Innovative technologies for improving healthcare at HITWA

The organisers of the Health Information and Technology WA (HITWA) conference being held in Perth in November have put out a call for submissions from researchers and students interested in showcasing their projects during the event.

HITWA 2014, jointly organised by the WA branches of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA), will stage a workshop highlighting health IT research in WA, involving a series of three-minute presentations.

The research must relate to the conference themes and have been conducted in 2013-2014. The student projects must have been conducted by a student at a WA university.

Keynote speakers include burns surgeon Fiona Wood, who will discuss IT as a core member of the healthcare multidisciplinary team; Fiona Stanley Hospital director of nursing and midwifery Taylor Carter, who will discuss how informatics links to nursing staff; Princess Margaret Hospital senior pharmacist Lea Dias, who will discuss informatics and medication management; and head of Edith Cowan University's School of Medical Sciences, Moira Sim, on whether we are HIT-ready for baby boomers in aged care.

The afternoon session will hear lessons on IT integration from other industries, feature speakers such as Bankwest CIO Andy Weir and Coles general manager for financial services Richard Wormald.

Joshua Boys, director of document and record management and business intelligence firm Ignia will discuss modernising the traditional business intelligence environment.

HITWA 2014 will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, November 7. Registrations are available online.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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