19 March 2019
Message from the CEO
Be #HIC #rockstars

Every year we wait in anticipation as the HIC call for papers closes ( March 29 this year !) and we are never disappointed.

The calibre of submissions is outstanding and it is the task of our army of reviewers to undertake the painstaking review process and select the best. Until now, this prestigious opportunity has mostly been dedicated to individual research, stories and case studies.

The Don Walker Award and the Branko Cesnik Award are presented to the best academic/scientific and industry presentations. So, it is with great pleasure I announce on behalf of the HISA Board we will be recognising the great work of organisations in a new category this year– the HISA Enterprise Achievement Award for Digital Health

If you are a hospital or healthcare organisation, implementation team, a collaborative group, government department or any other collaboration with an outstanding achievement we want you to tell us all about it. The award launches this week and you can follow the Awards and Scholarship page for updates. 
Dr Louise Schaper
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. You may be eligible to be part of the group - check out the Network and be invited to the April series of executive events April 9,10, 11 .
These members will be receiving movie passes after being successful in the Membership Renewal Early Bird draw:

  • John Aloizos – QLD
  • Brett Esler – VIC
  • Andy Fodor – VIC

And don't forget it is now Renew-a-thon until March 30! Pay your membership invoice to be in the running for prizes.

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.


Make the most of the delegates who will be attending HIC 2019 in Melbourne this year (12-14 August ) and sponsor a breakfast or dinner event. Only two events remaining. Your business can tell a unique story if you work with a partner, implementer or consumer in an intimate forum.  Contact Carly to discuss your options at #HIC19.
Sponsor a breakfast or dinner @ HIC

We're getting a great response to the first allied health professionals Digital Health Position Statement and as a result of demand we are extending the Feedback Survey deadline to 31 March. Thank you to everyone who has already commented and we look forward to responses from more of our community.

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.

Submissions close Friday 5 April 2019 .
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 and  Dr Nicola Yuen (pictured). 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.
When Wednesday 20 March 2019

Where Auditorium, Monash School of Rural Health
26 Mercy Street in Bendigo VIC 3055
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.
When Thursday 28 March 2019

Where Mercure Hotel Brisbane
85-87 North Quay, Brisbane, Queensland  4000
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
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
HISA would like to acknowledge our Premium+ Members . #yourock