Aged care on the agenda for HISA NSW

How ICT can contribute to better care for older Australians is the topic for discussion at a Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) NSW branch meeting next week.

Being held at St Vincent's Hospital private function room in Darlinghurst on Thursday, February 16, speakers will include Rod Young, CEO of the Aged Care Association of Australia, Nicole Brooke, research and development manager at the Whiddon Group, and Stewart Sloggett, head of GP informatics at the Macarthur Division of General Practice.

It will be chaired by Andrew Georgiou of the Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research and chair of HISA's aged care special interest group.

HISA's Victorian branch is holding a “Leap into eHealth” evening on Wednesday, February 29, featuring Greg Marchand, director of informatics in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, who will discuss the use of real-time patient information to improve patient care in the ER.

HISA's WA branch is holding a networking evening on Wednesday, February 29, to launch its plans for the biennial Health Information Technology (HITWA) forum, to be held in Perth in October.

And HISA will launch its new South Australian branch on Wednesday, February 22, attended by a representative of the SA Minister for Health, John Hill.

Special guest speaker is Jenny Richter, executive director of health system performance At SA Health, who will discuss the South Australian Government’s strategy on eHealth and health informatics.

The evening will also include an address from HISA chair Katerina Andronis and HISA CEO Louise Schaper, followed by an AGM and committee election announcement.

Nominations to join the HISA SA branch committee close on February 21.

All events are free to HISA members. Registrations are open at the HISA website.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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