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


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 The CRE in Digital Health conducts rapid literature reviews, data collation and meta-analysis to answer critical digital health issues, with an emphasis on maintaining a neutral and independent position. Chief Investigators (CIs) prioritise questions to be answered and supervise the structuring and analysis of these reports. CIs solicit issues from

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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



CRE in Digital Health – Promoting effective transfer of research outcomes into health policy or practice Project-specific translational plans have been developed for each of the three CRE research programs. In addition, the CRE uses several general strategies to ensure that the work program reflects the needs of its users, and is effectively disseminated: A



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


Publications for CRE in Informatics and E-health: APP1032664 Gurjav, P. Jelfs, G. A. Hill-Cawthorne, B. J. Marais and V. Sintchenko. (2015). Genotype heterogeneity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis within geospatial hotspots suggests foci of imported infection in Sydney, Australia. Infect Genet Evol. Abstract: In recent years the State of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has maintained a

Steering committee

The CRE Steering Committee includes all Chief Investigators and meets regularly to discuss operational and strategic issues associated with each of the work programs. The Steering Committee is chaired by the CRE Director (Professor Coiera). Committee members Professor Enrico Coiera, Macquarie University (Director and Chief Investigator) Professor Paul Glasziou, Bond University (Chief Investigator) Emeritus Professor

Our partners

The CRE has links through its Chief Investigators with most of the major academic researchers or groups in health informatics and e-health in Australia, mediated via shared grants and publications. Chief Investigators have working relationships with the Commonwealth Department of Health, state health departments, and other organisations of relevance to the national e-health agenda including: