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HIC 2013 awards


Winner of the 2013 HISA App Challenge, Martin Seneviratne, with HISA CEO Dr Louise Schaper

A medical student has won this year’s Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) App Challenge from among a field of 45 for his tablet-based app for junior medical officers, as announced at HISA’s annual Health Informatics Conference (HIC) in Adelaide this week.

Martin Seneviratne, who is also a successful app developer, picked up $8000 for his check-list style app, iResident, at the HIC 2013 Gala Awards Dinner on Wednesday evening.

The app would be most powerful if used across each member of the multi-disciplinary team comprising the junior medical officer, nurse, physiotherapist and the social worker, Mr Seneviratne’s said.

Watch his video entry here: iResident

Other HIC 2013 Awards

HISA Media Award

Kate McDonald, Pulse+IT

HISA Don Walker Award – Access

Dr Leon Heffer, BioGrid Australia : Oncology data management systems: Improving clinical data capture and expanding opportunities for research for regional health services

HISA Don Walker Award – Effectiveness

Helen Delimitros (below), Alfred Health: Beating WBIT’s using wireless infrastructure, barcode scanning, integration and technology

Helen Delimitros

HISA Don Walker Award – Efficiency

Chuck Parker, Continua Health Alliance: The disaster cardiovascular prevention network: Using interoperable technologies to mitigate CVD risk after the Great East Japan Earthquake

HISA Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship

Helen Almond (below right)

Joan Edgecumbe (left) and Helen Almond



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