Wearable technologies on the agenda at HISA joint seminar

The NSW branch of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) has teamed up with healthcare innovation special interest group HealthTech Sydney to hold a joint seminar on the potential for integrated and interoperable wearable technologies in improving patient experience.

Being held at St Vincent's Private Hospital in Darlinghurst in advance of HISA NSW's annual general meeting next Thursday, June 18, the evening meeting will include presentations on wearable technologies from researcher Kelly Tall and user experience specialist Christopher Roosen.

An expert panel will the discuss the integration and adoption of these technologies within the healthcare system, facilitated by Intel health and life sciences lead and University of Western Sydney adjunct associate professor George Margelis. The presentations will be followed by the HISA NSW AGM.

HISA Victoria is holding its AGM on Wednesday, June 17, at Royal Melbourne Hospital, preceded by a discussion with David Bunker and Andy Bond from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) on the effect that evolving software development methods have on clinical systems.

HISA South Australia is holding its AGM on the same night at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Auditorium, including a presentation by Helen Feist, acting director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at the University of Adelaide, on the ageing population, its needs and its effect on society.

HISA Queensland will also hold its AGM on June 17, featuring a presentation from Brentyn Parkin of Community Central on innovative programs using community portals to link up providers and community carers. HISA Queensland will also launch Hacking Health, an event being held at the Health Informatics Conference (HIC) being hosted in Brisbane in August.

HISA WA's AGM will be held on Monday, June 15, and will hear from HISA CEO Louise Schaper on her experience at the Chinese Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) conference this month.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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