

Guest speakers will include Dr Christopher Lemon, a Medical Officer at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, and Damien McCaul, Project Manager for Clinical Measurement and Benchmarking at InforMH.
When: Thursday 18 October 2018 @ 6:00PM

Where: Macquarie Health, 35 Moore Street, Leichhardt, NSW 2040

Contact: Sharlene Gunatilake
03 9326 3311
A grand round event for the  Chief X Information Officer Network  will be held at the Translational Research Institute on Tuesday 30 October from 12pm – 1.30pm . Focusing on the theme of  Improving quality and safety by leveraging digital technology , the event will be facilitated by Dr Clair Sullivan. Speakers include Aman Dayal, Dr George Margelis, Dr Monica Trujillo and Renea Collins.
This event is free and can be attended in person or online.  You do not have to be a CXIO to register .
When: Tuesday 30 October 2018 @ 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Where: Brisbane or ONLINE

Contact: Meera Rajagopal
03 9326 3311
Health Data Analytics 2018 brings together Australia’s digital health innovators and community healthcare leaders.

It returns to Melbourne next week on 22-23 October at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins.
Only 3 weeks to go until Western Australia’s premier digital health event, HITWA 2018, takes place on Friday 9 November at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre!
Make 2018 the year you join
NEW MEMBERS - Take advantage of pro-rata membership rates and join HISA now .
Important Dates

Health Data Analytics 22-23 October
HITWA 9 November
HISA would like to acknowledge our Premium+ Members . #yourock