Joan Edgecumbe was one of HISA’s founding members and over HISA’s 25-year history she occupied the role of Executive Officer, committee member and Board member, until her retirement in 2011.
She worked at The Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne for over 40 years, and until her retirement in 2015, she was part of the eHealth Education team.
Joan’s outstanding contribution to Australia’s digital health community through her knowledge, and drive for health informatics was documented in this brief history developed to celebrate HISA’s 25th anniversary in 2018.
On the announcement of Joan’s passing HISA’s inbox was flooded with messages of condolence and reflections on people’s memories of Joan. The messages have been so touching that we thought they deserved to be read by many. So we encourage you to submit any thoughts on this page. We will make sure they are passed on to Joan’s family.
If you have any kind words, stories or lessons regarding Joan you would like to share, please feel free.