South African Health Informatics Association (HISA)
DEFINITION AND OBJECTIVES
The South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA) is an independent organisation formed to promote the professional application of Health Informatics in South Africa.
To represent South African Health Informatics nationally and internationally, notably through the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), of which SAHIA will be a member.
To Promote and uphold the status of the Health Informatics profession by:
Striving for the recognition of Health Informatics as a speciality registrable with professional health councils in South Africa.
Stimulating appropriate conditions of service for Health Informaticians.
Participating in the definition of standards of education and professionalism of Health Informatics at Universities, Schools of Public Health and Technikons.
Promoting human resource development in Health Informatics.
Promoting the use of Health Informatics in the planning and delivery of health services.
Promoting the interests of IMIA in South Africa.
To stimulate the advancement of Health Informatics in South Africa by:
Arranging meetings, symposia and colloquia for the discussion of experiences and advances in Health Informatics.
Providing a vehicle for contact and co-operation between organisations and individuals active in Health Informatics.
Assisting members to participate in national and international meetings on Health Informatics.
Supporting the publication of a South African journal on Health Informatics.
Promoting education and training in Health Informatics in South Africa.
Promoting research on Health Informatics in South Africa.
To maintain close co-operation with organisations with related aims and objectives, such as the Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA).
To promote the interests of members.