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Nursing Informatics Australia
Conference 2013

15 July 2013 Adelaide Convention Centre


Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA), a special interest group of HISA, is pleased to invite you to participate in NIA 2013, Australia's Nursing Informatics Conference, to be held on 15 July 2013 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The primary theme of NIA 2013 is New Age Workforce: Blending Professional and Digital Behaviours.

NIA 2013 is Australia's only dedicated one day national nursing informatics conference – AND it has an impressive 20+ year history! NIA 2013 will bring together the best of the best in terms of nursing informatics leaders. Delegates will delve into key issues in terms of governance, legal & ethics, professionalism, mobile apps, social media, work/life balance & technology, patient centred care/self-management and making it easy for the patient.

Presentation of the Moya Conrick Award will feature in the program.


Gold Sponsor


The Australian E-health Research Centre TrendCare is the leading workload management and workforce planning system in Australasia, operating across five countries, winning National and International Awards for innovation, service delivery and training. TrendCare provides rostering, patient acuity, work allocation, risk assessments, care planning, handovers and HRM solutions. TrendCare promotes safe staffing, improved patient outcomes and productivity, and efficiency gains.

Networking Reception Sponsor

McKesson Corporation


McKesson Corporation, currently the 14th largest company in the US, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to streamlining the business of healthcare. McKesson solutions and services empower healthcare professionals with the information they need to deliver better care and improve patient satisfaction. We are proud to work with both SA Health, Department of Health WA and HISA and look forward to networking with delegates during our time at HIC.


Janette Bennett is the Clinical Director Global market development for BT Health. She has overseen BT's delivery of ICT services software, systems integration and infrastructure in Singapore as well as clinical safety in Australia. Janette has worked across all of BTs current projects in all aspects from design to implementation.

Ann Larkins is the CIO/Director of Information Services at Barwon Health. She is a CCRN completing her MBT (UNSW) with over 20 years' experience in clinical practice, patient flow and ICT projects and strategy in the health sector. Key to the success of the changes that have taken place at Barwon Health has been the iterative cycles of improvement driven collaboratively with clinicians and ICT over the past 12 years, with a shared vision of providing support and value for clinical practice and improved patient outcomes across the region. The next phases of work will see the progression to a true EMR across the organisation with evidence based decision support inbuilt by design, with increasing capability to share data seamlessly with patients and other treating clinicians in line with our consumer focus and the broad aims of the national e-health agenda.

Cherrie Lowe is a registered general nurse and registered midwife with Tertiary qualifications in Education (Nursing) and Hospital Administration. Cherrie has been a Director of Nursing of several hospitals and has worked in a wide range of clinical specialties. Cherrie is a senior surveyor for the Australian Council on HealthCare Standards. She is also an Honorary Lecturer and Associate of Monash University for the Faculty of Nursing. Cherrie regularly presents at national and international healthcare conferences on a wide range of topics and has had numerous papers / chapters published internationally. Cherrie is a founding Director of Trend Care Systems Pty Ltd, an international software company. Cherrie is also the proud recipient of the Royal College of Nursing Australia (Qld Chapter) Nursing Excellence Award for the contribution she has made to nursing in Australia.


Registration is now open for NIA 2013.

You can register to attend the day or purchase a full conference registration to HIC 2013 and your attendance at one of the associated events on Monday 15 July is included.


Nursing Informatics Australia Conference
HISA Member* $310
HISA Non-member $360
Student§ $155

* HISA Member rate applies to current HISA members (excludes Affiliate members. Please contact hic2013@hisa.org.au if you are an Affiliate member).

§ Student registration must be accompanied by proof of valid full time University student ID. Please email to hic2013@hisa.org.au or fax to +61 3 8610 0006. Student registration does not include the Gala Dinner.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Strategic Advisory Committee

Lis Herbert NIA 2013 Conference Chair, Change Manager, Gold Coast District eMR Project
Donna Barton Health Information Manager, Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home
Sharon Downman Assistant Director of Nursing, Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
Joanne Foster Academic/Researcher, School of Nursing, QLD University of Technology
Marian Liannane Nursing Director, Queensland Health
Bryan Macdonald Clinical Application Specialist, Emerging Systems
Sue McIndoe Senior Project Officer, eHealth, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Associated events
Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Delegate Lounge Sponsor

Lanyard and NIA Networking Reception Sponsor


Speaker Sponsor


Workshop Session Sponsor