About HIC

The Health Informatics Conference (HIC) is Australia’s premier and longest-running digital health and health informatics conference and expo.

Presented by HISA, Australia’s digital health community, it offers three days of clinical, scientific and academic presentations, case studies and success stories as well as free workshops, masterclasses, networking opportunities and a prestigious gala dinner and awards night.

HIC is the meeting place for:

  • Digital health research, trends and knowledge exchange
  • Thought leadership and influence
  • Public and private health sector innovation
  • Health tech, start-ups and digital entrepreneurship

If you are in the business of healthcare, you are invited to partner with us, or present your healthcare solutions and innovations in front of Australia’s digital health leaders, decision-makers and forward-thinkers.

HIC 2019 coordination committee

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu

Chair HIC 2019 and Infectious Diseases Physician

Melbourne Health

Dr Nathan Pinskier

Dr Nathan Pinskier

Co-Chair – Primary Care Stream HIC 2019 and Former Chair RACGP, REC Practice Technology and Management

Julianne Badenoch

Julianne Badenoch

Primary Care Stream HIC 2019 and Clinical Reference Lead, Ex-Board Director, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association

Australian Digital Health Agency

A/Prof Paul Cooper

A/Prof Paul Cooper

Chair - Industry Stream HIC 2019 and Director

Calliston Consultants

A/Prof Graeme Hart

A/Prof Graeme Hart

Chair - Hospitals/Acute Stream HIC 2019 and Associate Professor

Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre

David  Rowlands

David Rowlands

Chair - Workshop Program HIC 2019 and Chief Health Informatician Workforce & Professional Advancement Director

HISA

Dr Liz Cummings

Dr Liz Cummings

Co-Chair - Academic Stream HIC 2019 and Research Fellow

University of Tasmania

Dr Mark Merolli

Dr Mark Merolli

Co-Chair - Academic Stream HIC 2019 and Academic Director of Digital Health

Swinburne University of Technology

Neville Board

Neville Board

Committee Member HIC 2019 and Chief Digital Health Officer

Department of Health and Human Services

Dr Louise Schaper

Dr Louise Schaper

Committee Member HIC 2019 and CEO

HISA

Heather Hunt

Heather Hunt

Marketing Lead HIC 2019 and Communications, Marketing & Engagement Director

HISA

Greg  Moran

Greg Moran

Director, Strategy and Business Development

HISA

A brief history of HIC

The first Health Informatics Conference took place in Brisbane on 2-3 August 1993. Its title was ‘Health Informatics into the Twenty First Century’. It consisted of 309 participants, 11 sponsors and 16 trade exhibitors. The second day of the conference saw the birth of the Health Informatics Society of Australia. HISA was created as a national focus point for health informatics activities and to promote and advocate for health informatics and e-health.

Since 1993 HISA and HIC have grown to become the leading organisation and conference for health informatics in Australia. Today, HIC attracts around 1000 delegates per year, 50 exhibitors and sponsors and supporting organisations. HIC’s speakers are leaders in health informatics research, technology and policy from all over the world.

The purpose of HIC is to bring together stakeholders from every area of healthcare and facilitate their collaboration on health informatics projects. HIC also aims to bring in those within the healthcare sector who were previously unaware that they were working in health informatics roles. Although thousands of people employed in the healthcare sector in Australia are doing health informatics work, they are often unaware of the fact.

By connecting these people to each other and to the professional education provided by HIC, HISA aims to improve our healthcare system and by extension the health of all Australians.

Want to see how the first HIC looked like?