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AIDH Report released on AI and the workforce

AIDH Report released on AI and the workforce

It is critical for Australian health and care workers who use artificial intelligence to understand how AI will change the way they deliver care. In its paper Australian AI Workforce Insights 2024, AIDH says health and care professionals should know the basics of how AI works, and its limitations, including potential for bias.

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Digivate Health on a mission

Digivate Health on a mission

Lara Spence, founder of Digivate Health, champions hybrid teams merging digital expertise and clinical insight for optimal outcomes. In the digital era, configuring technology to match health service delivery models is paramount. The payoff? Enhanced productivity, efficiency, care quality, and risk mitigation.

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AIDH appoints new CEO

AIDH appoints new CEO

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) Board is pleased to advise that Anja Nikolic will soon be joining the Institute as CEO.

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Laws may be needed requiring doctors to advise of AI use

Laws may be needed requiring doctors to advise of AI use

A leading Sydney doctor with medico-legal training believes Australia may need laws that require doctors to advise patients if they are using artificial intelligence for their care and to seek informed consent. “There is no current legislation saying that doctors...

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AIDH Branch committees call for nominations 2023

AIDH Branch committees call for nominations 2023

Being part of a Branch Committee is a great way to contribute to a community focused on building the digital health movement through networks, events and ideas exchange. You will also be able to grow your professional knowledge, build on your leadership...

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Have your say in modernising My Health Record

Have your say in modernising My Health Record

The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking valued input from AIDH members to help modernise and improve sharing of information to My Health Record. The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report recommended the government modernise My Health Record to...

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Invitation to participate in the final consultation

Invitation to participate in the final consultation

The Australian Digital Health Agency in collaboration with the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) is releasing the Australian Digital Health Capability Framework and Quality in Data and Connecting Care Guideline for final consultation — two...

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New leadership for the Institute

New leadership for the Institute

Dr Louise Schaper has left the position of CEO of the AIDH.Louise first joined the Health Informatics Society of Australia as CEO in 2010, and led the merger of HISA and the Australasian College of Health Informatics in 2019 to form the Australasian Institute of...

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Westmead Health Precinct and Hospital Tour

Westmead Health Precinct and Hospital Tour

On the Monday 10 July as part of #MEDINFO23, 40+ senior conference delegates attended the Westmead Health Precinct and Hospital Tour. The tour was hosted and coordinated by the Institute and Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and sponsored and supported by...

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Making artificial intelligence work for health

Making artificial intelligence work for health

Making artificial intelligence work for health Artificial intelligence (AI) is making a significant impact across the healthcare sector, emerging as the hot topic of 2023. The use and effectiveness of Chat GPT has been discussed far and wide across sectors, but...

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Global health advocate HIMSS joins MedInfo23

Global health advocate HIMSS joins MedInfo23

Global health advocate HIMSS will support the collective international effort for digital health maturity, interoperability and standards as a partner of MedInfo 2023, the Australasian Institute of Digital Health announced today.AIDH CEO Dr Louise Schaper says HIMSS...

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A digital health platform for genomics

A digital health platform for genomics

A future with precision health promises to transform the way we look at healthcare. Healthcare will no longer need to take the approach “one size fits all” as our knowledge of genomics will enable clinicians to better diagnose and predict conditions, ultimately...

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Come to a CAP info session

Come to a CAP info session

Message from the CEO: Advancing Australia’s digital health workforce has been the primary focus of the Institute for over a decade. Building workforce capability in digital health is critical to our strategy and drives much of our activity. We believe it is critical...

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CEIH CHIAs graduate

CEIH CHIAs graduate

Over the past three years, the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health (CEIH) have supported staff from across the state to complete the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) certification. Last week on 30 November, CEIH facilitated a graduation...

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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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AIDH 2022 Federal Election Statement

AIDH 2022 Federal Election Statement

Shifting the dial on Australia’s transition to a digital health future. It’s the right of every Australian to expect a decisive and coherent plan to build the future of Australian health, and healthcare.

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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 health data and...

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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, predominantly on what...

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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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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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