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The Shadow Pandemic: Violence against women during COVID-19

The Shadow Pandemic: Violence against women during COVID-19

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 resulted in lockdowns and stay-at-home mandates in over 90 countries (Majumdar & Wood, 2020). Emerging data from front line health and support services reported that during this period, violence against...

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Expert advisors to look at healthcare business models

Expert advisors to look at healthcare business models

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health has appointed health and technology sector leaders to an expert advisory group charged with driving the national conversation on new business models of healthcare.Institute CEO Dr Louise Schaper says members of...

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Congratulations to your new Branch leaders

Congratulations to your new Branch leaders

Congratulations to the new AIDH Branch Committees Thank you to everyone who nominated in the recent Branch elections, there was a record number of nominations this year with five of the six Branches going to a member vote. It was a competitive election...

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List of nominees for 2022 AIDH state branch committees

List of nominees for 2022 AIDH state branch committees

We have had a great response to the annual call for Branch Committee members. Each state has five (5) vacant positions on the Committee for a two-year term with: Eight (8) nominations to be on your NSW Branch Committee Twelve (12) nominations to be on your...

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Student placement and the use of digital systems

Student placement and the use of digital systems

Before digital health, things were much simpler for both the student nurse, and midwife, in relation to learning how to document assessments, medications, observations, and care. Back in the early eighties, when I trained in both areas, we had a very...

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Be a branch leader

Be a branch leader

The Institute is calling for nominations from eligible members who would like to hold a leadership position within their local branch committee. Being part of a Branch Committee is a great way to contribute to a community focused on building the digital...

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AIDH Board call for nominations 2022

AIDH Board call for nominations 2022

You can be a leader in the digital health community and help drive the movement for better, connected healthcare. AIDH Fellows and Members are invited to consider nominating for a Board position this year, sharing their expertise and knowledge and taking a...

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Data sharing in health needs to be FAIR-ER than in science

Data sharing in health needs to be FAIR-ER than in science

Vast quantities of health data have become more readily available as healthcare is delivered in a digital world. The availability of data is an asset, critical to driving the future of precision health and feeding the learning health system. Australian...

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Documentation within electronic records

Documentation within electronic records

The implementation of digital records into healthcare settings has led to significant changes in the way patient information is recorded, stored and used. The result of this can have a wide variety of implications for healthcare professionals,...

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Co-design: What does it really look like in practice?

Co-design: What does it really look like in practice?

People often have an image in their minds of what co-design is and what it looks like. That visual is often of a creative setting with whiteboards, or perhaps in the minds of the more tech-savvy, touch screens, with silicon-valley-styled professionals...

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Women in Digital Health Coffee Connections Pilot Program

Women in Digital Health Coffee Connections Pilot Program

About us Robyn Mann and Karen Lee are participants in the AIDH’s inaugural 6-month Women in Digital Health Leadership Program (Meet the participants - Women in Digital Health). This pilot program is a learning requirement of the program where we are...

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Keep up with digital health in WA

Keep up with digital health in WA

The Digital Health Institute Summit series will be in Perth on Friday 5 August, 2022. Early bird rates end on Friday 10 June and group booking discounts are offered for three or more delegates from the same organisation. Conference Chair Giles Nunis says...

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Nominate a brilliant woman in digital health

Nominate a brilliant woman in digital health

Nominations are open until 13 June for Telstra Health’s 2022 Brilliant Women in Digital Health Awards. Now in its second year, the awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of 25 women across Australia for achievements in health and aged care....

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AIDH lists priorities for 2022 Federal Election

AIDH lists priorities for 2022 Federal Election

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 2 May 2022 The Australasian Institute of Digital Health is calling on political parties and candidates in the federal election to demonstrate their support for continued investment in the digital enablement of healthcare. AIDH CEO Dr...

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New Fellowship to recognise digital health clinicians

New Fellowship to recognise digital health clinicians

Australian clinicians will be professionally recognised as digital health experts in a career-boosting Fellowship program announced by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) and Digital Health CRC (DHCRC). As part of a DHCRC project, AIDH will...

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Top 8 insights into better digital ways in healthcare

Top 8 insights into better digital ways in healthcare

While there are many current challenges in healthcare, there are also a multitude of opportunities. On the one hand, there are constant challenges and barriers that the health system presents as a fragmented service and the difficulties of connecting care. On the...

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Summit success: Connection, community and career advancement

Summit success: Connection, community and career advancement

Over two days, from 21 to 22 February more than 850 delegates gathered in person and online to reconnect, learn and join their counterparts for the Digital Health Institute Summit in Melbourne.From fascinating discussions on the importance of data during the pandemic...

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PRIORITIES FOR  THE 2022-23 FEDERAL BUDGET

PRIORITIES FOR THE 2022-23 FEDERAL BUDGET

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) is pleased to provide input to the Australian Government’s Federal Pre-Budget Consultation process to outline the digital health sector’s priorities for the 2022-23 federal budget. The AIDH represents a community of...

