Invitation for “smart” nurses in Western Australia

West Australian nurses will hear about the digital future of healthcare from leaders in the field at the annual e-health conference HITWA 2014.

One of the keynote speakers is Taylor Carter, the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Perth’s new state-of-the-art Fiona Stanley Hospital, which opens for general admissions in mid-November.  She will be speaking about health IT, or health informatics, and how it relates to nursing today.

The conference opens at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 7 November and is organised by the WA branches of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA).

HISA has a broad membership base including a strong nursing informatics group and an e-health certification program which now boasts Australia’s first accredited aged care nurse Donna Barton.

WA nurses who are interested in learning more about smart nursing in the new digital health future can join HISA and be part of a wide range of activities including nursing informatics.

Other HITWA 2014 speakers include Dr Merran Smith, Chief Executive, Population Health Research Network and W/Prof Fiona Wood AM, Director of the WA Burns Service who are speaking on the importance of leadership; Prof Moira Sim, Head of the School of Medical Sciences at ECU, speaking about being HIT ready for baby boomers in aged care and Lea Dias, Senior Pharmacist at Princess Margaret Hospital speaking on informatics and medication management.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend the only dedicated event that deals specifically with the unique challenges and opportunities for e-health in Western Australia.

REGISTER online today.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Released by HISA Communications Manager Heather Hunt 0429 453 306 [email protected]