dr louise schaper
CEO of Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)
As the leader of Australia’s peak professional organisation for digital health, Dr Louise Schaper is a renowned advocate for the transformation of healthcare through technology and information. Louise is intimately connected to Australia’s substantial national health reform efforts, where e-health is acknowledged as a key enabler to achieving high quality, safe, sustainable and patient-centred care.
With her passion for innovation and commitment to entrepreneurship within Australia’s digital health community, she has achieved a global reputation in the rapidly evolving field of health informatics. In addition to her leadership of HISA, Louise sits on the Advisory Board for the Stanford Medicine X conference, is a National E-Health Transition Authority Clinical Leader, and previously chaired the E-Health International Advisory Group of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Louise has a background as an occupational therapist, a PhD on technology acceptance amongst healthcare professionals and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Leadership Program.