October 30 2018
Message from the CEO
Calling on the community: It’s always very rewarding to go out to our digital health community with a question. Whether we are undertaking a consultation project or a piece of research like the recent cybersecurity survey, our members and stakeholders are generous in sharing their knowledge. The responses we receive provide us with valuable digital health intelligence which continues to help us build capacity for digital health in Australia. 

So I’m confident that our call for expressions of interest in the next telehealth and virtual care conference will bring a wave of innovative and inspiring content from our community. HISA’s annual telehealth and virtual care conference ATC 2019 returns to Brisbane next 3-4 April.  You have until Friday 7 December to submit an abstract.

Get together with your colleagues and look at relevant projects, or consider what research and investigation you could share. We want to hear from you!
Dr Louise Schaper
Momentum is building around digital health and health informatics in WA. While we await the final outcome of the sustainable health review, and with a digital strategy already commissioned by the Government, HITWA 18 offers unrivalled opportunity for WA's digital health community to come together and join the discussion. How will WA deliver healthcare in the digital age and what does our future healthcare system look like?

HITWA will be held on Friday 9 November, hurry to register here and connect with WA’s digital health community. 

Interested in being part of HITWA with one of the last two exhibition displays? Contact Carly now.
Health Data Analytics 2018 competition winners
When you are at a data conference, it’s the perfect time to update your personal HISA profile!  Vicki Bennett, My Health Record Data Unit Head, from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (right) and Yanping Zhang, Project Manager, for the ACT Government, updated their contact details in the HISA database to win a prize during HDA last week.
Needed: Children’s football/soccer boots and clothing
HISA CEO, Dr Louise Schaper, is heading to Thailand in December to spend some time with a charity that works with children in remote hill tribes of Northern Thailand.

"The kids are mad for soccer / football and have asked if I could take with me as many second-hand kids soccer shoes as I can carry. I’d like to take a suitcase full of them so if you have any spare soccer shoes that you can donate, please let me know. Second-hand clothes would also be welcomed (all sizes and shapes), so any clothes you can spare will also be gratefully received by the kids (age range from 4 to late teens). Most of the 400 children are orphans and they all live in extreme poverty. Borderless Friendship is a fantastic organisation and gives 100% of all donations to the children – not a single dollar is spent on ‘admin’ expenses, as it is run by volunteers. You can find out more at Borderless Friendship.

Thanks. If you have stuff I can take with me, please just email me ceo@hisa.org.au."
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)
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.
A grand round event for the  Chief X Information Officer Network  will be held at the Translational Research Institute today 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
You're invited!

The HISA QLD Committee invites you to join us for end-of-year drinks at a networking event to celebrate the successes made at the end of a great year.                 

This event is a chance to catch up with your colleagues and fellow HISA QLD members.

When: Thursday 22 November 2018 @ 5:00PM

Where: Isles Lane Brisbane
Shop 10a/300 Queen St
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000

Contact: Sharlene Gunatilake
03 9326 3311
You're invited!

Join the HISA VIC Committee for end-of-year drinks to celebrate the successes and progress made during 2018.                 

It is a chance to network and catch up with your colleagues and fellow HISA VIC members.

Why not bring your friends and introduce them to HISA?
When: Friday 30 November 2018 @ 6:00PM

Where: Diesel Bar Melbourne
Level 1, 202 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Contact: Sharlene Gunatilake
03 9326 3311
Only 2 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!
We are currently accepting expressions of interest to present at Australia's premier virtual health conference, ATC. The conference will be taking place in Brisbane on 3-4 April 2019.
Make 2018 the year you join
NEW MEMBERS - Take advantage of pro-rata membership rates and join HISA now .
Important Dates

HITWA 9 November
ATC 3-4 April
HISA would like to acknowledge our Premium+ Members . #yourock