ABOUT US

Purpose

The Australasian College of Health Informatics is the professional organisation for Digital Health and e-Health in the Asia-Pacific Region.  The credentialed Fellows and Members of the College are national, regional and international thought leaders, experts and trusted advisers in Digital Health.  ACHI sets standards for professional practice and education in Health Informatics, provides evidence-based guidance to jurisdictions, supports initiatives, facilitates inter-disciplinary collaboration and mentors the community.

Council Members 2016-17

The ACHI Council leads and manages the affairs of the College.

Chris Pearce

Chris Pearce

PRESIDENT

Chair, Digital Health Committee at Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

AUSTRALIA

Angela Ryan

Angela Ryan

VICE-PRESIDENT

Deputy, CCIO & General Manager, Clinical Programs at Australian Digital Health Agency

AUSTRALIA

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

HON. TREASURER

Healthcare Innovation Advisor at Oracle

AUSTRALIA

Kathleen Gray

Kathleen Gray

HON. SECRETARY

Senior Research Fellow, Health Informatics, University of Melbourne

AUSTRALIA

Douglas Boyle

Douglas Boyle

COUNCILLOR

Associate Professor, Director, HABiC Research Information Technology Unit at The University of Melbourne

AUSTRALIA

Juanita Fernando

Juanita Fernando

COUNCILLOR

Managing Director at Academicals International PL Researcher at Monash University

AUSTRALIA

Klaus Veil

Klaus Veil

COUNCILLOR

DigitalHealth Interoperability Expert and Educator

AUSTRALIA

Karolyn Kerr

Karolyn Kerr

COUNCILLOR

Illuminare Consultancy, The University of Auckland

NEW ZEALAND

Council Committees

Programme Evaluation Committee

Reviews, assesses, summarises literature for health informatics and clinical practitioners.

Karen Day

CHAIR

Membership Committee

Reviews, assesses and recommends membership applications.

Peter Williams

CO-CHAIR

David Bunker

CO-CHAIR

Education Committee

Reviews and recommends on matters regarding education.

Our new Fellowship by Training Working Group will be led by Dr Juanita Fernando and will operate as a sub group of the Education Committee. 

Juanita Fernando

CO-CHAIR

Kieran Le Plastrier

CO-CHAIR

Student Committee

Supports students throughout their studies, creates opportunities for students to engage with the health informatics community, and promotes strong academic achievement in the study of health informatics.

Tim Kariotis

CHAIR

Internet Presence Committee

Reviews, recommends and manages the College’s online presence.

Karen Day

CHAIR

Conference Scientific Panels Committee

Reviews, recommends and manages the College’s involvement in conference scientific programmes.

Sue Whetton

CO-CHAIR

Ray Kirk

CO-CHAIR

More Information

Affiliations
  • International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
  • Australian Council of Professions (“Professions Australia”)

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Past College Presidents

2014-16: Klaus Veil

2013-14: Chris Pearce

2011-13: Peter Williams

2009-11: Klaus Veil

2007-09: Terry Hannan

2005-07: Teng Liaw

2003-05: Evelyn Hovenga

2002-03: Branko Cesnik (†2007)

2001-02: Enrico Coiera (Founding President)

Foundation Fellows
The 2002 College Foundation Fellows were: Peter Adkins, Patrick Bolton, Branko Celler, Branko Cesnik†, Enrico Coiera, Terry Hannan, Sam Heard, Evelyn Hovenga, Michael Kidd, Teng Liaw, Malcolm Pradhan, Rosemary Roberts, Peter Schloeffel, Don Walker, Jim Warren, Peter Williams and Peter Yellowlees.