Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Network
Nursing and midwifery informatics has a unique role in ensuring a digitally enabled health system delivers on the promise of better health outcomes for all Australians. Nursing is the largest single profession in the healthcare workforce and provides continuous care to patients during inpatient stays and to consumers within community and primary healthcare settings. The role of nurses and midwives in the digital environment has the potential to not only deliver improvements in efficiency and patient outcomes, but also to facilitate an improved consumer and clinician experience.
Suki Loe, WA Health
About the Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Network
The Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Network is the pre-eminent group of nursing and midwifery informaticians in Australia. Membership is open to all registered nurses and registered midwives.
The Network promotes nursing and midwifery informatics priorities such as appropriate language, education and ongoing research. It engenders nursing and midwifery to embrace information and communication technologies, and establishes strong foundations for taking these developments forward.
It also ensures nursing and midwifery has the data and resources to continue to provide evidence-based, quality, cost-effective and outcome-driven care for patients and clients into the future.
Learn more about the instrumental role of nurses and midwives in digitally transforming healthcare by downloading the Position Statement.
Dr Helen Almond FAIDH
Vice Chair, Tas
Lecturer in Digital Health & Informatics, Swinburne University of Technology
Alan Scanlon CHIA
Written Content Coordinator, QLD
Nurse Manager – Clinical Systems Analyst, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Committee member, NSW
Chief Nurse and Midwifery Information Officer, Northern Sydney Local Health District
Interested in a career in nursing or midwifery informatics?
Nurses and midwives wanting to increase their knowledge and/or skills in nursing, midwifery, or health informatics have several avenues.
Several universities have postgraduate coursework programs and nurses and midwives are advised to contact local universities to ascertain if they provide relevant programs or courses in both on-campus or distance education mode. The Institute provides a list of Health Informatics degree course and short course providers in Australia and New Zealand.
There are also a variety of user-pay or free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that address specific concepts within nursing, midwifery, or health informatics. Entering nursing or midwifery informatics MOOCs into a search engine will produce a list of available courses and their commencement dates. MOOC platforms include Coursera, edX, Udacity, Open Yale, Udemy. Khan Academy, Alison, FutureLearn, and courses address Nursing Informatics, Health Informatics, Digital Health, and eHealth, and Data Analytics.
Nurses and midwives who have experience in nursing, midwifery, or health informatics and want their skills formally recognised may elect to undertake certification via the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) program, developed by AIDH.
Editorials & community blogs
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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, genomics is still...
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...
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...
News & updates
The AIDH-N.M Community of practice this month focuses on Digital Health Educational Opportunities for Nurses and Midwives. We hope you will join us in a meaningful discussion and sharing of resources.Healthcare environments have been equipped with...
The AIDH-Nursing.Midwifery Community of practice this month focuses on Digital Health Capability. Amongst the confrontational events of bush fires, floods and pandemics, in October 2020 the National Nursing and Midwifery 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...
Nursing Informatics Strategic Paper
A framework for nursing informatics in Australia
International Council of Nurses
Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.
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2018 Joanne Reid Sydney
2017 Suki Loe Brisbane
2016 Naomi Dobroff Melbourne
2015 Bernice Redley Brisbane
2014 Josephine Stevens Melbourne
2013 Johanna Westbrook Adelaide
2012 Livio Ciacciarelli Sydney
2011 Susan Moller Brisbane
2010 Sharon Downman Melbourne
Nursing.Midwifery Informatics on Digital Health TV
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