Innovation is key to unlocking Australia’s digital health future. When you join HISA you will meet the forward-thinking health professionals leading the way. Find out what is happening in hospitals and healthcare organisations and learn about change at the system level. Everyone has a role to play. HISA connects you to national and global innovators, entrepreneurs and change agents! Be part of the new conversation.


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Innovating Health

HISA, in partnership with Accenture, are pleased to be continuing to build Innovating Health – our thought leadership series.

Through a series of round-table events targeting topical health industry challenges, we aim to raise the profile of the digital health innovation agenda in healthcare. To create a new conversation we seek to bring together health leaders with industry experts, challenge the zeitgeist with disruptive perspectives, harness our collective ideation and ultimately generate new solutions to stimulate sector change.

Never before has the Australian health system experienced such an imperative to change and the need to transform is vital for both system sustainability and improved population health. The stage is now set for innovative change through the implementation of new digital technologies at a time of rapidly changing business models, policy reforms, the rise of health consumerism and personalised service led reform.


Dr Brendan Lovelock (Chair)

Health Practice Lead
Cisco Systems

Dr Brendan Lovelock leads Cisco’s Health business in Australia and New Zealand. Brendan has an extensive national and international background in technology commercialisation and management with experience across the health, consumer electronics and the telecommunications industries. Brendan joined Cisco after 4 years as CEO of the Health Informatics Society of Australia. He has particular interests in the application of communication technologies in health and the enabling of consumers to make more informed decisions on their health and wellbeing. He has been a major contributor to recent Australian e-health reports including “A Vision for an Australian Healthcare System Transformed by Health Informatics” and “A Review of the Australian Health Informatics Workforce”.

Karen Gibson

Principal Consultant
The Checkley Group

Karen Gibson has been committed to advancing e-health in Australia for over 20 years. With a background in program and project management and a particular interest in electronic health records and strategic use of information, Karen has led a number of major e-health projects and has consistently contributed to progression of the health informatics agenda, including as a member of the HISA Board and as a past Deputy Chair of the IHTSDO.

Karen is currently working as e-health consultant with BT Australia. Previous roles include General Manager Strategic initiatives at NEHTA and Director E-Health Planning at Queensland Health.

With so much change now underway in the sector, this is an exciting time for the health informatics community, and through active participation on the HISA Board Karen aims to ensure that HISA delivers increasing value to its members and continues to contribute to the advancement of health informatics in Australia.

Ian Manovel

Innovation Principal Director
Health ANZ –

Ian Manovel is the innovation principal director for Health and Public Service at Accenture Australia. In this role he focuses on using innovation and thought leadership to drive change in health systems, to enhance productivity and improve health outcomes for patients.

With more than 20 years of experience working in healthcare and consulting, he brings skills in health analytics, coding, indicators, probability, risk stratification and clinical audit as well as experience growing new business streams by transforming bespoke services into defined products and accelerating sales volume.

Before joining Accenture, he held positions including clinician in primary and acute care, director of consulting at a UK consulting practice and Associate Director at a major health insurer. He was instrumental in delivering national casemix funding outcomes with the creation of healthcare resource groups within the Payment by Results (PbR) and NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) programs in the United Kingdom.

He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Monash University, a Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy from University of London and a Master of Health Management from Imperial College Business School in London. Interested in women’s issues from his work in the pharmacy industry, he volunteers his time to help organize fundraising events for Dressed for Success. He currently lives in Sydney, Australia—the perfect place to live for an avid sailor and diver.

Greg Moran

Innovation & Business

Greg leads strategic business development at HISA. He brings a broad range of experience working across the health sector in a range of private and public sector roles both in Queensland and New South Wales. Now living in Sydney, Greg will continue to grow the HISA brand and business to deliver greater value to its members and supporters. Greg is a keen cyclist who must get a ride in every few days!


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