Academic Scientific Papers

Academic/Scientific Papers

full papers, 4-6 pages, 2000-3000 words

For all accepted presentations (excludes posters), the abstract will appear in the HIC 2018 Conference App and the paper will be published in the prestigious IOS Press series. The paper will be published with IOS Press as part of their ‘Studies in health technology and informatics’ series and it will be Open Access rather than printed. HISA and ACHI encourage you to contribute and participate.

Submissions are encouraged across a range of healthcare settings including public and private hospitals, nursing, primary care, indigenous, aged and community care and multi-cultural services.

Thank you
We would like to thank all of our reviewers, in particular our HISA members and ACHI members, for their contribution to the program, their role is vital and we appreciate their time and effort.

Elizabeth CummingsElizabeth Cummings
HIC 2018 Academic/Scientific Co-Chair
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania and Deputy Chair, Nursing Informatics Australia

Angela RyanAngela Ryan
HIC 2018 Academic/Scientific Co-Chair
Deputy CCIO, General Manager, Clinical Programs, Australian Digital Health Agency and Vice President, ACHI



Authors are encouraged to submit under the following ten streams. The bullet points under each stream provides context of the type of content in those areas.

  • Analytics and the Learning Health System
    • Applications and research of data science in all areas of health and biomedicine
    • Population health, precision medicine and genomics
    • Natural language processing, artificial intelligence and deep learning
    • Data visualisation, data analysis, communication and simulation approaches
  • Clinical Informatics
    • Quality, safety and patient outcomes
    • User experience design UX, human-computer interaction and human factors
    • System and workflow implementation/change management/adoption and use
    • Clinical decision support
    • Data integrity, reliability
    • Clinical guidelines and evidence based practice
  • Digital Health Workforce Development
    • Informatics education and workforce development, building workforce capacity
    • Governance, change and adoption
  • Health Policy, Ethics and Business Models
    • New service delivery and business models of healthcare e.g. patient centred medical homes, decentralised and federated solutions
    • Health service delivery improvements/new service delivery models
    • Privacy and consent
    • Cybersecurity
    • Access and equity to healthcare
  • Informatics in Health Professional Education
    • Information technology in health professional education and the teaching of health informatics as a discipline.
  • Innovations, Informaticians and Digital Health Entrepreneurship
    • Innovative research and uses of emerging technology eg apps, wearables, virtual/augmented reality, robotics
    • Innovative uses of technology e.g. mHealth, telehealth, social media, web 2.0, medical technology
    • Strategic opportunities for investment and innovation
  • Integrated and Connected Care
    • Care across multiple disciplines/providers/regions/precincts
    • Managing healthcare in priority areas
    • Convergence of healthcare with social and community care
    • Integrated approaches to mental health, chronic disease
  • Interoperability and Informatics Infrastructure
    • Methods to develop and implement clinical data integration and exchange, including use of health IT standards (FHIR etc), secure messaging, standard data formats (eg continuity of care document or HL7, Clinical Document Architecture) and vocabularies (eg SNOMED, LOINC, ICD-9).
    • Convergence of data/interoperability between medical devices and EMRs
  • Participatory Medicine & Consumer Informatics – Involving the Patient
    • Enhancing two-way communication of information between consumer and clinician
    • Research and application of patient-facing technologies–such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), symptom tracking, fitness trackers, etc.
    • The consumer perspective, access and technology design to improve consumer experience
  • System Implementations and Digital Hospitals
    • Digital hospital implementations and change management
    • eMRs and digital records management
    • Medications management
    • Specialty systems

Key dates

Submissions close Wednesday 14 March 2018
Notifications Tuesday 1 May 2018
Resubmission for acceptances Monday 14 May 2018

Make sure your research, your project, your innovation, your experience, your learnings are a part of the biggest health informatics and e-health event on the 2017 calendar.


All submissions will be given automatic entry to HISA’s Branko Cesnik Award. To find out further information on the award please click here.