HISA gears up for big data, telehealth conferences

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) is closing off submissions for its Big Data conference this Wednesday as it prepares for the Australian Telehealth Conference (ATC 2014), a collaboration between seven of Australia's leading health and telehealth organisations.

Big Data 2014 will be held in Melbourne from April 3 to 4, with topics including data and knowledge management, data integration and linking, data visualisation, health 2.0, privacy, genomics and personalised medicine, and clinical information systems.

Keynote speakers include Alfred Health CEO Andrew Way and the head of bioinformatics at the University of Sydney's Centenary Institute, William Ritchie.

Submissions of scientific abstract and industry/clinical case study abstracts close on Wedensday, January 15.

Early bird registrations for ATC 2014, being held in Melbourne on March 19 and 20, close this Friday. The conference is a joint effort between HISA, the Australasian Telehealth Society (ATHS), the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), Allied Health Professions Australia, the Australian Medicare Local Alliance (AMLA), the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) and the RACGP.

The theme for ATC 2014 is Building for the Future and will focus on seven main topics: models of shared care, mHealth, the Australian Telehealth Strategy, rural and remote telehealth, telehealthcare – community care, aged care and care in the home, the transforming role of telehealth and how connectivity has transformed the delivery of healthcare.

Keynote speakers include Adam Darkins, chief consultant for telehealth services at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, ACRRM president Richard Murray, and consumer technology reporter Peter Blasina.

The organisers are providing a poster corner to showcase telehealth projects, aimed at creating a small directory of current projects.

Pulse+IT is dedicating its February issue to telehealth, including an overview of ATC 2014, a range of case studies and opinion pieces from some of Australia's leading telehealth experts.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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