HISA is pleased to invite you to respond to the Call for Submissions for HIC 2017, Australia’s Health Informatics Conference, to be held from 6 – 9 August 2017 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The deadline for submissions is 20 March 2017.  All submissions will be given automatic entry to HISA’s Branko Cesnik Award. To find out further information on the award please click here.

Industry case studies, academic/scientific papers and clinical case studies follow 10 key topic areas:

  • Analytics and the Learning Health System
    • Applications and research of data science in all areas of health and biomedicine
    • Population health, precision medicine and genomics
    • Natural language processing, artificial intelligence and deep learning
    • Data visualisation, data analysis, communication and simulation approaches
  • Clinical Informatics
    • Quality, safety and patient outcomes
    • User experience design UX, human-computer interaction and human factors
    • System and workflow implementation/change management/adoption and use
    • Clinical decision support
    • Data integrity, reliability
    • Clinical guidelines and evidence based practice
  • Digital Health Workforce Development
    • Informatics education and workforce development, building workforce capacity
    • Governance, change and adoption
  • Health Policy, Ethics and Business Models
    • New service delivery and business models of healthcare e.g. patient centred medical homes, decentralised and federated solutions
    • Health service delivery improvements/new service delivery models
    • Privacy and consent
    • Cybersecurity
    • Access and equity to healthcare
  • Informatics in Health Professional Education
    • Information technology in health professional education and the teaching of health informatics as a discipline.
  • Innovations, Informaticians and Digital Health Entrepreneurship
    • Innovative research and uses of emerging technology eg apps, wearables, virtual/augmented reality, robotics
    • Innovative uses of technology e.g. mHealth, telehealth, social media, web 2.0, medical technology
    • Strategic opportunities for investment and innovation
  • Integrated and Connected Care
    • Care across multiple disciplines/providers/regions/precincts
    • Managing healthcare in priority areas
    • Convergence of healthcare with social and community care
    • Integrated approaches to mental health, chronic disease
  • Interoperability and Informatics Infrastructure
    • Methods to develop and implement clinical data integration and exchange, including use of health IT standards (FHIR etc), secure messaging, standard data formats (eg continuity of care document or HL7, Clinical Document Architecture) and vocabularies (eg SNOMED, LOINC, ICD-9).
    • Convergence of data/interoperability between medical devices and EMRs
  • Participatory Medicine & Consumer Informatics – Involving the Patient
    • Enhancing two-way communication of information between consumer and clinician
    • Research and application of patient-facing technologies–such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), symptom tracking, fitness trackers, etc.
    • The consumer perspective, access and technology design to improve consumer experience
  • System Implementations and Digital Hospitals
    • Digital hospital implementations and change management
    • eMRs and digital records management
    • Medications management
    • Specialty systems

See site for full details: http://www.hisa.org.au/hic/papers/