Dr David Hansen Chair, HISA Board and CEO, The Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO
David is the current Chair of the HISA Board for the past 2 years and has thoroughly enjoyed working with the HISA staff and fellow Board Directors. He is proud and excited about the new initiatives that the board has introduced for members – such as professional certification (CHIA), the webinar series, growth in the HIC conference and our advocacy and leadership efforts. The state branches and SIGs have never been stronger or more active. These and soon-to-be-announced initiatives are thanks to HISA’s active, engaged and growing membership. HISA has an important role to play in the ongoing efforts to introduce digital technologies into healthcare to improve Australia’s health system. David is keen to continue to work with HISA members to meet this challenge. In his ‘day job’ David is CEO of the Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO’s e-Health Research Program, leading 80 CSIRO scientists and engineers in e-Health research and implementation projects around Australia.
Dr Louise Schaper PhD CHIA FACHI, CEO, HISA
As leader of Australia’s peak body for digital health, Dr Louise Schaper is a passionate advocate for the transformation of healthcare. Committed to the improvement of health outcomes enabled through innovative uses of technology and information, she has a global reputation in health informatics and digital health. From a background as an occupational therapist, Louise has a PhD in technology acceptance among health professionals, is a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Leadership Program and is a Certified Health Informatician. Louise has delivered over 100 conference presentations, has written for academic and industry publications and text books, is host of the Dissecting Digital Health podcast and she is always online.