Laranjo L, Dunn A, Tong H, Kocaballi B, Chen J, Bashir R, Surian D, Gallego Luxan B, Magrabi F, Lau A, Coiera E. Conversational agents in healthcare: a systematic review. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. 2018: Sep 1;25(9): 1248-1258.

Objective Our objective was to review the characteristics, current applications, and evaluation measures of conversational agents with unconstrained natural language input capabilities used for health-related purposes. Methods We searched PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and ACM Digital using a predefined search strategy. Studies were included if they focused on consumers or healthcare professionals; involved a conversational

Hodgson T, Magrabi F, Coiera E. Evaluating the usability of speech recognition to create clinical documentation using commercial electronic health record. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2018; Published Online First: 21 February 2018.

Objective To conduct a replication study to validate previously identified significant risks and inefficiencies associated with the use of speech recognition (SR) for documentation within an electronic health record (EHR) system. Methods Thirty-five emergency department clinicians undertook randomly allocated clinical documentation tasks using keyboard and mouse (KBM) or SR using a commercial EHR system. The experiment design,

Coiera E, Ammenwerth E, Georgiou A, Magrabi F. Does health informatics have a replication crisis. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2018: 25(8)963-968

Objective Many research fields, including psychology and basic medical sciences, struggle with poor reproducibility of reported studies. Biomedical and health informatics is unlikely to be immune to these challenges. This paper explores replication in informatics and the unique challenges the discipline faces. Methods Narrative review of recent literature on research replication challenges. Results While there

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ACHI Fellowship Program placement

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health (CRE) are pleased to announce that CSIRO has joined the ACHI Fellowship by Training Program as an accredited host organisation. Fellowship candidate Vasu Rani has been awarded a six-month paid work placement within the Mobile Health Systems team, which is a part of CSIRO’s Australian e-Health

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First ACHI Fellowship Program placement

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health (CRE) are pleased to announce that Fellowship candidate Toby Hodgson has been awarded a paid work placement at the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA). This placement represents a significant milestone in the development of the Fellowship by Training Program which is a core program of the CRE. Toby

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ACHI Fellowship by Training Program

The ACHI Fellowship by Training Program launched in November 2017 and the response by PhD candidates, academia, government and industry has been extremely positive. Thirteen health informatics research PhD candidates have now been accepted into the program. These candidates, from across Australia and New Zealand, come from a diverse range of disciplines and research domains,

The forgetting health system

Forgetting shapes learning in two different ways. It impedes learning when important lessons are forgotten. Equally, it can be difficult to enact new lessons if we do not let go of old beliefs and practices that are no longer useful. A learning health system (LHS) that wishes to improve health service delivery will need to

Identifying critical gaps in digital health evidence-based policy

The NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Digital Health (CRE) is calling on government, industry, consumers and health service providers to identify critical gaps in digital health evidence-based policy. Making evidence-based decisions is a major challenge for policy makers, health services and industry who operate often on tight timeframes, and may not have access to

Applications open for the Health Informatics fellowship training program

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digital health in partnership with the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Health Informatics Fellowship Training Program. Health Informatic research PhD candidates enrolled at an Australasian university are eligible to apply. Applications are to be submitted online

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CRE in Digital Health – the planning begins

Chief Investigators from the newly established NHMRC of Research Excellence in Digital Health (CRE) met for the first time on 7 November to discuss the way forward for the next five years. Led by Professor Enrico Coiera, investigators in the CRE come from Macquarie University, Bond University Limited, CSIRO, the University of Melbourne, UNSW, University

Rapid response function

About the Rapid response function Making evidence-based decisions is a major challenge for policy makers, health services and industry who operate often on tight timeframes, and may not have access to the research literature or be set up to analyse it effectively. Many questions also test the boundaries of the research literature. The CRE conducts

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Digital Health

What is digital health? Digital health is the delivery of health services using digital technologies and is crucial to health service modernisation. It has the potential to reshape existing health services, making them safer, more efficient, flexible, personalised and sustainable, and provide consumers with new tools to support self-management, and new ways of collaboratively engaging

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Translation

Promote effective transfer of research outcomes into health policy or practice A project-specific translational plan has been developed for each of the three CRE research programs. In addition, the CRE will adopt several general strategies to ensure that the work program reflects the needs of its users, and is effectively disseminated: A translational program including

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Governance

Management Committee The Management Committee includes all Chief Investigators (CIs) and is chaired by the CRE Director (Professor Enrico Coiera) and receives advice from the Scientific Advisory Committee. The Management Committee includes senior national and international researchers, NGOs, industry and government to ensure access to clinical services, new technologies, and the engagement of clinicians, consumers

Coiera E, Magrabi F, Talmon J. Engineering technology resilience through informatics safety science [Editorial]. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2017; 24(2):244-5.

With every year that passes, our relationship to information technology becomes more complex, and our dependence deeper. Technology is our great ally, promising greater efficiency and productivity. It also promises greater safety for our patients. However, this relationship with technology can sometimes be a brittle one. We can quickly cross a safety gap from a