Term: Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)

Description:
Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1992 and has a limited membership. This society was organized by representatives of health informatics groups operating in Australia at the time with the intention of improving healthcare with health informatics and serve as an advocate between practitioners, the industry and users.
In 2000 HISA had grown enough that it became a national governing body so its constitution and accountability were registered with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC). As a corporate regulator, ASIC’s responsibility is to ensure that the companies they regulate carry out their duties responsibly and in the best interest of their customers.

Applications:
HISA can help educate by providing a national focus on health informatics and offering opportunities for learning more about the technology being used, and giving the chance for professional development in health informatics.

Web Resources:
http://www.hisa.org.au/
http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf

Related Terminology:
electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI), http://www.ejhi.net/ojs/index.php/ejhi
International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), http://www.imia.org/

Citations/References:
http://www.hisa.org.au/
http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf

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