HISA Publications

Yes, HISA is a publishing house (of sorts). As part of HISA’s commitment to improving Australian healthcare through the use of information and technology, and building capacity in the health workforce, we commission or support the development of publications on a range of issues within digital health and health informatics.

Our aim is to create a professional development resource for those working in health informatics in Australia. Our publication rate will be increasing this year – if you have any suggestions for topics of future papers/books, or if you would like to contribute in some other way, please get in touch with us at our national office.

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Certified Health Informatician Australasia, A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia is published by the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) as a comprehensive body of knowledge for the competencies required for the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) program. It is HISA’s definitive guide for CHIA candidates.

The Practitioner’s Guide has also been developed with other purposes in mind, including orientation for professionals such as clinicians or informaticians new to health informatics and updates for health informaticians wishing to maintain the currency of their knowledge irrespective of certification. It focuses explicitly on the needs of practitioners in the field of health informatics in Australia.

  • Covers all of the 52 CHIA competencies at the level of competence required (knowledge, comprehension, application or analysis)
  • Aimed at helping candidates achieve certification + providing a workplace resource
  • Published electronically, into 8 sections. Purchasers will be sent a zip file to download the complete book

The 2nd edition of the Practitioner’s Guide has been comprehensively reviewed and updated, with major changes in particular to Chapter 9, Health Administration and Health Services Research, resulting from significant changes to the organisation of Australia’s health system and the governance of digital health.

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The CHIA Health Informatics Competencies Framework provides the context in which the questions for the exam have been developed. The competencies set the minimum requirements in terms of skills, knowledge, understandings and capabilities that will enable a candidate to perform in a professional environment. The competencies serve to define what health informatics professionals know and do. This framework can also be used as a set of guidelines for recruiting purposes, definitions of career pathways, or the design of educational and training activities. The development of this competency framework is expected to play a key role in raising the profile of health informaticians, contributing to a wider recognition of the profession, and defining more clearly the body of knowledge underpinning this discipline.

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Please note this is a PDF copy.

Certified Health Informatician Australasia, A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia is published by the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) as a comprehensive body of knowledge for the competencies required for the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) program. It is HISA’s definitive guide for CHIA candidates.

The Practitioner’s Guide has also been developed with other purposes in mind, including orientation for professionals such as clinicians or informaticians new to health informatics and updates for health informaticians wishing to maintain the currency of their knowledge irrespective of certification. It focuses explicitly on the needs of practitioners in the field of health informatics in Australia.

  • Covers all of the 52 CHIA competencies at the level of competence required (knowledge, comprehension, application or analysis)
  • Aimed at helping candidates achieve certification + providing a workplace resource
  • Published electronically, into 8 sections. Purchasers will be sent a zip file to download the complete book

The 2nd edition of the Practitioner’s Guide has been comprehensively reviewed and updated, with major changes in particular to Chapter 9, Health Administration and Health Services Research, resulting from significant changes to the organisation of Australia’s health system and the governance of digital health.

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The CHIA Health Informatics Competencies Framework provides the context in which the questions for the exam have been developed. The competencies set the minimum requirements in terms of skills, knowledge, understandings and capabilities that will enable a candidate to perform in a professional environment. The competencies serve to define what health informatics professionals know and do. This framework can also be used as a set of guidelines for recruiting purposes, definitions of career pathways, or the design of educational and training activities. The development of this competency framework is expected to play a key role in raising the profile of health informaticians, contributing to a wider recognition of the profession, and defining more clearly the body of knowledge underpinning this discipline.

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This position statement has been developed to recognise the pivotal role of nurses in the widespread implementation and adoption of digital health technologies throughout the healthcare sector for the primary purpose of improving safety and quality of patient care. The successful planning, implementation, management and sustainability of such technologies cannot be achieved without the unique contribution of nurses.

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Will your digital health implementation be a success story? How will you make sure your e-health implementation is safe?

The Australian eSafety Professional Practice Guidelines have been released for trial implementation.

Part of the Digital Health Workforce series by HISA, the guidelines are the first publication specifically tailored for the Australian digital health sector.

The new guidelines are being released for trial implementation initially, as it is important to acknowledge that patient safety in relation to e-health systems is a topic that continues to evolve, with a growing evidence base and emerging best practices being applied in a number of countries and jurisdictions.

Editors: David Rowlands, Dr John Zelcer and Prof Trish Williams.

We will endeavor to send you the Guidelines as quickly as possible but please allow up to 3 business days for processing of your order.

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Will your digital health implementation be a success story? How will you make sure your e-health implementation is safe?

The Australian eSafety Professional Practice Guidelines have been released for trial implementation.

Part of the Digital Health Workforce series by HISA, the guidelines are the first publication specifically tailored for the Australian digital health sector.

The new guidelines are being released for trial implementation initially, as it is important to acknowledge that patient safety in relation to e-health systems is a topic that continues to evolve, with a growing evidence base and emerging best practices being applied in a number of countries and jurisdictions.

Editors: David Rowlands, Dr John Zelcer and Prof Trish Williams.

We will endeavor to send you the Guidelines as quickly as possible but please allow up to 3 business days for processing of your order.

thumbProtectHI

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Will your digital health implementation be a success story? How will you make sure your e-health implementation is safe?

The Australian eSafety Professional Practice Guidelines have been released for trial implementation.

Part of the Digital Health Workforce series by HISA, the guidelines are the first publication specifically tailored for the Australian digital health sector.

The new guidelines are being released for trial implementation initially, as it is important to acknowledge that patient safety in relation to e-health systems is a topic that continues to evolve, with a growing evidence base and emerging best practices being applied in a number of countries and jurisdictions.

Editors: David Rowlands, Dr John Zelcer and Prof Trish Williams.

We will endeavor to send you the Guidelines as quickly as possible but please allow up to 3 business days for processing of your order.

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