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And just like that AIDH turns two

And just like that AIDH turns two

Happy birthday AIDH! Feb 24 is an important day for the institute as we celebrate our second anniversary. We made it through the pandemic and have come out the other side with a thriving digital health community ready to take on the significant...

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Driving the possibilities of digital in healthcare

Driving the possibilities of digital in healthcare

A collaborative white paper brought to you by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health and Cerner The Clinical Engagement and Digital Health Thought Leadership Series was a collaboration and partnership event series between the Australasian Institute...

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AIDH success in preventive health funding

AIDH success in preventive health funding

The Government has announced the Australian Institute of Digital Health will share in $23.7 million funding over three years as part of the National Preventative Health Strategy, furthering support for the health and wellbeing of all Australians. The...

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Vale Dr Virginia K Saba

Vale Dr Virginia K Saba

Dr Virginia Saba passed away on 20 November. Virginia was an early pioneer in the field of informatics and contributed significantly to the development of the discipline of nursing informatics. Working within the US public health service, her early work focused on...

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The impact of mHealth on nurses and midwives

The impact of mHealth on nurses and midwives

Most nurses and midwives are familiar with health apps, but possibly not the broader scope and meaning of mobile health or mHealth. Health applications offer health- and wellness-related services for smartphones, tablets, personal computers, and other...

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Digital health and gender diversity survey

Digital health and gender diversity survey

Do you work in Australia’s digital health sector? We want to hear about your experiences! Complete the ‘Understanding gender diversity in digital health survey’ by Friday 3 December. The Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) has joined with...

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Impact of biotechnology on nurses and midwives

Impact of biotechnology on nurses and midwives

Biotechnology refers to technology based on biology – that is, it exploits biological systems, living organisms or part of this to cultivate or create different products. Traditional processes to bake bread, brew beer, or make cheese are rudimentary...

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Congratulations to new community leaders

Congratulations to new community leaders

Thank you to everyone who nominated in the AIDH community elections where branches and community of practice leaders were elected. Congratulations to the successful nominees!   The following nominees were voted into branch leadership: Victoria branch:...

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Introducing the 2021 Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey

Introducing the 2021 Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey

The general community places its trust in the health system to safeguard health information. Is the healthcare sector doing enough to protect health information and the security of their systems? We seek to understand the current state of awareness and...

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Nursing and Midwifery Participation in Virtual Care

Nursing and Midwifery Participation in Virtual Care

Whilst it is clear that virtual models of care will be a predominant feature in future health infrastructure, there are varying interpretations of what constitutes virtual care (VC). There is no supported standard definition, and VC is often used...

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New Board members announced

New Board members announced

Following the AIDH 2021 AGM and on behalf of the AIDH Board we are pleased to announce the elections of Damian Green, Belinda Lange, Gillian Mason and Bettina McMahon following a competitive Board election process. Deputy Director General,...

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AIDH Branch committees call for nominations 2021

AIDH Branch committees call for nominations 2021

Could you be a branch leader? The Institute is calling for nominations from eligible members who would like to hold a leadership position within their local Branch Committee. Being part of a Branch Committee is a great way to contribute to a community...

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AIDH CoP committees call for nominations 2021

AIDH CoP committees call for nominations 2021

The Institute is calling for nominations from eligible members who would like to hold a leadership position within one of our six CoP Committees. Being part of a CoP Committee is a great way to contribute to a community focused on building the digital...

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Digital Health Institute Summit postponed

Digital Health Institute Summit postponed

Our national conference is one of the most uplifting and energised events on the national healthcare calendar. It’s the place to meet friends, colleagues and everyone passionate about the potential for healthcare in the digital age. Traveling to the...

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Impact of genomics on nursing and midwifery

Impact of genomics on nursing and midwifery

Personalised medicine and precision health are growing in awareness among health consumers, patients and carers. Precision health is underpinned by genomics, an exciting field full of potential in coming years. However, for most nurses and midwives,...

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Embers of Innovation and digital health

Embers of Innovation and digital health

The COVID-19 context The profile of nurses and midwives as health innovators has risen exponentially over the last decade, largely due to the rapid advancement of new health technologies, the ongoing progression of evidence-based medicine and the...

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Nominate for the AIDH Board by 22 July

Nominate for the AIDH Board by 22 July

You can be a leader in the digital health community and help drive the movement for better, connected healthcare. AIDH Fellows and Members are invited to consider nominating for a Board position this year, sharing their expertise and knowledge and taking a...

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Community consultation: Primary healthcare the frontline

Community consultation: Primary healthcare the frontline

Stronger primary healthcare was singled out as important to mental health and preventive health in Australia’s long term National Health Plan. The national plan is focused on making the health system better at preventing disease and promoting health, and...

