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16 May 2017

Dr Louise Schaper

Message from the CEO
Optimism for opt-out: While the Budget was being scrutinised by health organisations at every angle last week, HISA was pleased to see a funding allocation of more than $370 million over the next two years to expand My Health Record by implementing national opt-out arrangements. By December 2018 there will be a health record for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. HISA will be working with the Australian Digital Health Agency as a conduit to the digital health community and will continue to represent members’ views. We will be advocating for best practice in digital health by building clinical informatics capacity in the health workforce, embedding innovation into the DNA of every healthcare organisation and listening to both consumers and clinicians as technology continues to impact all health system users. We will keep members updated as we learn more.

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Calling on all innovators, entrepreneurs, health practitioners, community groups, patient and consumer advocates and others who want to make a difference to healthcare – join our Hacking Health meeting at 4pm today (16 May) at the Rush Bar, Post Office Square, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane. Find out about this year’s Hacking Health during HIC 6-9 August. All welcome - register here!


Innovating Health
Knowledge translation is hot topic
In our rapidly changing world where the digital age is prominent and relevant in all our lives, we need to reflect on the role that digital plays in knowledge translation in healthcare.

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Innovating Health
Call for Papers - Health Data Analytics 2017
Using data to innovate and enable from community to tertiary healthcare. Be part of the conference bringing together Australia's digital health innovators and community healthcare leaders who are using data to improve their health services. Become a presenter at the Health Data Analytics conference! For guidelines, dates and specialty areas, click here.

Digital tools to improve child health
eHealth NSW and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network have formed a National Collaborative Network for Child Health Informatics and are looking for projects to identify empowering digital technologies. Interested?

First UX event at HIC: Learn about user experience (UX) in healthcare settings at our first dedicated event during HIC 2017 in Brisbane 6-9 August. Learn how to change the way you look at patient care and hear about global trends.

Call for student volunteers @HIC 2017
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to gain health informatics/event management experience, meet new people in your field, network and attend sessions in your free time. You can be part of the HIC event team and have fun!

Health Data Analytics 2017: Volunteers sought
Call for Papers closes on 2 June. We are looking for voluntary reviewers of the scientific, industry or clinical submissions for the conference. Please email HISA if you can lend a hand for this important role.
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On 25 May HISA QLD will present speakers on innovation driving the transformation of mental health care in Queensland and the enabling role of technology and health informatics. All welcome to attend. For more information, click here

MyHR adoption: Share your views
If you live in Victoria, you are invited to take part in a survey on My Health Record (MyHR) adoption in general practices. The survey is conducted by Mrs Urooj Raza Khan, from Charles Sturt University as part of Doctor of Information Technology program.

A HIC keynote speaker in 2016
Sylvia Freedman spoke on empowering a community through social media activism and bringing publicity to a silent epidemic. The co-founder of EndoActive, she is now inviting participation in a survey on the endometriosis patient experience. The research is for her Master of Philosophy, Medicine degree and the findings have the potential to inform ways of improving the practice of healthcare professionals.

The survey can be found here.
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Don't forget to purchase your tickets to Australia's premier Health Informatics Conference. Happening August 6-9 in Brisbane.
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Health Data Analytics will bring together Australia’s digital health innovators and community healthcare leaders who are using data to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of their health services.
October 11-12 in Brisbane

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Important Dates

HIC 6-9 August
HDA 11-12 October

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