Affiliations

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

International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)

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

  • Networking with peer organisations on a global level for the interchange of ideas, collaborative efforts, student/faculty exchange etc.
  • Participation in IMIA’s Working and Special Interest Groups
  • Participation in the IMIA General Assembly, IMIA’s governing body
  • Access to the IMIA’s online “News and Announcements” and “Meetings & Conferences”
  • Inclusion in IMIA’s web site and annual Yearbook of Medical Informatics
  • Free access to the full electronic version of the IMIA Yearbook

Australian Council of Professions

The College is a full member of  the Australian Council of Professions (“Professions Australia”), the national peak organisation of professional associations advancing and promoting professionalism for the benefit of the community.  Professions Australia has ~30 member associations representing ~420,000 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

Standards Australia IT-014 “e-Health” Committee

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

Other Affiliations

The College also collaborates with the following organisations:

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) has merged with the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) to form the Australasian Institute of Digital Health on Monday 24 February 2020. This site will no longer be updated and will be preserved for archive. Visit us at the Institute! www.digitalhealth.org.au.