HISA Clinical Informatics Network group will lead and create opportunities to influence and shape the digital health agenda. The group has its origins at HIC 2016, where delegates attended a workshop to contribute to an emerging Clinical Informatics agenda for Australia. Small workshop groups identified challenges and issues facing Clinical Informatics. The broad issues they identified were: education, standards, interoperability, silos, change management and project management. These issues will guide HISA’s growing Clinical Informatics Network.

Clinical informatics membership

Are you involved in clinical informatics? Do you have any suggestions, ideas or would like to get involved in this community of practice?

Leadership

Dr Yasmine Probst

Dr Yasmine Probst

Chair

Bio

Senior Lecturer,
University of Wollongong

Yasmine is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong and Research Fellow with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. She has held two consecutive NHMRC fellowships and her research is focused on food composition and nutrition (health) informatics with an interest in dietary modelling, dietary assessment methodology moving towards data analytics and artificial intelligence for nutrition. She coordinates the nutrition and dietetics honors program and also teaches research theory to under- and post graduate students for nutrition and dietetics. She has held multiple food industry consultancy projects with a number of leading Australian companies with an emphasis on systematic literature review.

Yasmine’s research has focused on technological applications in the field of dietetics. She completing her PhD in 2006 researching the development, testing and implementation of an automated dietary assessment website for use in the primary healthcare setting. She was awarded a 2015 Food and Agriculture Organization Success Story Award for her work in food composition.

Yasmine is also recognised as an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and holds dual Masters qualifications in Dietetics and Health Informatics. She continues to be an active member of the Dietitians Association of Australia, Nutrition Society of Australia, and off course HISA.

Michael Hosking, CHIA

Michael Hosking, CHIA

Co-Chair

Bio

Digital Health Consultant
Clinnovation Limited

Michael is passionate about assisting the collaboration of healthcare with electronic systems toward sustainable health systems and policies for optimal, equitable healthcare outcomes. He is an experienced, registered Occupational Therapist and has worked clinically for public health organisations across Victoria, Australia. Poor user experience, inefficient systems and interoperability issues provided inspiration to assist the change toward more effective healthcare system design.

Previously in roles with Orion Health developing their Hospital based products and with Precision Driven Health leading a research project, he is now working on the New Zealand Healthcare and Disability System Review in the Digital and Data workstream.

His interests lie in effective, sustainable health policies and digital technologies facilitated by clinically lead co-design and data-driven decision making. These approaches can enable improved healthcare research, clinical workflows and healthcare outcomes. Michael is driven to face healthcare challenges as opportunities for us to collaboratively explore new and alternative approaches with consumers and clinical users. He looks forward to when healthcare delivery and peoples experiences of managing their own health are enabled by secure digital technologies and effective artificial intelligence in a way that becomes seamless and invisible.

Jayne Barclay, CHIA

Jayne Barclay, CHIA

 

Bio

Manager – Diagnostic Solutions,
Mater Health Services

As a Medical Imaging Technologist, Jayne has actively pursued a career in the Medical Imaging Informatics and Technology field of Radiology. She has gained valuable experience from the roles held in both the Private and Public sectors, specialising in PACS, RIS and AVS systems.

She does not believe in innovation for innovation’s sake, rather resolutions to workflow and clinical issues that will ensure patients will receive high quality care throughout their clinical pathway. ICT solutions to support strategic and operational business plans in a clinical setting are also of great interest.

Dr George Margelis

Dr George Margelis

 

Bio

Adjunct Associate Professor – TeleHealth Research & Innovation Laboratory,
University of Western Sydney

Dr George Margelis is a medical practitioner who has been deeply involved in technology for the last 30 years. Originally trained as an optometrist, he started tinkering with computers in 1981 when he bought his first PC, a Sinclair ZX80, before going back to medical school to complete his training at the University of Sydney. During that time he started a software distribution company that grew to one of the largest direct software sales companies in Australia.

He was CIO of a private hospital group as well as managing an innovative software development team that produced a personal health record for Australians 10 years before the PCEHR.

He joined Intel in 2005, and then Intel-GE Care Innovations as they tried to radically transform healthcare, and has some amusing stories he can share about that time. In 2014 he returned to Intel as Health & Life Sciences Lead for Australia & New Zealand.

In 2013 he was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney with the TeleHealth Research & Innovation Laboratory (THRIL), and is also currently a member of Ignition Labs a startup incubator in the health space as well as a number of advisory roles.

He is passionate about addressing the natural tension that exists between good healthcare and good technology.

Chris O’Donnell

Chris O’Donnell

 

Bio

Director of Nursing, Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Clinical Excellence Division,
Queensland Health

Chris is a passionate Nurse Practitioner who champions the importance of clinical informatics as a critical component of the patient journey through the health care system. From taking big data to predict patient outcomes right through to creating digital adjuncts to enhance care, Chris is a passionate innovator who has a strong track record of using digital technologies to develop person focused, tailored health care solutions. When he is not working on (or avoiding) his PhD he is also a passionate CrossFitter. Despite being quite new to the sport, he will gladly bend your ear about the benefits of burpee’s and deadlifts given half a chance.

