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 Australasian College of Health Informatics

Australasia's Health Informatics Professional Body

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Australasian College of Health Informatics

The Australasian College of Health Informatics is the professional body for Health Informatics in the Asia-Pacific Region.  The credentialed Fellows and Members of the College are national and international experts, thought leaders and trusted advisers in Health Informatics.  ACHI sets standards for education and professional practice in Health Informatics, supports initiatives, facilitates collaboration and mentors the community.

Upcoming Events & Calls for Papers

Ongoing: electronic Journal for Health Informatics Call for Papers

Recently Published College Documents

The College regularly provides constructive input and comment on relevant government or NGO proposals and drafts.  ACHI Fellows and Members have recently authored the following response documents:

ACHI welcomes the Release of the PCEHR Review  (Press Release - 22 May 2014)

ACHI Response to Medicare Locals Review  (December 2013)

ACHI Response to PCEHR Review  (November 2013)

ACHI Response to DoHA "PCEHR Proposals for Regulations and Rules"  (April 2012)

ACHI Response to DoHA "PCEHR Legislative Issues"  (August 2011)

ACHI Response to NEHTA Draft Continuity of Care Specifications  (July 2011 - to be published)

ACHI Response to Draft PCEHR Concept of Operations  (May 2011, updated June 2011)

ACHI Submission to Senate Enquiry into the Health Identifier Legislation  (Transcripts)  (Report)  (March 2010)

ACHI Response to Draft Health Identifier Legislation  (Jan. 2010)

Report on HealthCom 2009 Conference  (ACHI Imm. Past President Dr Terry Hannan - Sydney, Dec. 2009)

Report on "Realising Our Broadband Future" Workshop  (Sydney, Dec. 2009)

ACHI Response to NEHTA Draft "Electronic Transfer of Prescription"  (Dec. 2009)

Letter to Prime Minister Rudd re e-Health Implementation  (via Coalition for eHealth - Dec. 2009)

ACHI Response to AHMAC Discussion Paper on "Health Identifiers & Privacy"  (Aug. 2009)

Australian Health Informatics Education Council 'Work Plan 2009-10 and Beyond'  (June 2009)

ACHI Submission to the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission  (Aug. 2008)

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The College has four levels of membership reflecting the expertise and contributions to Health Informatics:

Fellow ("FACHI")
Member ("MACHI")
Associate Member
Student Member

More details and membership application forms here: Benefits of College Membership

ACHI Membership of IMIA

Health Informatics International - IMIA The College is an Academic Institutional Member of the International Medical Informatics Association.  This provides the College and its members with the following privileges:

  • The facility to network with peer organisations on a global level for the interchange of ideas, collaborative efforts, student/faculty exchange etc.
  • The opportunity to participate in IMIA’s Working and Special Interest Groups
  • Participation in the IMIA General Assembly, IMIA’s governing body
  • Free access to post news on the IMIA website’s online News and Announcements
  • Free access to post meetings and seminars, etc. on IMIA’s "Meetings & Conferences" section of the website
  • ACHI is included in IMIA's web site and annual Yearbook of Medical Informatics as an IMIA Academic Member
  • Free access to the full electronic version of the IMIA Yearbook for ACHI Members

ACHI Membership of Professions Australia

Health Informatics Professional Organisation

The College is a full member of "Professions Australia" (Australian Council of Professions Ltd), the national organisation of professional associations advancing and promoting professionalism for the benefit of the community.  Professions Australia has ~30 member associations representing ~350,000 professionals across Australia and pursues initiatives to enhance professional standards and increase the professions' contributions to the broader community by:

  • maintaining and developing the ethical standards of professionals
  • working in partnership with the higher education sector to ensure excellence in professional education
  • encouraging continual professional development and the updating of professional knowledge
  • contributing to the recognition of professional practice by governments and the community
  • supporting volunteering and community service by individual professionals

More information here:

