Who is HiNZ?
Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) is a not-for-profit membership organisation for a diverse group of health and IT professionals. HiNZ supports the field of health informatics. Members include doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, health sector managers, IT industry managers, analysts, academics and students. HiNZ is New Zealand’s impartial meeting place for sharing ideas and building knowledge about the use of information and IT in the health sector.
The organisation was founded in 2000 and is an incorporated society with a volunteer elected board and a paid management team. The HiNZ constitution contains the governing regulations of our organisation.
Who funds HiNZ?
The funding for HiNZ comes from membership fees, event registration fees, trade exhibitions, sponsorship and government grants. HiNZ has no majority funder from any one institution, company or government department, which enables HiNZ to be independent and neutral.
What is health informatics?
In essence, health informatics is about getting the right information to the right person at the right time. It is critical to the delivery of information to healthcare professionals so they can deliver the most appropriate care.
Health informatics is the science behind the convergence of healthcare, information technology and business. The practice of health informatics deals with the storage, retrieval, sharing, and optimal use of data that relates to human health, and considers how we use this knowledge for problem solving and
decision making. Sometimes called digital health or e-health, the field of health informatics underpins a nation’s ability to deliver an affordable, flexible health system that provides better health outcomes to citizens. Find out more about health informatics.
HiNZ members include clinicians, IT professionals, health sector managers, government, industry, academics, students, and other NGOs. HiNZ builds and strengthens connections between these groups and encourages the sharing of ideas across the sector.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in health informatics. You don't need a specific qualification to become a member of HiNZ. Join now.
What services does HiNZ provide?
HiNZ enables collaboration on the use of IT in the health sector through a range of events including: conferences, seminars, primers, and hackathons.
HiNZ supports professional development through the Health Care and Informatics Review Online (HCIRO) journal, certification via CHIA (Certified Health Informatician Australasia) and the provision of certificates confirming CPD points to event attendees. HiNZ is currently working on the development of online flexible learning options for members.
HiNZ provides information to members through its webcast library, conference archive of slides & video, news listings, and a regular eNewsletter.
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