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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 Comments on 'National Guidelines for On-Screen Display of Clinical Medicines Information'  (joint with AIHI/APSF - May 2015)

'Patient Access to Pathology Results' - full paper  (Edwards G, Georgiou A, Legg M, - 3 November 2014)

ACHI Encourages Consumer Access to Pathology Results  (Press Release - 30 October 2014)

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 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)

ACHI Submission to NEHTA Review  (Aug. 2007)

ACHI Panel Presentation on Success Factors Review  (Aug. 2007)

Report on NEHTA and ACSQH e-Health Conference  (March 2007)

ACHI Submission on Access Card Privacy  (Oct. 2006)

Australian Health Informatics Educational Framework  (Garde S, Hovenga E - March 2006)

ACHI Paper on eHealth Strategy  (Dec. 2005)

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Membership

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.  The College has a mentorship program that guides and assists professionals to become ACHI Members or Fellows.

e-Journal of Health Informatics

eHealth Founded by the College in March 2006, the e-Journal of Health Informatics is dedicated to the advancement of Health Informatics and information technology in healthcare.  eJHI is an international Open Access journal committed to scholarly excellence and has a global readership in all health professions and at all levels.

eJHI publishes original, high quality papers related to Health Informatics and health informatics technology in a timely fashion.  It provides the healthcare profession with readily accessible, electronically shared information about research and experiences in all areas of health informatics, health information management and health information technology

College Affiliations

The Fellows and Members of the College benefit from strong partnerships with important national and international Health Informatics organisations:

ACHI Membership of IMIA

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

Professions Australia 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 at www.Professions.com.au

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 at www.e-Health.Standards.org.au

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 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 at www.NEHTA.gov.au/about-us/stakeholders   Note: Updates are often delayed.

Other Affiliated Organisations

The College collaborates with the following organisations:

Health Informatics New Zealand                               HISA                             Aus. Health Informatics Education Council (AHIEC)

 HINZ           HISA                   AHIEC

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Health Informatics & Health Sciences Positions

Lecturer (Full-time, Twelve-month)
Thursday, 2nd July 2015
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Academic Health Economist
Thursday, 2nd July 2015
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William H Foege Chair in Global Health
Thursday, 2nd July 2015
Department: Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health Institution: Emory University William H Foege Chair in Global Health Exceptional candidates are sought to fill the prestigious William H.  Foege Chair in Global Health at the Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (http://www.sph.emory.edu/departments/gh/index.html).  This is a tenured position at the level of Professor.  Candidates should be distinguished leaders i...  (Visit http://academickeys.com/r?job=67565&tag=67565-rss for the complete position description.)

Associate Director
Thursday, 2nd July 2015
Department: School of Nursing Institution: San Diego State University Associate Professor: Associate Director School of Nursing One full-time tenure-track faculty position, associate professor rank, is available to begin Fall 2016 in a CCNE-accredited School of Nursing (SON) at San Diego State University.  Qualified applicants must hold earned doctorates (Ph.D.s) in nursing or related fields, with Master's degrees in nursing and be eligible f...  (Visit http://academickeys.com/r?job=67566&tag=67566-rss for the complete position description.)

Associate/Assistant Professor -- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Thursday, 2nd July 2015
Department: School of Nursing Institution: San Diego State University One full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the associate/assistant professor rank is available to begin Fall 2016 in the CCNE-accredited School of Nursing (SON) at San Diego State University (SDSU).  SDSU SON offers the following degree programs: generic baccalaureate, RN to BSN and Master's degree.  We are seeking applicants with expertise in the area of Psychiatric/Mental Heal...  (Visit http://academickeys.com/r?job=67568&tag=67568-rss for the complete position description.)

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