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Australia’s top industry leaders to headline new look CEBIT Australia

Australia’s top industry leaders to headline new look CEBIT Australia

Full speaker session program now announced Some of the nation’s most influential leaders in technology, finance, and innovation will take part in CEBIT Australia’s session line-up for 2019. Focussing on the key digital issues that are facing businesses today as they seek to innovate and grow, the full session line up will include esteemed main [...]

Welcome to our new SA committee!

Welcome to our new SA committee!

HISA is pleased to announce the formation of a South Australia committee to lead digital health and health informatics activities at State branch level. Congratulations to the leadership team announced last week (from left) Paul Broadbridge, Jason Billing, Christopher Radbone, Dr Peter Del Fante, Cheng Cheng Ooi, Natalie Turner, Dr Jan Stanek, Prof Anthony Maeder [...]

5 Reasons to Convert to a Complete Hospital Management System

5 Reasons to Convert to a Complete Hospital Management System

It is quite common for a Hospital Management System (HMS) to only cover a part of the facility’s functionality, and therefore requiring multiple systems to be brought in to canvas financial, patient, admin and backend processes. While some of these may integrate, most don’t. Below are 5 reasons to convert to one complete HMS and [...]

[ 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 [...]