Digital health is an expanding and dynamic field for young professionals. There is a growing interest in the field from students and emerging health leaders. The HISA Student Network is a community for those who share a common interest in digital health.

We seek to provide guidance and support for students and emerging professionals wishing to pursue a career in digital health, offering pathways and opportunities for individuals to learn and develop both personally and professionally. The Student Network is also a platform which allows knowledge sharing through mentoring and networking, providing the bridging link between passionate students, recently graduated professionals, industry representatives and established leaders in digital health. We also aim to promote digital health as an exciting career and develop interest for the field in student communities.

The Student Network encourages all students and emerging professionals to join the community. It is a fantastic starting point to learn more about digital health and connect with similar passionate minds.

Care to join?

Are you a student? Do you have any suggestions, ideas or would like to get involved in this community of practice?

Leadership

David Wang

David Wang

Chair

Medical Student, The University of Melbourne

Bio
I am a Doctor of Medicine student at the University of Melbourne, completing placements at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. I have previously completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine and a Diploma in Informatics. Over the past few years, I have volunteered for HISA at various conferences. I’ve conducted research Bioinformatics, and I’m currently undertaking research in Radiology Informatics. I am also an incoming HISA Vic State Branch Committee Member for 2019. I chose to develop the HISA Student Network in order to better represent students in Health Informatics around Australia, and also to promote Health Informatics as an exciting career. I hope that the HISA Student Network develops into a supportive community where passionate individuals can work together, share ideas and help each other achieve their goals. Outside of my studies, I love my AFL footy and I’m a keen volleyball player.
Benedict Okonjo

Benedict Okonjo

Master of Health Services Management Student at UniSA

Bio
Ben is currently studying a Master of Health Services Management at the University of South Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biotechnology. Before moving to Australia, Ben served at a government research agency as a scientific officer and then worked briefly as a medical laboratory scientist at a private hospital.

Ben is currently volunteering as a Digital Health program assistant at the Bridges and Pathways Institute in Adelaide. His primary task is to help the Institute establish a platform that leverages on new digital technologies to support Australians living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia pain syndrome.

He is passionate about building and contributing to communities of future healthcare leaders who are committed to improving health outcomes and health services. He recently co-founded the Health Management Society at University of South Australia. He is also an active member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA).

In his spare time, Ben enjoys watching soccer or reading good books. He also loves meeting people from diverse backgrounds.

Xuan (Charis) Xie

Xuan (Charis) Xie

Master of Information Systems student,
The University of Melbourne

Bio
I am currently completing a Master of Information Systems specialising in e-health at the University of Melbourne. I am very passionate in healthcare transformation and how emerging technologies play a large part in it.

My current research project utilises VR as a participatory health research tool in mental health, and will hopefully be showcased at the Mental Health Service Conference in August, Brisbane. I have also designed a mobile application that targets jet lag symptoms. My interests expand to health data, technology, UX design, and consumer health.

In my spare time, I play basketball with my university basketball club, and when I’m not doing that, you can find me traveling and exploring what the world has to offer. I play sports as a way of recognizing and acknowledging the unmeasurable potential of the human body, and have a love for nature, knowledge, and the human body. I am honoured to be part of the HISA Student Network, and look forward to engaging with future health informatics professionals.

Dr Vasundhara (Vasu) Rani

Dr Vasundhara (Vasu) Rani

ACHI Fellowship by Training Program,
Australasian College of Health Informatics

Bio
I am currently enrolled in Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) fellowship by training program; having already completed my Doctors of philosophy in Health Information Technology, University of Southern Queensland; my Master of Technology (Computer Science & Engineering), Himachal Pradesh University Shimla and my Master of Computer Application, Punjab Technical University Jalandhar.

I am currently volunteering as the ACHI student committee chair. Previously, working as post doc with CSIRO for six months, which was the part of my Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) fellowship by training program. I have chosen health informatics as a field because I want to be a future health informatics leader and stay updated with the latest trends in health informatics research projects.

I would like to see this network connect students with the latest trends in health informatics; connect them with industries and recruiter. In my spare time, I like to communicate with people via social media such as LinkedIn and like to connect with nature usually by going for a walk.

Milan Vaghasiya

Milan Vaghasiya

PhD student,
The University of Sydney

Bio
I am an enthusiastic researcher, a health informatician and a health manager. I am doing my PhD at the School of IT at the University of Sydney, studying IT system implementation and benefits in a hospital setting. I am also currently working as a Clinical Documentation Specialist in Western Sydney Local Health District.

My expertise and interests include heath technology, IT system implementation/evaluation, UX, electronic health records, data analytics, organisational efficiency and patient safety using Clinical Information System. I worked for more than ten years as a clinician in Westmead Emergency Department, and also have a vast experience in research as well as a sound track record of publications in reputed international journals and conferences. I received a Master of Health Management & Master of Public Health from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis and spending time with my family.

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