The Health Informatics Society of Australia and the Australasian College of Health Informatics have launched a new merged entity this week to represent the digital health sector.

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health officially launched on 24 February.

It aims to cater to a broad digital health community of health informaticians, clinicians, fellows, executives, students, researchers, technologists and industry and healthcare organisations.

The two peaks announced the merger in December after just over 89 per cent HISA members and ACHI fellows and members voted in favour of the merger.

HISA chair Dr David Hansen said a new interim board will meet soon to discuss transition arrangements.

David Hansen

“HISA members will automatically become members of the new institute, whether as individuals or organisationally,” he said.

The institute will have a new online presence and membership, which will build on the current membership base, Mr Hansen said.

ACHI chair Angela Ryan said she looked forward to AIDH forming its strategic direction.

The interim board comprises of Michael Walsh, Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay, Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Leigh Donoghue, David Hansen, Dr Inga Hunter, David Rowlands, Angela Ryan and Peter Williams.

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