05 March 2019
Message from the CEO
Advocating for allied health: For some months, HISA has been working in collaboration with the Victorian Allied Health Working Group to pursue ground-breaking advocacy work supporting the allied health sector across Australia.
Spearheading this is the draft Digital Health Position Statement released for public consultation until 18 March 2019. It’s intended to be a go-to resource for allied health professionals, health service managers and digital health leaders delivering healthcare in the digital age.
To date, digital health reform has mostly focused on acute care. However, as the Paper states: “With allied health professionals’ holistic focus on the individual in the context of their environment, it’s time for allied health to have their seat at the decision-making table and on the front line of healthcare innovation through digital health”. We’d like to hear from members and stakeholders and I encourage you to review the whole paper and provide your feedback.
Dr Louise Schaper
Don't miss out on your chance to be a HIC presenter this year! 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.


Health leaders & innovators talk about AI
HISA’s Innovating Health Series continued last week with another executive design session in Melbourne. In partnership with Accenture and The Royal Australian College of Radiologists (RANZCR), this event explored the opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and the challenges and ethical considerations of change. We thank Prof Liz Kenny (AO) and Natalia Vukolova from RANZCR for exploring this topic around radiation oncology and clinical radiology. RANZCR have released draft ethical principles for AI open for consultation. Finally, HISA has a Precision Medicine Community of Practice for members who would like to become more involved.
Photo: Greg Moran HISA, Prof Liz Kenny (AO) RANZCR Chair AI Working Group, Natalia Vukolova CEO RANZCR

Consultation opens on Allied Health Position Statement
Have your say on the first digital health community Position Statement for Allied Health. Members and stakeholders are invited to download the paper and complete the survey by 18 March.

Download the 2018 cybersecurity survey results
HISA’s 2018 Cybersecurity in Australian Healthcare survey reached 48% of health services in regional/rural areas and 52% in metropolitan areas. Now you can download the results in a PDF to share in your healthcare workplace.

If you are a HISA member and would like to get more involved and stay informed about cybersecurity through the Community of Practice please contact us.

Calling on digital health executives

Have you heard about HISA's new Digital Health Executives Network (DHEN) formed by a collaboration of senior digital health executives across Australia? The Network is a specialised forum for executive and senior leaders in digital health to share information, collaborate and network. It will also provide professional development and recognition programs. You may be qualified to be part of the group - check out the Network and be part of our April roadshow.

Nursing Informatics Australia Conference 2019 - Call for Papers
NIA is inviting nurses and midwives from all healthcare settings to submit an abstract addressing this year’s conference theme: Nursing career paths in digital health.


[BLOG] ePatients - people like you and me

By HISA's Leadership & Advocacy Director Dr Josie Di Donato
Inspired by the wisdom of the past, I set the scene for this month’s blog on consumer informatics and ePatients….

Back in the day, the motor car company Ford had a philosophy on “customer choice” that went like this: Consumers could have any colour car as long as it was black. Roll in competition from General Motors (GM) and theirs was an alternate view: A company with a single option was doomed to mediocrity. What the market needed was “a car for every purse and purpose”. Polar opposites in thinking. Aversion to change versus commitment to tweaks each year to keep the brand fresh and new.
In both cases though, the underlying approach to customer-centredness wasn’t different. In both cases, the manufacturer knew best. What does any of this have to do with ePatients and consumer informatics you ask? 

My Health Record P resentation & panel
Join the guest panel to discuss the My Health Record following the closure of the opt-out period. What are the views of the Australian Digital Health Agency, consumers, State Government, the healthcare industry and Primary Health?

Sponsored by MKM Health and Telstra Health
When : Tonight, Tuesday 5 March 2019
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Where : Telstra Building,
242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.

Contact : Renny Conroy
03 9326 3311
Wednesday 20 March 2019
Auditorium, Monash School of Rural Health

Next in the CXIO Network grand round event series, HISA takes the discussion to regional Victoria.
Focusing on the theme "Is there a link between EHRs and clinician burnout?", the event will be facilitated by Dr Jason Fletcher (left) and Dr Nicola Yuen. Speakers include Dr Cameron Knott, Dr Diana Badcock, Dr George Margelis, Kate Renzenbrink, Sally Harris and Dr Jason Fletcher.

This event is free and you do not have to be a CXIO or a network member to register.

EXCLUSIVE HISA Breakfast with NHS Chief Information Officer Will Smart - presented by the Innovating Health and Accenture partnership and the Australian eHealth Research Centre
Thursday 28 March 2019
Mercure Hotel Brisbane

The UK's NHS Chief Information Officer Will Smart will be joined on stage by top health and tech leaders to explore the future of AI in health across patient care, tools and services, and the healthcare system of the future. ​
Register now to secure your place, numbers are limited.

Join our guest speakers exclusively online for this CXIO webinar “ To err is human ” presented by digital health leading researchers and commentators from the US Dr David Bates and Dr Hardeep Singh who will talk on their paper published in November 2018: Two Decades Since To Err Is Human: An Assessment Of Progress And Emerging Priorities In Patient Safety. To find out more and register, click here .
When : Friday 8 March 2019
8.00am - 9.00pm

Where : Online via GoToWebinar

Contact : Renny Conroy
03 9326 3311
Member webinar: UX Network
Everyone is on board with usability and user experience design, but how do you know when you’ve got a good (or a bad!) experience?

Dr Chris Marmo will provide practical examples of how leaders, design and product teams, and clinicians, can evaluate the user experience of clinical systems and and environments, with some tips on what to do with what they learn. 

When : Tuesday 19 March 2019
12.00pm - 1.00pm

Where : Online via GoToWebinar

Contact : Renny Conroy
03 9326 3311
Three NCTS webinars in March
These webinars are suitable for anyone interested in learning about SNOMED CT-AU and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT).
When : Intro to FHIR -Tuesday 5 March from 11am to 12pm; Intro to NCTS - Thursday 7 March from 1.30pm to 2.30pm; FHIR terminology services - Tuesday 12 March from 2pm to 3pm. (all times AEDT).

Where : Online via GoToWebinar

Contact : ADHA Help Center
1800 901 001
Make 2019 the year you join
HISA always welcomes new members , so join HISA now .
Important Dates

ATC 2019 Brisbane 3-4 April 2019

NIA 2019 Melbourne- 11 August 2019

HIC 2019 Melbourne 12-14 August 2019
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