Australian Health Informatics Summer School (AHISS)

Health Informatics (eHealth) has a rapidly growing presence across the Health sector, impacting on the skills and knowledge base needed across the entire Health 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

To help address these needs, Western Sydney University will host the annual Australian Health Informatics Summer School from 27 January to 30 January 2015 at Access Grid Room, Building EB. 1.32, Parramatta Campus


  • Tuesday 27 January - Introduction and Overview: What is e-Health all about?
  • Wednesday 28 January - Health Information: Health Data Coding and Management
  • Thursday 29 January - Research in e-Health: Papers of the HIKM 2015 Workshop
  • Friday 30 January - Health Systems: Health Messaging and Interoperability


  • Full (4 days): $850 (earlybird $780 if paid before 15 January 2014)
  • One-Day: $390 (earlybird $325 if paid before 15 January 2014)
    (Special rates are available for student registrations)


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 listed under the Programme section.


To register for full or one-day attendance please visit Please direct enquiries to or Ms Davone Kocoski (02)46203015.