Voting info for HISA members

The Board of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and the Council of the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) are pleased to invite you to vote on the proposal to combine and form a new peak body for digital health and health informatics - the Australasian Institute of Digital Health. An Extraordinary Meeting for HISA members will be held on: Tuesday 17 December at [...]
New whitepaper: What is digital health?

New whitepaper: What is digital health?

Digital health represents a paradigm shift and the implications for healthcare are profound, according to a whitepaper released today by HISA and the Digital Health Workforce Academy. The whitepaper What is digital health and why does it matter? was written by HISA Board Member David Rowlands, who authored the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) Program [...]
Congratulations to the 2019 HISA Awards winners

Congratulations to the 2019 HISA Awards winners

The following awards were announced at the annual Gala Dinner during HIC 2019 in Melbourne. The Jon Hilton award For Excellence in Primary Care Informatics recognises a person or organisation who best personifies the priorities for which Jon was such an advocate, including innovation in primary, community care and chronic disease management. This was awarded [...]
Allied health professionals call to action

Allied health professionals call to action

Australia’s highly skilled allied health workforce has been called to action to adopt a coordinated approach to digital health and inspire the next wave of innovative, disruptive solutions that address immediate healthcare challenges. Launching the first Allied Health Informatics position statement today the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) said allied health professionals have the [...]
Vale Dr Andrew P. Howard

Vale Dr Andrew P. Howard

Our friend, mentor and digital health crusader passed away in Melbourne on Monday 13 May 2019. Andrew's inveterate passion and rampant enthusiasm for making a difference changed healthcare services for all Australians. Andrew began his career journey in medical practice. He was frustrated by paper medical charts, patient files and hard copy ECGs and pathology [...]