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
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.