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[ BLOG ] : Healthcare Executives and Employees Are Hacker Targets – 5 steps to Protect Them

[ BLOG ] : Healthcare Executives and Employees Are Hacker Targets – 5 steps to Protect Them

Tom Crampton Cybersecurity Community of Practice Steering Committee Member Cyber criminal activity continues to spread rapidly across Australian businesses of all sizes and in all industries. Healthcare is no exception, and frontline employees and ‘C-suite’ executives are increasingly the prime targets. While businesses may feel overwhelmed by the growing risk of cyber attacks and criminal [...]

Vale Dr Andrew P. Howard

Vale Dr Andrew P. Howard

Our friend, mentor and digital health crusader passed away in Melbourne on Monday 13 May 2019. Andrew's inveterate passion and rampant enthusiasm for making a difference changed healthcare services for all Australians. Andrew began his career journey in medical practice. He was frustrated by paper medical charts, patient files and hard copy ECGs and pathology [...]

Branch nominations closed

HISA is pleased to advise that nominations have now closed for the branch committee leadership positions. As we received nominations equal to the number of open positions, there will be no voting process. Incoming committees will be announced at each State's AGM over the next six weeks.  

WHO consultation: Global strategy on digital health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a draft strategy Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-2024 and is inviting global consultation across healthcare to ensure the concepts and other content articulates a strong vision for global digital health. As Australia’s digital health community, together we have the opportunity to shape the digital health era through the [...]

Congratulations Renew-a-thon winners

Congratulations Renew-a-thon winners

Thank you to everyone who joined HISA or renewed their membership before 30 March and were entered into the Renew-a-thon prize draw. Rosemary Beenie Tickets to HIC 2019 valued at $1,495 Paul Rumpff Tickets to the next ATC conference valued at $1,150 Sue Walker Tickets to Health Data Analytics 2019 valued at $1,050 Dr James [...]

2018 Cybersecurity in Australian Healthcare Survey results

2018 Cybersecurity in Australian Healthcare Survey results

HISA’s 2018 Cybersecurity in Australian Healthcare survey reached 48% of health services in regional/rural areas and 52% in metropolitan areas. We received responses from executives (23%), administrative staff (22%), IT staff (18%), clinicians (12%) and the remainder a mix of researchers, consultants, vendor specialists and board members. Respondents felt a strong sense of organisational responsibility [...]

HISA change of address

HISA change of address

HISA is on the move! From Monday 25 March 2019, HISA HQ will be located at 85 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne. All other contact details remain the same. The HISA office is closed Friday 22 March as the relocation is underway. We would love you to drop in and visit us or use the premises [...]

Congratulations to our three Early Bird renewers

Thank you to all of the HISA community who renewed their dues early! These members will be receiving movie passes after being successful in the Membership Renewal Early Bird draw: John Aloizos – QLD Brett Esler – VIC Andy Fodor – VIC And don't forget it is now Renew-a-thon until March 30! If you haven't [...]

ePatients – people like you and me

ePatients – people like you and me

[BLOG] by HISA's Leadership & Advocacy Director Dr Josie Di Donato Inspired by the wisdom of the past, I set the scene for this month’s topic - consumer informatics and ePatients…. Back in the day, the motor car company Ford had a philosophy on “customer choice” that went like this: Consumers could have any colour car [...]