HIC 2020 BRISBANE 27 – 29 JULY

About Health Informatics Conference

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.

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

HIC 2020 strategic advisory committee

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Chair, HIC 2020

Director General
Queensland Health

Dr Chris Bain

Dr Chris Bain

Co Chair Academic/ Scientific

Digital Health Lead
Monash University

Dr Mark Merolli

Dr Mark Merolli

Co Chair Academic/ Scientific

Senior Lecturer & Research Fellow
The University of Melbourne

Dr Clair Sullivan

Dr Clair Sullivan

Chair Clinical

Chief Digital Health Officer
Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Sherri Watkins

Sherri Watkins

Chair Industry

General Manager Health
Interactive

Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay

Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay

Director, Digital Health and Innovation
University of Technology Sydney

Dr David Hansen

Dr David Hansen

Chair
HISA

Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes

Health Informatician
Queensland Health

Ann Maree Liddy

Ann Maree Liddy

Prof Keith McNeil

Prof Keith McNeil

Chief Clinical Information Officer
Queensland Health

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.