Jeremy Roach, CHIA

Jeremy Roach, CHIA

 

Bio

Senior Business Analyst, eOHR Project,
Centre for Oral Health Strategy, NSW

Jeremy is experienced across different spectrums of digital health, at state and national levels – his roles expand transformations in clinical terminology and clinical system safety, electronic medications management, electronic clinical documentation and assessments in both critical care and community health settings, and a full electronic clinical record and public health initiatives in oral health. His current appointment is with the Centre for Oral Health Strategy, NSW. His focus is in business and technical workflows, frequently leverages technical toolkits, and although challenging, drives the clinical terminology and interoperability standards agenda.

Jeremy is focused on smart digitalisation, de-siloing healthcare, and aligning purposeful technologies to aid the clinical workflow to improve patient outcomes. He Is focused on building awareness of the importance of well-rounded digital health skilled clinical leadership in our organisations, as well as clinical leadership in digital health and clinical informatics.

Jeremy is a registered Pharmacist, with mental health advance practice qualifications, half a masters in Health Science, stoke specialisation and clinical epidemiology, and is a Certified Health Informatician of Australasia (CHIA).

Dr Mark Santamaria, CHIA

Dr Mark Santamaria, CHIA

 

Bio

Emergency Physician,
Alfred Health

Mark is an Emergency Physician with over 25 years experience in public health, both in Australia and England. The last 17 of those years he has been appointed at The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre in Melbourne, Australia, gaining expertise in the critical decision making demands of a busy, and complex, tertiary emergency medicine setting. Apart from this clinical role, Dr Santamaria is an active member of the team responsible for the transition to an electronic health record (EHR) at Alfred Health. This includes the interpretation of the clinical environment into electronic workflows that can be developed and implemented for the Emergency Department.

His ambitions are to reduce the variance in healthcare delivery across Australia, and to improve the balance between productivity demands and the quality of care provided to individuals.

Dr Angie Shafei

Dr Angie Shafei

 

Bio

Digital Health Fellow,
Stanford Medicine X

Angie is a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management at Flinders University. She is a Clinical Pathologist and Health Management Consultant with extensive clinical and laboratory management experience. Angie has 20+ years of leadership experience in the medical, education, quality and accreditation sectors in Australia, North Africa and the Gulf. She is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and Co-founder of InnovateInn, a Technology start-up specializing in Medtech and AgriTech. She is a research commercialization expert with hands-on experience in Health Transformation, who uses her unique interdisciplinary expertise to engage in translational research.

Angie has published in peer-reviewed publications on the Consumer Experience (CX), mHealth, Telehealth and patient-centred service delivery models. Her Doctorate of Business Administration focused on patient-centred models of healthcare, developing new service delivery models for continuous improvements and involved co-design to improve consumer experiences. Her Medical Doctorate focused on studies on Interferon Alpha Gene Expression on Human Hepatic Cells. She is currently doing a Doctorate in Health Economics. Angie’s research interests span the healthcare consumer journey and experience, digital health and uses of emerging technology in improving the healthcare delivery including health apps, wearables, virtual reality, mHealth, telehealth, web 2.0 and social media in health.

Apurv Walia

Apurv Walia

 

Bio

Consultant

Apurv has spent 7 years in eHealth and 2 years in business advisory with consulting firms. He is passionate about value-based care delivery and the six domains of health quality.

He has completed MBA(strategy) from Melbourne Business School and ESADE, Barcelona; combined with Masters in IT and Product Design certification from Delft, Norway and Harvard.

Michelle Winning, CHIA

Michelle Winning, CHIA

 

Bio

Co Director, Digital Healthcare Delivery
HITEC

As a Nursing Informatics leader, both within a Health Service and at State level, I have played a fundamental role in unlocking the value of Queensland Health’s Digital platform through pioneering development of real-time Clinical Dashboards. To date I have been involved in the development, scaling and transition of over 100 individual frontline Clinical Analytic tools into clinical workflows across multiple Hospital and Healthcare Services within Queensland.

I possess a broad range of knowledge and experience of how Clinical Informaticians have supported the successful translation of new technologies, models of care and innovations in partnership with IT leaders, Chief Nursing and Medical Executives and clinical leaders.

I have successfully published in peer reviewed journal articles, led the development of a Digital Safety Incident Framework endorsed by QH, and lectured at University of Queensland, Queensland Digital Academy and Clinical Excellence Queensland in the field of clinical informatics.

Webinars

An explanation of how clinical terminologies can be used to help healthcare professionals. Presented by Michael Hosking, Co-Chair, Clinical Information Community of Practice.

News

National Clinical Terminology Service webinar series February 2019

National Clinical Terminology Service webinar series February 2019

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) of the Australian Digital Health Agency is presenting four introductory webinars during February 2019. These webinars are suitable for anyone interested in learning about SNOMED CT-AU and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT). 1. Introduction to SNOMED CT-AU terminology This is a one-hour webinar held on Tuesday 12 February 2019, [...]

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Clinical Informatics White Paper launched

Clinical Informatics White Paper launched

Digital health leaders are invaluable to the transformation of Australian healthcare. More and more we are seeing leaders across the health system called on to help educate, inform and inspire change in hospitals and healthcare organisations. In acknowledging the important role clinicians play in leading digital transformation in health, HISA is pleased to launch a [...]

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New national CXIO Network launched today

New national CXIO Network launched today

HISA welcomes the launch today of a new network for clinical leaders in digital health. The Chief X Information Officer (CXIO) Network will facilitate digital health adoption and uptake in hospitals and healthcare organisations across Australia. HISA and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) launched the CXIO Network today in partnership with the Australian [...]

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