ACHI Representation on the Standards Australia IT-014 "e-Health" Committee

eHealth Standards The College is a formal Member of the peak Australian committee for the development and ratification of standards for health information systems interoperability and e-health, Standards Australia IT-014 "Health Informatics".  IT-014 publishes national standards that respond to the health sector’s information needs and ensure a consolidated approach in areas such as electronic health records, messaging, terminology, representation of health concepts, client/provider identification and health supply chain.  Its standards will allow the exchange and longitudinal management of health information to support integrated clinical care.  The membership in IT-014 provides the College and its members with:

  • Input into the Australian strategy and implementation of health information systems interoperability and e-health standards
  • Participation in the creation and localisation of information systems interoperability and e-health standards for Australia
  • Participation in the Australian commenting and voting on ISO health informatics standards

More information and free standards downloads here:

ACHI Representation on the NEHTA Stakeholder Reference Forum

NEHTA The College participates in National eHealth Transition Authority's Stakeholder Reference Forum (SRF), which allows major national stakeholders to provide their input to NEHTA’s work program and provides information back to our members.  The SRF has five Reference Groups:

  • Clinical Terminology and Information Reference Group (CTIRG)
  • Continuity of Care Reference Group (CCRG)
  • (SRF)Diagnostic Services Reference Group (DSRG)
  • Identification, Authentication and Access Reference Group (IAARG)
  • Medication Management Reference Group (MMRG)

The NEHTA SRF Reference Groups meet 3-4 times each year to review the activities of the NEHTA work programs and to provide their input.  Each Reference Group publishes regular reports ("Outcome Statements") on its work.

More information here:  (Note: Updates are often delayed.)

Affiliated Organisations

The College is affiliated and collaborates with the following organisations:

Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ)

Australian Health Informatics Education Council (AHIEC)

electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI)


Health Informatics & Health Sciences Positions

Professor and Head, School of Human Services and Social Work
Wednesday, 30th July 2014
Department: School of Human Services and Social Work Institution: Griffith University Reference: 500041 Element: School of Human Services and Social Work Work Type: Fixed term (three years) with a substantive fixed term (five years) position Situated at both the Gold Coast and Logan campuses, the School of Human Services and Social Work has an established reputation for producing high quality graduates, who are well equipped to enter a wide variety of roles in ...  (Visit for the complete position description.)

HC3 Research Director/ Research & Evaluation Officer
Thursday, 31st July 2014
Department: Center for Communication Programs Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health The HC3 Research Director will manage the research portfolio of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3).  HC3 is five-year USAID-funded project to support strategic health communication programs in developing countries, with an emphasis on the strengthening of the capacity of in-country partners.  Awarded in October 2012, the project will continue through 2017 and cover...  (Visit for the complete position description.)

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Wednesday, 30th July 2014
Department: College of Nursing Institution: New York University The Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the New York University (NYU) College of Nursing is responsible for the leadership and oversight of all academic programs at the College of Nursing, to implement excellence and innovation in the educational enterprise.  Strategically, the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs develops and implements the global integration ...  (Visit for the complete position description.)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Caregiver Communication
Wednesday, 30th July 2014
Department: Faculty of Nursing Institution: University of Manitoba Postdoctoral Fellowship in Caregiver Communication Faculty of Nursing University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada) A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg (Canada).  Dr.  Michelle Lobchuk holds a Manitoba Research Chair from the Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC) for her program of research entitled, Caregi...  (Visit for the complete position description.)

Full-Time Faculty Members- DPT Program
Wednesday, 30th July 2014
Department: DPT Program Institution: Mount St.  Joseph University Mount St.  Joseph University (MSJ) ( is seeking nominations and applications for two full-time faculty members in the entry-level DPT Program - a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor) and a professional-track position of Integrated Lab Instructor (Instructor/ Assistant Professor). MSJ is a private institution founded by the Sisters of Charity...  (Visit for the complete position description.)


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