One year after its launch, Healthcare IT News Australia has been recognised with two global awards for its work in reporting on the digital health revolution that is transforming healthcare worldwide and saving lives.

Announced in New York this week, HITNA won the international Content Marketing Awards for ‘Best New Digital Publication – Editorial’ and ‘Best Overall Editorial – Digital’ for its coverage of the most consequential disruption of our time.

A member of the HIMSS stable of global publications, HITNA is also one of five finalists for the most prestigious award, 'Project of the Year', with the winner to be announced in Cleveland on September 5th.

HITNA was also a finalist in the ‘Healthcare/Medical Publication’ category, which was awarded to NewYork-Presbyterian’s Health Matters.

The digital publication that has established itself as an objective voice on the digital health sector in Australia launched at the HIMSS AsiaPac17 conference in Sydney in May last year.

Since that time it has reported on visionaries in the field, pioneering technologies and politics in the sphere during a time of monumental change.

Memorable among the hundreds of stories has been a revelatory profile on the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Tim Kelsey, wise words from eHealth Queensland’s Dr Richard Ashby, Associate Professor Marcel Dinger’s predictions about the high tech developments at Genome.One, a view of the sector from the departing head of the Garvan Institute's Professor John Mattick, and the NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard describing his job as “fun”.

International luminaries in the field have also lent their support, including Cisco’s Richard Staynings, Samsung’s Dr David Rhew, Elesevier’s Dr Peter Edelstein, Philips’ Dr Roy Smythe, the then Chief Technology Officer of the US Department of Health and Human Services Bruce Greenstein, and the global head of HIMSS Hal Wolf who reflected on his time at a start-up called MTV.

But the highlight has been the International Women’s Day special edition in which HITNA showcased extraordinary women in the sector, reported on calls for an end to all-male panels – or manels – and broke the story about an Australian neuroscientist who was removed from a speaking engagement when organisers discovered she would be eight months pregnant at the time.

This is a remarkable time in healthcare, and technology is the foundation of a transformation that goes beyond electronic health records to take in genomics, AI, 3D printing, apps, robotics and more. What was once the realm of science fiction is being brought to life – with life-saving consequences, including in remote Indigenous communities that previously had little access to medical care.

And within this healthcare revolution, Australia is “punching above its weight”.

Which is why HITNA will continue to tell your stories.

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