On 29th February, the Victorian branch of HISA (Health Informatics Society of Australia) held their first networking and professional education event for 2012, ‘A leap into e-health’.
With a number of highly respected local speakers, the event was headlined by an international guest,
Dr Greg Marchand, Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine at Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C.
Dr Marchand gave a presentation about improving outcomes by the use of real-time patient data in Accident & Emergency / ER.
HBIR’s Prof Fernando Martin-Sanchez presented on bioinformatics, leading to a rush of questions from the floor, primarily on the human genome project. His presentation is available to view on the HBIR Slideshare account.
A/Prof Rodrigo Marino from Melbourne Dental School outlined some of the promising projects in teledentistry;
Other presentations on clinical informatics were given by Jenny O’Brien (Chief Clinical Information Officer at Epworth Hospital) and Dr Ethan Gershon (Executive Director Information Development at Alfred Health).