Fellowship by Training Program – Graduates

The CRE in Digital Health congratulates Dr Leanna Woods, Dr Mohamed Khalifa and Dr Tobias Hodgson on completing the Fellowship by Training Program (FbT). The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health launched the program in November 2017 and has now partnered with the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) in 2019 to deliver

Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare for Australia

  Professor Enrico Coiera launched A Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare for Australia on 1 Dec 2021. The Roadmap was developed by the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAAiH) which is led by CRE in Digital Health investigators Professor Coiera, Professor Verspoor, Dr Hansen and Associate Professor Farah Magrabi. The Roadmap contains

2021 Brilliant women in Digital Health – Farah Magrabi

The CRE in Digital Health congratulates Associate Professor Farah Magrabi for being recognised in the Telstra Health’s 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health Awards. In its inaugural year, the 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health award initiative set out to recognise and celebrate women in digital health for their outstanding achievements, while raising awareness about

Human factors and ergonomics in healthcare AI – A White Paper

Associate Professor Farah Magrabi and Professor Wendy Rogers (both from Macquarie University) were invited to contribute to and review the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare AI White Paper produced by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). The aim of the paper is to promote systems thinking among those who develop, regulate,

AI healthcare researcher enrico coiera tops the field for federal funding

Bringing AI into the real world of healthcare The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently awarded internationally recognised informatics expert Professor Enrico Coiera $1.5 million for the project: Bringing artificial intelligence into the real world of healthcare – the implementation challenge. The five-year research program will focus on three foundational challenges to bringing artificial

Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Decision Support

Challenges for Evaluating AI and Practical Implications Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to transform clinical decision-making processes as it has the potential to harness the vast amounts of genomic, biomarker, and phenotype data that is being generated across the health system including from health records and delivery systems, to improve the safety and quality of care

Whole-genome sequencing – lessons for public health surveillance

Genomic sequencing has proven vital in detecting the source and variants of COVID-19, improving contact tracing, reducing disease transmission and ensuring health security for Australia. But genomic sequencing isn’t new and researchers from the NHMRC Centre of Digital Health (CRE) have been investigating it’s use in cases from public surveillance of Salmonella Typhimurium, predicting antibiotic

Study finds “serious problems with privacy” in mobile health apps

Patients should be informed Media release from BMJ An in-depth analysis of more than 20,000 health related mobile applications (mHealth apps) published by The BMJ today (16 June 2021) finds “serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices.” The researchers say the collection of personal user information is “a pervasive practice” and that patients “should

Digital scribes and AI – how it impacts on primary care consultations

Can co-designing artificial intelligence tools with general practitioners deliver better patient outcomes and what impact will it have on Doctors? And what about the healthcare system? We took it to the test in a study with general practitioners simulating an AI documentation assistant for use in patient consultations. While artificial intelligence is advancing rapidly across

The Systemic Review Accelerator

How to complete a full Systematic Review in 2 weeks rather than 1 year  Before every great breakthrough there’s a dream or a vision. And one of the dreams of Chief Investigator Professor Paul Glasziou was to undertake systematic reviews in 2-weeks. Why, you might ask? Traditionally, systematic reviews have taken, on average, 67 weeks

Domestic Scholarships – COVID-19 and future crisis preparedness in healthcare

Apply now The Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University are seeking suitably qualified candidates with pioneering ideas for research into understanding the current health system response to the pandemic and strategies for future crisis preparedness. They have FIVE scholarships available with the Ph.D. topic to be determined taking into account the interests, experience, and prior

Experienced senior researcher wanted for AI in healthcare role

  Macquarie University is seeking an experienced senior researcher to establish a new AI in healthcare research stream.   You’ll be part of the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI), at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, which leads the Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health (CRE). You’ll collaborate with a highly experienced team of

PhD Scholarship – Digital health for patients and healthcare consumers

Come and study Consumer Digital Health through the PhD Scholarship – Digital health for patients and healthcare consumers. The Phd opportunity is part of the CRE in Interactive Digital Technology to Transform Australia’s Chronic Disease Outcomes led by The University of Melbourne. You’ll be supervised by Dr Annie Lau, CRE Chief Investigator, and Consumer Informatics

Does health informatics have a replication crisis?

The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) published recent work by Enrico Coiera and colleagues from Macquarie University and the University of Health Sciences (Austria) of a narrative review of literature on research replication challenges. The review concluded that the cost of poor replication is a weakening in the quality of published research

Why is it so difficult to govern mobile apps in healthcare?

In a recent article led by CRE Investigator, Associate Farah Magrabi published in BMJ Health and Care Informatics, Magrabi discusses the difficulty of governing mobile apps in healthcare and how these issues can be addressed. Mobile apps have become a convenient way to provide health information and communication services directly in the hands of clinicians