|INTERNATIONAL MEETING FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOR MENTORED POSITION AVAILABLE
Our current Funding Agreement between the Department of Health and Standards Australia (SA) provides funding assistance for an Australian delegation of up to seven delegates to attend international ISO and HL7 meetings throughout the year.
These meetings are generally timed as follows:
• April/May – HL7 and ISO
• Sept/Oct – HL7 and ISO
For each of these five meetings the Department of Health has now offered funding assistance for at least one additional position as a ‘mentored position’. This role is available to all active members of the IT-014 community to apply if they have been to two or less international meetings.
Standards Australia and our IT-014 stakeholders are very keen to expand the pool of health informatics experts who are willing to commit the necessary time, knowledge and expertise to the development and maintenance of national and international standards. Applicants are assessed and selected on the basis of their technical experience, interests and ability to actively participate. The ideal candidate may not have had any international standards development experience but is willing to become (or is already) an active member of the IT-014 community representing Australia’s interests and reporting back to IT-014 following the meeting.
• Recipients receiving support benefit from participating in this activity in
the following areas:
• Gain first hand understanding and insights into the ISO system / ISO/TC 215
health informatics and HL7 areas;
• Interacting with and learning from the world’s leading health informatics
• The opportunity to build and develop an international network of contacts in the
• Gaining experience in negotiating and reaching consensus at the international
Standards Australia would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to consider applying for the position when the ‘call for nomination emails’ are sent out two months prior to the meetings.