Thank you!

Data Governance 2012 is now completed and was a great success!

HISA and its Health-mic special interest group would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors Microsoft Health Solutions Group, Imperva and Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Thanks also to our DG2012 Exhibitors: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, BizData, EQ Stats and Intech Solutions.

Lastly, thank you to all delegates that attended and we look forward to bringing you further details on next years event "BIG Data” as it shapes up.

Warm regards,

The HISA Conference Team


Data Governance Conference 2012

HISA and it's healthcare management informatics & computing (health-mic) special interest group invite you to attend the 2nd Data Governance event on 29 & 30 March 2012.

The event will be of interest to healthcare executives and managers both clinical and non-clinical, data and information professionals, health informaticians, health policy makers, and academics.

The concept

This event will be dedicated to the issue of data governance in healthcare. Like clinical governance, data governance is about the organisational processes and structures that ensure data is used appropriately, reliably, and in time. Data and information (and the integrity of both) are critical to organisational decision making and monitoring in healthcare. The National Health Reforms add a cross-organisational complexity - and opportunity - into the mix.

Data Governance 2012 will introduce manager and executives, healthcare leaders and information professionals to the concept of data governance and its underpinnings and provide inspiration and guidance to the data-driven transformation coming in the Australian healthcare industry.

Why attend

A transformational opportunity, under the banner of the National Health Reform, is upon the healthcare industry. Crucial to the e-Health future is the safe and effective use of good quality data, which can only be achieved when it is managed appropriately.

Delegates can expect hands-on practical information about how to begin the transition from current practices to more competent data governance, as well as discovering where leading organisations are now setting the goalposts for the next phase of the journey.

From a clinical data perspective,the frustrations of current data practices are well known: data seems to go in, at great cost an effort, but never comes out to support quality and safety monitoring, or outcomes research. We seem to know a great deal about how much we are doing, but not a lot about whether it's any good, or how it compares to others. Find out what you can do to make sure that your efforts and your patients time are rewarded with workable data. Understand the issues and prepare to work in an environment where patient-centric data moves across organisations and control is decentralised.

From a health service management and policy perspective, there is wide variation in the capability and maturity of data governance practice. Delegates can build relationships with peers at other organisations and learn from international experience about:

  • Developing organisational capability in data governance - from grassroots workforce issues to executive and clinical engagement
  • How organisations will need to operate in a national context of data sharing and benchmarking
  • Balancing personal privacy and public benefit
  • Contemporary issues for health care - Australian and International perspective
  • Case studies of data governance in Australian health care
  • Legal and ethical issues for custodians of healthcare data

From an information management and data governance (DG) implementation perspective,there is wide variation in delegates can find answers to practical questions, such as:

  • Is there an example of best practice in healthcare data governance?
  • What software or other tools are there - if any - to assist?
  • What benefits have been realised from organisations with more mature data governance?
  • What can I achieve over the next year to improve data governance in my role?
  • And how can I measure success?

From an academic perspective,data governance in healthcare is an important research challenge in the health informatics space. This event will provide an opportunity for academic researchers to:

  • Present their research results
  • Show how novel approaches can unlock value or simplify the management of data
  • Interact with their "user community" (practitioners, administrators etc.)
  • Interact with their academic/research peers
  • Gain a better understanding of the "pain points" from the perspective of the user community

We encourage you to register to attend this event and look forward to bringing you more details on this event as they come to hand. We trust you share our excitement at what such an event could offer the Australian health informatics landscape.