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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 to Melbourne GP Dr Nathan Pinskier for excellence in innovation across the continuum of care.







The HISA Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr Jennifer Bichel-Findlay her for meritorious service to HISA.







The Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship was presented to Leanna Woods, University of Tasmania who also received the Moya Conrick Prize at the annual Nursing Informatics Conference for abstract titled Clinical nurse transitioning into health informatics: A research journey of innovation and collaboration.







The Don Walker Awards recognise the best submitted industry and clinical case study abstract:

Best Industry Abstract: Steve Reinecke, Proximity Systems for abstract titled Evaluating the use of UVC light devices in a clinical setting to reduce pathogens on computer workstations.







Best Clinical Abstract: Matiu Bush, RMIT University for abstract titled Conversation as therapy (CaTPin): The world’s first wearable to detect loneliness.







The Branko Cesnik Awards recognise the best academic/scientific paper and best student academic/scientific paper:

Best academic/scientific paper: A/Prof Kerryn Butler-Henderson, University of Tasmania for paper titled Exploring the health informatics occupational group in the 2018 Australian health information workforce census.







Best student academic/scientific paper: Timothy Kariotis, University of Melbourne for paper titled Mind the gap: Information sharing between health, mental health and social care services.







The HISA Enterprise Achievement Award aims to recognise an outstanding achievement in digital health by health enterprises and project teams. The inaugural award was won by the Sydney Adventist Hospital for the SanCare mobile app.


The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) has merged with the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) to form the Australasian Institute of Digital Health on Monday 24 February 2020. This site will no longer be updated and will be preserved for archive. Visit us at the Institute! www.digitalhealth.org.au.