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Planning is well under way for the 2013 HINZ Conference & Exhibition.
The theme this year is Health Informatics for the People.
News from the International Medical Informatics Association - http://www.imia.org:
- MedInfo 2013 registrations are now open
- Upcoming conferences - MEAHI, EFMI STC, HISA, Medicine 2,0
- Call for Papers - Data Collection in Assisted Living and Smart Homes
- WOHIT / ehealth week in Dublin
Opportunity Hamilton, in association with the NZ Telehealth Forum, are holding a Waikato Telehealth After Five event on Thursday June 28th. The programme includes a presentation of local and nearby examples of Telehealth in use, followed by an establishment process for a regional working group to promote Telehealth across the Waikato.
Have some new research to share? Aside from HINZ 2012, these conferences have recently issued Calls for Papers:
- The 2nd International Conference on Global Telehealth
- The 6th Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management
- Southern success
- Oral Health project
- New palliative care standards from HISO
- Norma Campbell - a leading voice for women and midwives
The National Health IT Board has released an ebooklet, Towards Better Access to Information about our Health.
The ebooklet features case studies that highlight information technology making a difference to sharing patient information and improving patient care on the front line.
Remember that early bird registration for Medical Informatics Europe 2011 closes on 1 May.
As a HINZ member, you also qualify for the EFMI discount.
HINZ has launched its Students Working Group, with a round-up of Health Informatics-related education opportunities at NZ universities. We hope to expand the list as opportunities grow.
Also stay tuned for announcements of Health Informatics Careers seminars.
At the HINZ conference in Wellington late last year, John Wilkinson of Canterbury DHB visited the Datacom stand and won a Nintendo Wii for his chosen Childrens’ Ward. John who is a Decision Support Manager at Canterbury DHB decided to give the game console to the children in the Childrens Ward at Christchurch hospital.
The following websites have been added to our Links page:
- E-watch Bulletin on Innovation in Health Services
What's in the pipeline for the 2012 HINZ Seminar Series?
We'll be further investigating some of the major themes from the 2011 Conference:
- 'Meaningful Use'
A draft National Health IT Plan was released on Friday 24th April.
Following sector feedback the plan has been updated, and is now available here.
The National Clinical Leadership Group has been renamed the National Information Clinical Leadership Group (NICLG).
The latest National Health IT Plan covers the projects that the NICLG have been working on, and their future priorities.
The biennial Clinton Bedogni Prize for Open Systems will be awarded for the first time in 2010 to the New Zealand individual (whether from academia or industry) who has made the greatest contribution to the field of Open Systems in the past two years.
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The National Health IT Board was formed to help ensure strategic direction and robust governance of Health IT in New Zealand. Find out more about the Board and its members on their new website.