Clinical case studies

The call for papers has now closed. Thank you for all the submissions.

650 word overview

Abstracts are invited from practitioners working in a clinical environment about informatics projects aimed at improving the day-to-day delivery of patient care. HIC 2019 introduces to sub-themes of the clinical stream; primary care and hospitals/acute. Projects may focus on clinician workflows, communication, decision support, patient education and safety. Projects ideally have been implemented and evaluated in a clinical setting, and are potentially transferable to other sites.

Submissions are encouraged across a range of healthcare settings including public and private hospitals, nursing, primary care, indigenous, aged and community care and multi-cultural services.

Dr Nathan Pinskier HIC 2019 Clinical Stream Co-Chair – Primary Care
Dr Nathan Pinskier Former Chair, RACGP, REC Practice Technology and Management
Julianne Badenoch HIC 2019 Clinical Stream Co-Chair – Primary Care
Julianne Badenoch Director, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association
Graeme Hart HIC 2019 Clinical Stream Co-Chair – Hospital/Acute
Graeme Hart Associate Professor, Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre and Chief Medical Information Officer, Austin Health 

Key dates

29 March 2019 Submissions close
1 May 2019 Notifications
22 May 2019 Resubmission

Make sure your research, your project, your innovation, your experience, your learnings are a part of the biggest health informatics and e-health event on the 2019 calendar.


Authors are encouraged to submit under the following ten streams. The bullet points under each stream provides context of the type of content in those areas.

  • Analytics and the Learning Health System
    • Applications and research of data science in all areas of health and biomedicine
    • Population health, precision medicine and genomics
    • Natural language processing, artificial intelligence and deep learning
    • Data visualisation, data analysis, communication and simulation approaches
  • Clinical Informatics
    • Quality, safety and patient outcomes
    • User experience design UX, human-computer interaction and human factors
    • System and workflow implementation/change management/adoption and use
    • Clinical decision support
    • Data integrity, reliability
    • Clinical guidelines and evidence based practice
  • Digital Health Workforce Development
    • Informatics education and workforce development, building workforce capacity
    • Governance, change and adoption
  • Health Policy, Ethics and Business Models
    • New service delivery and business models of healthcare e.g. patient centred medical homes, decentralised and federated solutions
    • Health service delivery improvements/new service delivery models
    • Privacy and consent
    • Cybersecurity
    • Access and equity to healthcare
  • Informatics in Health Professional Education
    • Information technology in health professional education and the teaching of health informatics as a discipline.
  • Innovations, Informaticians and Digital Health Entrepreneurship
    • Innovative research and uses of emerging technology eg apps, wearables, virtual/augmented reality, robotics
    • Innovative uses of technology e.g. mHealth, telehealth, social media, web 2.0, medical technology
    • Strategic opportunities for investment and innovation
  • Integrated and Connected Care
    • Care across multiple disciplines/providers/regions/precincts
    • Managing healthcare in priority areas
    • Convergence of healthcare with social and community care
    • Integrated approaches to mental health, chronic disease
  • Interoperability and Informatics Infrastructure
    • Methods to develop and implement clinical data integration and exchange, including use of health IT standards (FHIR etc), secure messaging, standard data formats (eg continuity of care document or HL7, Clinical Document Architecture) and vocabularies (eg SNOMED, LOINC, ICD-9).
    • Convergence of data/interoperability between medical devices and EMRs
  • Participatory Medicine & Consumer Informatics – Involving the Patient
    • Enhancing two-way communication of information between consumer and clinician
    • Research and application of patient-facing technologies–such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), symptom tracking, fitness trackers, etc.
    • The consumer perspective, access and technology design to improve consumer experience
  • System Implementations and Digital Hospitals
    • Digital hospital implementations and change management
    • eMRs and digital records management
    • Medications management
    • Specialty systems