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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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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

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: 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 here: 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 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: www.NEHTA.gov.au/about-us/stakeholders  (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)

HISA

Health Informatics & Health Sciences Positions

Full-time Faculty Position
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
Department: College of Nursing Institution: East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University, College of Nursing (CON) is seeking applicants for a faculty position beginning in January and August 2015.  Expertise is especially needed in Pediatrics, Women's Health, Critical Care and Adult/Gerontology courses.  Undergraduate and Graduate teaching opportunities are available, depending on qualifications.  Faculty practice opportunities may be avai...  (Visit http://academickeys.com/r?job=60779&tag=60779-rss for the complete position description.)

Professional Nursing Tutor BSN Program Addison Campus
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
Department: Academics Institution: Chamberlain College of Nursing *Qualifications* To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  ...  (Visit http://academickeys.com/r?job=60792&tag=60792-rss for the complete position description.)

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Occupational Injury & Disability Research
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
Department: Work Environment Institution: University of Massachusetts, Lowell The College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell prepares professionals ready for employment in a wide range of health and environmental occupations.  A large research program and vibrant community engagement enrich and support the educational programs.  The Post-Doctoral fellow will carry out occupational injury and disability research in close collaborat...  (Visit http://academickeys.com/r?job=60802&tag=60802-rss for the complete position description.)

Post-doctoral Fellow - Occupational/Environmental Epidemiology
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
Department: Work Environment Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell The Post-Doctoral fellow will carry out epidemiologic research in close collaboration with the P.I., Dr.  David Kriebel.  Specifically, the fellow will assist with design and construction of case and control identification and data collection instruments and database for a study of work-related risk factors for retinal detachment, as well as with design and evaluation of an exposure ...  (Visit http://academickeys.com/r?job=60806&tag=60806-rss for the complete position description.)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Monday, 20th October 2014
Department: Graduate School of Medicine Institution: University of Tokyo Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions in theoretical epidemiology of infectious diseases.  We are looking for candidates with strong interests and demonstrated expertise in mathematical modeling in epidemiology or statistical analysis o...  (Visit http://academickeys.com/r?job=60672&tag=60672-rss for the complete position description.)

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