19 December 2018
Message from the CEO
At the close of our 25 th anniversary year, I’d like to warmly thank our members and stakeholders for their enthusiasm and support for HISA’s work this year.

Thanks to your expertise and guidance, HISA was able to contribute to the national strategy for digital health at national and state level; we developed white papers which triggered action in both nursing informatics and clinical informatics ; together with ACHI we launched the CXIO Network for clinical leaders in Australia; we formed the Digital Health Executives Network to enhance professional development more broadly; the Innovating Health thought leadership series brought together some of health’s most forward thinking executives; Communities of Practice are thriving and exploring new directions; and of course our well established CHIA program has now accredited 400+ digital health professionals and is growing steadily. In addition, we brought the community numerous opportunities for engagement and learning through our program of major conferences , branch events , breakfasts and webinars .
We have come a long way in 25 years and our national and international network has never been stronger. You can read more about our early days and the work of the founding members here .

Thank you for continuing to be part of the movement as we strive to build the world’s best health informatics and digital health-enabled workforce. I'd like to give my personal thanks to the wonderful team of people I work with every day, who give their all to HISA and our members and also to the fabulous team of volunteers who share their expertise and their time to advance digital health in Australia and abroad. #HISAriansRock!

Finally, HISA is proud to announce the first Honour Roll to recognise founders, leaders and the longest serving volunteers who have and continue to make our community strong. These outstanding contributors from all fields of healthcare, from clinical to ICT and government, have helped make Australia’s digital health community the successful movement it is today. You can view the list of names on the HISA website .  

We look forward to working with you in 2019.
Dr Louise Schaper
PhD, CHIA, FACHI
Holiday reading! Don't miss our blog item contributed by Professor Chris Bain from the HISA UX Network leadership group.
The  Call for Papers is open for HIC in Melbourne 12 – 14 August 2019 . As a presenter you will be heard by a broad and knowledgeable audience interested in hearing about your research and case studies, innovative ideas and life experiences. You will also be in contention for a prestigious HISA health informatics award. Bring us your success stories, your research and case studies! SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 15 MARCH 2019
Queensland Health has another round of accredited health informaticians under the CHIA program. Some of the 30 newly graduated CHIAs met in Brisbane to celebrate last week. Congratulations everyone! The CHIA program now has 400+ graduates nationally . To get your organisation involved email us for a discussion around how to get started on the program. 
HISA marks the close of its 25 th anniversary year celebrations by launching an Honour Roll to mark the contribution of HISA founders, leaders and volunteers. Each year as more volunteers dedicate their time to HISA Board, committees and other volunteer work, more names will be added to the Honour Roll. You can find the full Honour Roll here .
Are you a HISA member with a published paper on health informatics research? 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.
EVENTS
Dr Peter Cronin, Founder and Director of Strategic PartAddnerships and Data at Prospection, has over 15 years’ experience in healthcare businesses and working in clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand. With qualifications in medicine, business and technology, Peter will demonstrate how value can be added through collaboration, deep insights and the innovative use of data.

Peter will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for Australia to be a regional leader in the use of real-world data.
When : Thursday 14 February 2019
6:00 - 8:00PM

Where : Macquarie Health
Sydney, New South Wales  2040

Contact : Sharlene Gunatilake
03 9326 3311
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Important Dates

ATC 3-4 April 2019

HIC 12-14 August 2019
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