About HISA SA
The South Australia branch is being re-launched by a group of dedicated professionals from diverse backgrounds with an interest in informatics across a range of applications in health and clinical practice.
The incoming committee is committed to encouraging dialogue, debate and shared experiences in health informatics for not only SA but Australia as a whole.
Anyone with an interest or curiosity in the health informatics field is invited to join one of our educational events. Up to 3-4 events will be held annually and present a fantastic opportunity to learn more about new systems, developments, strategies and technologies. They provide valuable networking opportunities and a chance to interact with like-minded individuals.
We welcome feedback or requests from the South Australia community, and look forward to working with our community and HISA’s national office to represent and advocate in national health informatics forums on behalf of our membership.
Membership of HISA SA is available to all financial members of HISA. Benefits of being a HISA member include:
- Subscription to the HISA SA email list, forums and group blogs
- The opportunity to influence and drive the e-health and health informatics agenda in SA
- The opportunity to network and learn from the experience of colleagues and collaborate with others
- The opportunity to represent the interests of e-health and health informatics professionals in national forums
- Access to relevant and timely information
- The ability to contribute to the latest information and resource offerings
South Australia leadership
Mark Brommeyer, CHIA
I am an independent e-health consultant with over thirty years’ experience in healthcare, e-health strategy, change, training and risk management. I am passionate about healthcare improvement and reform enabled by ICT. I have provided health informatics consultancies in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, England, Ireland and Wales. I am the immediate past Chair, HISA Queensland Branch and am the Chair of the CHIA Board. I am committed to increasing Certification for Health Informaticians in Australasia (CHIA) and have developed a Health Informatics course which I deliver in China, Singapore and Australia for Flinders University Master of Health Administration award. I am keen to make further, valuable contributions to digital health in Australia and commit to engage actively as a HISA South Australia State Branch member across health informatics education, advocacy, standards, representation and governance.
I have over 40 years experience in Information Management and Technology across the non-for-profit, government, university and private sectors in Australia and UK. In the late 80s as SA State Manager for Rx Medical (Healthcare), which at the time (pre Medical Director) was the largest GP software in use with over 700 practices nationally, and at KPMG consulted on health, medical ie Clinpath Pathology, financial and GIS systems. Career highlights include:
- Currently leading the establishment and operation of SA NT DataLink, the authorised data linkage system for South Australia and Northern Territory; negotiating release & use of > 50 sensitive and privacy protected data sources for policy analysis, evaluation and research.
- Project managed HealthConnect SA’s design of shared electronic health records across private, public, GP and Aged Care in South Australia.
- At the Government Reform Commission, chaired by former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss, worked with Dr Tom Stubbs improving the South Australian Public Service. Led negotiation establishing the www.sa.gov.au South Australian Government Regions.
I am the Australian Computer Society (ACS) State Chair and Congress Representative, and as an ethically driven professional I am able to manage conflicts of interest that may arise.
Natalie currently works as a Nurse Educator with the EMR Implementation and Business Change team. Natalie has clinical background in orthopaedic nursing and infection prevention and control. She has completed a Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Orthopaedics) and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Her work is currently focused on providing education and training, managing the EMR training environment, and developing learning materials - including eLearning. During her 12 years of experience in health, Natalie has developed a passion for eHealth, education, and professional development. Natalie’s goals, working with the HISA SA Branch, are to raise the profile of HISA in South Australia and to help facilitate professional development opportunities. People working in the South Australia health sector are ready for upskilling and I see the HISA SA Branch shaping the future of health informatics here.
- Chief Executive, Digital Bridge Consulting
- Expert Advisory Council, Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCANH)
- Health Leader-in-Residence, World Health Innovation Network Mr. Paul Broadbridge is a procurement, supply chain and business improvement leader who has worked at a State and National level in the Australian Healthcare system for over 12 years leading ‘whole of system’ initiatives to improve healthcare system outcomes. He has held numerous leadership roles to bring the healthcare community together to ensure that system change focuses not just on the what, but the why. Paul works both nationally and globally in the healthcare industry to develop collaborative relationships that bring industry together to deliver tangible improvements to the way procurement and supply chain supports healthcare. This is through a combination of advocacy, strategy, business development, and program management. Paul is passionate about driving change in healthcare, and through his former roles as Chief Digital Supply Chain Officer in the Australian Digital Health Agency, and Deputy Director, Procurement and Supply Chain Management for South Australia Health he has had the unique opportunity to lead programs of work to develop a digital health supply chain strategy for Australia, leading a whole of State (Province) transformation program to transition the organisation to a centre led model and increase the utilisation of identification and traceability standards (GS1) and solutions across the industry.
