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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 [...]

HISA advocating for Allied Health – invitation to comment

HISA has been working with the Victorian Allied Health Working Group on a digital health position statement to represent the interests of the allied health sector. Interested healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations are invited to be part of the public consultation process to ensure the position statement is: comprehensive, well supported with available evidence, advocates [...]

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu joins the science & tech superstars

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu joins the science & tech superstars

Congratulations to HISA Board Member, the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Dr Kudzai Kanhutu who has been recognised as one of the Superstars of STEM by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews, and Science & Technology Australia (STA). Now in its fifth year, Superstars of STEM have celebrated Australian female scientists and [...]

Next generation of health informatics leaders: ACHI looking for industry partners

Next generation of health informatics leaders: ACHI looking for industry partners

Are you a leader in the health informatics field? Are you interested in supporting the development of the future generation of health informatics leaders? The Australasian College for Health Informatics (ACHI) Fellowship by Training (FbT) Program is currently developing partnerships with suitable organisations to place candidates with a wide range of skills and experiences. We [...]

National Clinical Terminology Service webinar series February 2019

National Clinical Terminology Service webinar series February 2019

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) of the Australian Digital Health Agency is presenting four introductory webinars during February 2019. These webinars are suitable for anyone interested in learning about SNOMED CT-AU and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT). 1. Introduction to SNOMED CT-AU terminology This is a one-hour webinar held on Tuesday 12 February 2019, [...]

[ BLOG ] : Better to replace a broken computer than replace YOU

[ BLOG ] : Better to replace a broken computer than replace YOU

Each month, HISA’s Leadership and Advocacy Director Dr Josie Di Donato contemplates on trending issues and topics. Your feedback and suggestions for future articles are welcomed. You can reach Josie here. Scrolling through LinkedIn at the start of 2019, there were a number of posts from hospitals welcoming their new medical interns. By now thousands [...]

Congratulations to our Queensland Health CHIAs!

Congratulations to our Queensland Health CHIAs!

Queensland Health has another round of accredited health informaticians under the CHIA program. Some of the 30 newly graduated CHIAs met in Brisbane to celebrate last week. Congratulations everyone! The CHIA program now has 400+ graduates nationally. To get your organisation involved email us for a discussion around how to get started on the program. [...]

[ BLOG ] : A brief window to intervene and shape the future of health IT in Australia … it’s closing soon

[ BLOG ] : A brief window to intervene and shape the future of health IT in Australia … it’s closing soon

The issue of fit between the work and needs of clinicians (medical, nursing and other) together with the clinical information systems (CIS) they are expected to use during the course of managing patients, is one that has been gaining increasing amounts of attention over time. This is particularly true of large-scale CIS. That is to [...]

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