Australian Health Informatics Summer School (AHISS)

Health Informatics (eHealth) is spreading in the Health sector, bringing many changes for the workforce.

  • Clinical Professionals such as doctors and nurses need to acquire familiarity with fundamentals of Health Informatics to work effectively and efficiently in contemporary healthcare environments
  • Healthcare administrators and support personnel, from clerical and managerial roles through to executives and policy makers, also need to gain awareness of Health Informatics concepts
  • Computing and information systems specialists must increase their knowledge of technical aspects of Health Informatics, to gain the ability to contribute to the development of new solutions and systems
  • Researchers and postgraduate students in Health, Business, Computing and Science must understand specific topics in Health Informatics in order to use electronic health data methods in their studies

Australian Health Informatics Summer School (AHISS) 

27-30 January 2015 at University of Western Sydney Parramatta Campus.  Room TBA

The Australian Health Informatics Summer School (AHISS) in Sydney consists of a series of short courses to address these needs. Each short course will be run as a full day intensive mode classroom or workshop style session delivered by a team of invited national experts and UWS Health Informatics staff. Each short course will be limited in attendance to a maximum of 30 participants, to ensure an adequate level of personal interaction with the presenter is achievable. Notes from presentations and certificates of attendance will be provided. The short courses are not intended to be eligible for academic credit in university degree courses.

Short course topics available in the Summer School are as follows:

  • Introduction and Overview: What is e-Health all about?
  • Health Information: EHRs, Data Coding and Management
  • Health Systems: Messaging and Clinical Support Systems 
  • Research in e-Health: Current directions and issues

Express Interest in Attending:

If you wish to register interest and receive further details closer to the event, please send your expression of interest and any enquiries to the Australian Health Information Summer School (AHISS) team by email at