Explore the latest research and connect with colleagues with the Queensland Digital Health Journal Club

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The Queensland Digital Health Journal Club showcases current research and latest developments in digital healthcare across the world. The Journal Club provides an opportunity to share learning about digital health, stay informed about the latest developments internationally, and ensure practices are contemporary and based on the latest evidence.

The Queensland Digital Academy (QDA) has been running journal club since September 2020 and these sessions are designed to showcase current research and developments in digital healthcare, to promote digital literacy, support digital transformation and build digital capability and capacity across Queensland Health. 

Journal Club meetings are led by a facilitator who guides discussion and moderates any questions, and a speaker who presents their chosen journal article, showcasing the paper and analysing its strengths and weaknesses.

Participants have access to high value, prestigious journals through CKN, such as MJA, NEJM, The Lancet, JAMA, BMJ, and Pediatrics, to name a few.

All participants have the opportunity to discuss presented papers and reflect on whether practice needs to change as a result of the new evidence. Through this group discussion the Queensland Digital Health Journal Club provides an ideal opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues interested in health informatics and research from all over Queensland.

Speakers and facilitators with clinical and research backgrounds have come from within the Metro North HHS and QDA’s university partners, UQ and QUT. Additionally PhD candidates, Digital Metro North Clinical Informatic directors and Researchers within the Herston Health campus are regularly scheduled as participants. 

Journal Club is held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 12-12.45pm, between February and November.

Anyone across the state who is interested in speaking or attending is encouraged to register. And for those who have been through CHIA there is the possibility to receive CPD points, depending on your level of involvement.

If you would like further information about the Queensland Digital Health Journal Club please contact QDA@health.qld.gov.au.