CHIA Health Informatics Competencies Framework HISA

  • 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. They provide the context in which the questions for the CHIA exam have been developed.
  • HISA
  • December 18, 2013
  • 21 pages

Australian Guidelines for the Protection of Health Information – Hard Copy Emma Hossack, Prof Peter Croll, Prof Trish Williams

  • The Guidelines serves as a resource to assist the health sector as a whole, and especially healthcare professionals, to protect the personal health information (PHI) they require to do their work, and to meet their role and responsibilities. They describe key security and privacy issues faced by healthcare organisations and offers guidance for responding to these issues. It is not an all-encompassing guide on the protection of PHI; rather, it is designed as a stepping stone to help healthcare organisations address common concerns, avoid confusion, and prevent misunderstandings. http://healthprivacy.org.au/ Price includes postage Allow up to 3 business days for processing your order
  • HISA
  • July 1, 2015
  • 315 pages

Australian Guidelines for the Protection of Health Information - PDF Copy Emma Hossack, Prof Peter Croll, Prof Trish Williams

  • The Guidelines serves as a resource to assist the health sector as a whole, and especially healthcare professionals, to protect the personal health information (PHI) they require to do their work, and to meet their role and responsibilities. They describe key security and privacy issues faced by healthcare organisations and offers guidance for responding to these issues. It is not an all-encompassing guide on the protection of PHI; rather, it is designed as a stepping stone to help healthcare organisations address common concerns, avoid confusion, and prevent misunderstandings. http://healthprivacy.org.au/
  • HISA
  • July 1, 2015
  • 315 pages

Australian eSafety Professional Practice Guidelines - PDF Copy Prof Trish Williams, Dr John Zelcer, David Rowlands

  • Will your digital health implementation be a success story? How will you make sure your digital health implementation is safe? The Australian eSafety Professional Practice Guidelines are being released for trial implementation initially, as it is important to acknowledge that patient safety in relation to digital 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. The guidelines are the first publication specifically tailored for the Australian digital health sector.
  • HISA
  • July 7, 2017
  • 264 pages

Australian eSafety Professional Practice Guidelines - Hard Copy Prof Trish Williams, Dr John Zelcer, David Rowlands

  • Will your digital health implementation be a success story? How will you make sure your digital health implementation is safe? The Australian eSafety Professional Practice Guidelines are being released for trial implementation initially, as it is important to acknowledge that patient safety in relation to digital 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. The guidelines are the first publication specifically tailored for the Australian digital health sector. Price includes postage Allow up to 3 business days for processing your order
  • HISA
  • July 6, 2017
  • 264 pages

A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia (2nd edition) – Get a sneak peek at Chapter 4 for free! David Rowlands

  • A comprehensive body of knowledge that focuses explicitly on the needs of practitioners in the field of health informatics in Australia. It also covers the competencies tested in the CHIA exam; a valuable asset for CHIA candidates. The Practitioner’s Guide has also been developed with other purposes in mind, including orientation for professionals such as clinicians or ICT professionals new to health informatics and updates for health informaticians wishing to maintain the currency of their knowledge, irrespective of certification.
  • HISA
  • July 6, 2017
  • 78 pages

A Vision for an Australian Healthcare System Transformed by Health Informatics (2007) HISA

  • In the issue of the Medical Journal of Australia published just prior to the November 2007 election, a number of commentators including the Federal Minister and Shadow Minister reflected on the Australian health system and their plans for its future. The members of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) believe there is a yawning gap in this analysis both in terms of the size of the problem and how it might be fixed.
  • HISA
  • November 6, 2007
  • 73 pages

Report: Electronic Journal of Health Informatics (2008) Evelyn Hovenga

  • Late 2006 CQU established the electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) with a large international editorial board.
  • EJHI
  • February 22, 2006
  • 4 pages

DH4 Summary of E-Health and Health Information Measures (2008) DH4

  • Australian Government Budget 2008-09 Summary of e-Health and health information measures.
  • DH4
  • May 1, 2008
  • 17 pages

AHHA National Health Policy Roundtable Discussion Paper: Information Management (2008) AHHA, HISA

  • The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has convened three groups of experts, clinicians and academics to develop practical policy options across a range of areas.
  • AHHA
  • January 10, 2008
  • 36 pages

A Review of the Australian Health Informatics Workforce (2009) Michael Legg & Associates, HISA

  • The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) made a proposal to the E-Health Branch of the Australian Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) that a review of the health informatics workforce be undertaken and were subsequently contracted to 'prepare a background discussion paper which sets out the scope and structure of the health informatics workforce and draw together a summary of the key issues, gaps and opportunities for further work to be undertaken on this issue’. This then is a scoping study.
  • HISA
  • September 17, 2009
  • 136 pages

Response to the Western Australian Government Sustainable Health Review (2017) HISA

  • On behalf of Australia’s digital health community, HISA commends this submission to the Sustainable Health Review Panel, and wish them well in their deliberations. Our Board and members would welcome further involvement in the review process, either within the Panel’s current terms of reference or beyond.

Submission to the Australian Government’s Department of Health in regard to the Electronic Health Records and Healthcare Identifiers: Legislation Discussion Paper (2015) HIMAA, HISA

  • HISA and HIMAA have recommended health informatics and health information management expertise is present at all levels of governance within a proposed Australian Commission for Electronic Health (ACeH).

Members: Data Governance (2013) Nigel Chartres

  • This publication is the second volume in HISA’s Thought Leadership Series. It represents a compilation of the content presented at the conference, as well as themes raised in discussions and networking. We thank Nigel Chartres who has authored this report and all presenters and attendees who contributed directly and indirectly to the content. The publication aims to inform and to stimulate discussion, to advance data governance issues in healthcare.

Members: Data Governance (2012) Nigel Chartres

  • This publication is the inaugural volume in HISA’s Thought Leadership Series. It represents a compilation of the content presented and the discussions held at Data Governance 2011. We thank Nigel Chartres who has authored this report and all presenters and attendees who contributed directly and indirectly to the content. The publication aims to inform and to stimulate discussion, to advance data governance issues in healthcare.

Nursing Informatics Joint Position Paper HISA, NIA, ACN

  • 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. Authors: Australian College of Nursing, HISA, Nursing Informatics Australia
  • Nursing Informatics Joint Position Paper

Members: A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia (2nd edition) David Rowlands

  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia is a comprehensive body of knowledge (1000+ pages) covering the competencies tested in the CHIA exam; a valuable asset 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. Purchase is for individual use only. If your organisation is interested in an enterprise-wide license please contact us at [email protected]
  • HISA

A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia (2nd edition) – PDF copy David Rowlands

  • A comprehensive body of knowledge that focuses explicitly on the needs of practitioners in the field of health informatics in Australia. It also covers the competencies tested in the CHIA exam; a valuable asset for CHIA candidates. The Practitioner’s Guide has also been developed with other purposes in mind, including orientation for professionals such as clinicians or ICT professionals new to health informatics and updates for health informaticians wishing to maintain the currency of their knowledge, irrespective of certification.
  • HISA
  • July 6, 2017
  • 78 pages