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HISA CEO Dr Louise Schaper announces a new podcast series “Dissecting Digital Health” – 

Welcome to Dissecting Digital Health! 

I’ve been looking for a way to highlight the fabulous people across the planet who dedicate their lives to improving healthcare through health informatics and digital health and this podcast series was born to help achieve that goal.

I talk to people I’ve known for years and people I meet 5 minutes before we record the podcast. I speak to a diverse group of people; from legends of the health informatics world, to people you might never have heard of; clinicians, researchers, captains of industry, students, technologists, and even a theoretical physicist or two. We talk about their career journeys, what motivates and drives them, what they are working on now and the legacy they want to leave behind.

You will find a common thread amongst this diverse cornucopia is passion. Dissecting Digital Health guests are nothing if not passionate advocates for a better healthcare future enabled by data and technology, and getting high quality information into the hands of patients and clinicians to improve health outcomes. They know we can, and must, do better and they’re dedicating their lives to that objective.

You will find a ‘back-catalogue’ published in relatively quick succession, and following that we plan to publish weekly.

This is going to be great fun and I know you’ll enjoy listening along. I’m keen to get your feedback so please email me at [email protected] with your ideas and suggestions. Enjoy!


How to listen:

The below list of DDH episodes will be added to in chronological order of publication each time we have a new episode out in the podcast-verse.

Links to the transcripts are available here:

  • DDH 001Dr Patti Brennan, National Library of Medicine (US)
  • DDH 002 — David Evans, British Computer Society (UK)
  • DDH 003 — Clinical A/Prof Terry Hannan, University of Tasmania Department of Medicine (AU)
  • DDH 004Dr Harpreet Sood, NHS Digital Health Academy (UK)
  • DDH 005Lyle Berkowitz (US) & George Margelis, (UA)
  • DDH 006Grahame Grieve, Health Intersections (UK)

Links to subscribe –  through your fav podcast app  Soundcloud, iTunes and GooglePlay.

Follow our podcast adventures on twitter @DDHpodcast and me @louise_schaper


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.