Jason is a new member to HISA, joining in 2018. Health care data is vital to inform improved outcomes for patients and our health care services and Jason values the opportunities that the HISA community can bring to improve data management when members share experience and advice. Jason has experience in many industries, most recently working in SA Health ICT and reporting roles for over 15 years and is currently a part of SA Health’s EMR rollout. Jason can see the huge potential of the underlying EMR collected data to provide a basis for many exciting data focused projects in the future and the value add to these projects through collaboration with other digit health community members. Jason is honoured to be a part of the SA HISA committee and is looking forward to the opportunities HISA can bring to the South Australian health data community.
Dr Peter Del Fante
Dr Peter Del Fante is a part-time General Practitioner in private practice (Adelaide), Public Health Physician and Clinical Informatician with extensive experience in Digital Health, Integrated Models of Care, Preventative Care, Health Data Analytics and Telehealth. He was a Clinical Governance Lead with the National eHealth Transition Authority since 2008, and is now a Senior Clinical Reference Lead with the Australian Digital Health Agency. He has been involved with all aspects of the National Digital Health Agenda, including the My Health Record. He has also been instrumental in the development of digital tools that support coordinated care, as well as data analytics and mapping (GIS) tools to support CQI in general practice and population health management systems. These were all put to use in his role as Clinical Lead for the National McKinsey Integrated Diabetes Care Project. His aspiration is to ensure an integrated, innovative, and digitally supported health care ecosystems to optimise health & wellbeing, and empower people & communities so as to enable their futures. Qualifications: BSc, DipCompSc, MBBS (Hons), MSc (Public Health) FRACGP FAFPHM FACHI GAICD
Prof Mark Mackay
I am the inaugural Professor in Health Service Management at the University of South Australia (UniSA). Prior to joining to UniSA, I was Head of the Flinders University Health Care Management Program. I am passionate about ensuring the next generation of health care managers and leaders are able to capitalise on the developments in informatics in order to improve the health system and continue to achieve improved health outcomes. I am keen to contribute to establishment and growth of HISA in South Australia. I have more than 25 years of experience in the application of multi-disciplinary applied research projects in various industries, including the health sector. I have a particular interest in the application of data and modelling to improve decision-making, particularly in the health sector. To this end, I collaborate with colleagues in Australia, the UK and Canada in using modelling, along with design and systems thinking to improve the health system. Mark has worked in a number of industries, including health, education and finance, and has also runs a consulting company with his business partner.
Prof Anthony Maeder, CHIA
My background is Software Engineering (PhD MonashU 1992) with an academic career in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering, and Health Informatics since 2004. I have extensive leadership experience including Research Director, CSIRO Australian E-Health Research Centre, and WSU Telehealth Research & Innovation Laboratory Director. I strongly believe that SA’s HISA Branch needs re-establishing. With SA Health rapidly developing enthusiasm for health technologies and major research activities driven by SAHMRI/universities, new industry players see SA as fertile territory for digital health innovation. HISA offers the proven, inclusive stage to collaborate for mutual gain. I would be privileged, as a new South Australian, to lead the reinstatement of a professional body presence and influence through HISA-SA. I would prioritise bringing diverse parties together through speaking/demonstration events and establish a local culture for knowledge sharing and communication. I would approach existing groups in complementary areas (medical devices, cybersecurity) to widen HISA-SA’s scope and increase membership.
Cheng Cheng Ooi
My name is Cheng Cheng Ooi and I am honoured to be under consideration for a position on the HISA SA Branch committee. My pharmacy work experience encompasses community pharmacy, private and public hospital practice. For the last 2 years I have been the Senior Manager - Pharmacy Management Systems in SA Pharmacy. During my PhD study, as part of a project with the CSIRO Preventative Health flagship, a large amount of proteomic data was obtained, but less than 1% of this data was used for my analysis. Since then I have been passionate about meaningful use of health informatics to improve the delivery of healthcare in the digital era. My vision is to better support the SA digital health community by strengthening local connections and networks. I have a positive and open mindset and am a great believer in sharing experience and knowledge, rather than continually reinventing the wheel.
Dr Jan Stanek
I have 20 years of experience in clinical medicine (internal medicine) in different roles ranging from junior physician to head of department in a teaching hospital. In parallel I was actively contributing to research in medical informatics and policy (advisory panel of experts for Minister of Health in Czechoslovakia). In early 90-ties I was involved into introduction of health insurance system in Slovakia. Currently I work as a lecturer/researcher at the University of South Australia, teaching courses on health informatics to health scientists and IT students and doing research in health/clinical informatics. I designed and led several projects in clinical databases (collaboration with Human Variome Project) and GP data analytics (in collaboration with several general practices in SA). In HISA I am interested in promoting clinical informatics as an intersection between clinicians, policy makers, health informatics practitioners, researchers and interested patients to bring the results of research to support clinical practice.