Academic/scientific papers

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

Full papers, 4-6 pages, 2000-3000 words

For all accepted presentations (excludes posters), the abstract will appear in the HIC 2019 Conference App and the paper will be published in the prestigious IOS Press series. The paper will be published with IOS Press as part of their ‘Studies in health technology and informatics’ series and it will be Open Access rather than printed. HISA and ACHI encourage you to contribute and participate.

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.

Thank you
We would like to thank all of our reviewers, in particular our HISA members and ACHI members, for their contribution to the program, their role is vital and we appreciate their time and effort.

Liz Cummings HIC 2019 Academic/Scientific Co-Chair
A/Prof Elizabeth Cummings Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania and Deputy Chair, Nursing Informatics Australia
Dr Mark Merolli HIC 2019 Academic/Scientific Co-Chair
Dr Mark Merolli Academic Director of Digital Health, Swinburne University of Technology

Branko Cesnik award

Branko Cesnik Award

All submissions will be given automatic entry to HISA’s Branko Cesnik Award. To find out further information on the award please click here.

About Branko

Branko was one of the founding members of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Informatics (APAMI) and the Australian College of Health Informatics (ACHI). He was also a member of the Board of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), Vice-President of Membership, senior editor of the Medinfo ’98 Proceedings (Korea). He also served IMIA through a variety of other responsibilities. His great leadership and vision were instrumental in laying the foundation for health informatics developments “Down Under” that occasioned MEDINFO 2007 in Australia. The Branko Cesnik awards recognises his work and give “life” to the further developments in health informatics in Australia.

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