groupRishikesh Sharma and Nikesh Gopalkumar

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It would be fair to say that we as a professional entity are at the brink of a precipice. We are witnessing a digital health revolution in Australia and globally. With the recent introduction of open-source web-based EMRs for developing nations such as AMPATH1 and OpenMRS2 e-record systems, we come to understand that healthcare is an information business and its effective management is seen to have transformed healthcare delivery (Hannan, 2014). In addition, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA Work Group, 2014) stated that the need for health informatics has never been greater, especially because of the power it can harness from the metadata collected for informed medical decision making and healthcare improvement.

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