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 [...]

Branch nominations closed

HISA is pleased to advise that nominations have now closed for the branch committee leadership positions. As we received nominations equal to the number of open positions, there will be no voting process. Incoming committees will be announced at each State's AGM over the next six weeks.  

WHO consultation: Global strategy on digital health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a draft strategy Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-2024 and is inviting global consultation across healthcare to ensure the concepts and other content articulates a strong vision for global digital health. As Australia’s digital health community, together we have the opportunity to shape the digital health era through the [...]