The two main bodies representing Health Informatics professional in Australia, the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) have announced that they are considering a merger. They have now commenced a consultation with members and stakeholders. In a letter to members, Dr David Hansen (Chair, HISA) and Angela Ryan (President, ACHI) state:
“This question has been discussed and evaluated by the Board of HISA and the ACHI Council for over a year. Our organisations have worked together collaboratively since ACHI was formed 20 years ago and today that relationship is as strong and strategic as ever. We believe that combining our forces and building a new organisation will strengthen our ability to deliver on the core outcomes you’ve grown to expect and to deliver better and more strategic programs that best serve all stakeholders as health progresses into the digital age.”
Read more about the proposed merger here .