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Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship; HISA Apps Challenge

HISA (Health Informatics Society of Australia – www.hisa.org.au) is proud to introduce the Joan Edgecumbe Continued Professional Development Scholarship into their repertoire of annual Awards and scholarships. See full information on the HISA website: http://www.hisa.org.au/?page=edu_joan

joan1074This scholarship is in recognition of the continued service and passion to the health informatics sector by Mrs. Joan Edgecumbe. Joan is one of HISA’s founding members and over HISA’s 20 year history has occupied the role of Executive Officer, committee member and Board member, until her retirement in 2011. The Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship is designed to encourage undergraduate, graduate certificate, diploma, masters and PhD students who demonstrate commitment and promise in the field of health informatics to attend the annual Health Informatics Conference 2013.

To be considered for the Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship, please fill out the form on http://www.hisa.org.au/?page=edu_joan Please note that this scholarship is only available to HISA members. Application close on 31 May.

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HISA Apps Challenge 2013: HISA’s Health Apps Challenge invites budding app developers to come up with an idea for an app to assist and improve health and health outcomes. Participants are required to design* an innovative e-health related mobile application that facilitates and improves the way individuals experience or receive healthcare or access and use information that can improve health outcomes.

apps2013hisaThis year participants may enter an app that addresses any healthcare topic, but we encourage you to consider focusing on one of the following four areas, in keeping with the themes of HIC 2013:

  • Mental health
  • Oncology
  • Indigenous health
  • Chronic disease management

Full information is at http://www.hisa.org.au/?page=app_challenge_2013 Monday 3 June – Submission deadline (9.00 AM EST)

* Applicants to HISA’s Health Apps Challenge 2013 are not required to actually develop their app prior to entry in the competition. Submissions involve a video presentation of the app concept.

May 7, 2013 - Posted by | APAMI, Australia, award | , ,

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