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2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health award launched

2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health award launched

Nominations are open for Telstra Health’s inaugural 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health award. The awards recognise and celebrate 25 women in digital health for their achievements – whether that is mentoring, medical research, contributing to technology...

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Health workforce census underway

Health workforce census underway

The 2021 Global HIDDIN Workforce Census, held every three years, is live until 30 June, 2021. It aims to quantify and qualify the global HIDDIN (Health Informatics, Digital, Data, Information, kNowledge) workforce, delineate and count the workforce,...

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We’re in the Push for Better

We’re in the Push for Better

The Push For Better Foundation raises awareness and engages people in mental health through connection, education and health and wellbeing. In June, some of us at the Institute are getting active and helping #pushforbetter mental health in Australia. Our...

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CHN calls for steering group interest

CHN calls for steering group interest

Capital Health Network (CHN) is forming a Digital Health Steering Group to bring together key stakeholders and clinical leads. The steering group will drive and guide planning, collaboration and identification of improvement and implementation...

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Institute submission to privacy consultation

Institute submission to privacy consultation

Institute submission to privacy consultation: AIDH has made a submission into the review of the National Health Privacy Rules 2018 by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner which closed last week. Submissions are to be made public on the...

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Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge

George Institute for Global Health India Health Accelerator has launched "[email protected]" innovation challenge. This challenge is hosting a hackathon dedicated to identifying solutions that will support effective home-based care for COVID-19, with a...

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Genomics vision for Australia

Genomics vision for Australia

Genomics vision for Australia: The Industry Genomics Network Alliance (InGeNA) has commenced a major project with Deloitte Access Economics to develop an evidence base to demonstrate the value of genomics to the Australian economy, society and patient...

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Expression of Interest: Healthcare data privacy

Expression of Interest: Healthcare data privacy

The Institute wants to hear from Fellows and Members with expertise in healthcare data privacy to form a small group and make a submission into the review of the National Health (Privacy) Rules 2018. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner...

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Digital health opportunities in aged care

Digital health opportunities in aged care

Nurses working in the aged care sector were anxious for the release of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety report late last year, given the knowledge that this sector is well behind in the use and application of technology and has no...

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AIDH Strategic plan

AIDH Strategic plan

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health strategic plan for 2021-2025 was launched today with a focus on advocacy and member engagement to drive workforce reform.AIDH CEO Dr Louise Schaper said the Institute was already working with many health...

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NSW region gets group together

NSW region gets group together

A group of AIDH members living in and around Newcastle (NSW) has begun to meet regularly. Their aims are to collaboratively address issues/problems experienced by regional members, share information and insights, jointly participate in and learn from...

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Lumos shines a light on patient journeys in NSW

Lumos shines a light on patient journeys in NSW

The Lumos program links de-identified records to map patient journeys from primary care to other settings and health information sources in NSW, including hospitals, cancer registry and cause of death information. Data from this program uncovers new...

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Short course in health informatics at Flinders

Short course in health informatics at Flinders

The 2021 Health Informatics Short Course at Flinders University has been rescheduled and is being conducted from 12-16 July in Adelaide (at the Victoria Square Campus). In this one-week intensive course, you will develop skills in using health informatics...

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Executives into fellowship

Executives into fellowship

Health managers and leaders are invited to apply for Fellowship or Associate Fellowship of the Institute through the new executive pathway. Senior executives with depth of knowledge in digital health from their experience across the health system could be...

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Advocating in aged care

Advocating in aged care

Message from the CEO: The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released last week highlighted a need for digital advancement as part of the overall transformation of the aged care system. Aged care has long been on our...

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The impact of a pandemic on nursing and midwifery

The impact of a pandemic on nursing and midwifery

Have your say on this topic by logging into the CoP forum on the members’ SocialLink for nursing and midwifery. The Impact of a Pandemic on Nursing and Midwifery By Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay It is hard to envisage the difference in circumstances...

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Institute welcomes digital health capability framework

Institute welcomes digital health capability framework

The National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework is positively welcomed by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health’s Nursing and Midwifery Community of Practice. The framework provides: a transparent vison for nurses and...

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Expecting a baby in 2021?

Expecting a baby in 2021?

Where will you find trusted, safe & qualified advice online? Expectant mothers, fathers and families are invited to hear from the experts in the emerging world of digitally enabled maternal care. Join this Australasian Institute of Digital Health...

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Damian Green joins the Board

Damian Green joins the Board

Deputy Director General of eHealth Queensland Damian Green has joined the Board of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, bringing to the role a wealth of experience as a digital health leader in hospitals and health services.Damian was appointed to...

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Message from the CEO

Message from the CEO

The Institute salutes the extraordinary work of all healthcare professionals across Australasia this year. There is no doubt the pandemic tested – and continues to test - every facet of the health system, and there has been enormous participation by...

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