HIC 2014: Hansen steps up as new chair of HISA

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) announced the new members of its board and its annual award winners at the Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2014) in Melbourne this evening.

The new chair of HISA is David Hansen, CEO of the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC), a joint venture between the CSIRO and the Queensland government.

BT Australia's Karen Gibson, a former HISA board member and former general manager of strategic initiatives at NEHTA, was elected vice chair.

Jen Bichel-Findlay and Phil Robinson have been returned as secretary and treasurer respectively, along with current ordinary members Nick Buckmaster and Tam Shepherd. New board members are Accenture's Leigh Donoghue and Edith Cowan University's Trish Williams.

The winners of the Don Walker Awards for efficiency, effectiveness and access were:

  • Efficiency: Cathy Fuhrman, Sharp Healthcare
  • Effectiveness: Steven Shaha, Allscripts
  • Access: Wendy Carroll, Sanofi

Carey Mather from the University of Tasmania was awarded the Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship.

James Bennett won the HISA Apps Challenge with the DoseMe app, which also took out the medication management category of the challenge. Other finalists were Jennifer Tang and Jarrel Seah with Eyenaemia, Dhruv Verma with PROTEGO, and the Northern Sydney Local Health District for the Traffic light guide.

Dallas Bastien of Nursing Review won the media award.

The academic awards for scientific papers will be announced at the conclusion of HIC 2014 on Thursday.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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