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

Digital health and genomic medicine

Dr David Hansen is CEO of the Australian e-Health Research Centre and a Chief Investigator with the Centre for Research Excellence in Digital Health. He has been involved with teams of researchers in exploring genomic medicine and its application. Recently, these teams have published a number of papers exploring genomics in healthcare policy, research and

Artificial Intelligence in primary health care

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often proclaimed as an approach to augment or substitute for the limited processing power of the human brain of primary health care professionals. However, there are concerns that AI mediated decisions may be hard to validate and challenge, or may result in automation biases, even rouge decisions. While the use of

Adopting machine learning in health research

Traditional methods are often ill-suited to the rapidly evolving world of health care research, characterised by data volume, complexity and pace. Machine learning offers an opportunity to address challenges in all facets of health research but is often subject to bias which limits its use. A team of digital health researchers, led by Annette O’Connor

We’ve been to HIC2019

  Did you see us at HIC 2019 from 12-14 Aug 2019? Our Chief Investigators played key roles and/or delivered keynotes and our Fellowship by Training candidates presented their work and won awards. Dr David Hansen, who is Chair of HISA delivered an Opening Plenary on Day 1, chaired a Masterclass – Getting smart about

See us at MEDINFO 2019 – Health and wellbeing e-networks for all

The 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics will be held in Lyon, France this month. MedInfo is a key worldwide event in digital health, gathering scientists, clinicians, teachers, students, industry and government. It is a key place for evidence-based care and emerging practice to be shared with an international audience. This year the

Conversational agents in healthcare: A systematic review

Conversational agents – systems that mimic human conversation, such as Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa – are increasingly being used in daily life to search for and manage information. A team of Digital Health Investigators from Macquarie University including Dr Liliana Laranjo and Associate Professor Adam Dunn recently reviewed the use of conversational agents in

What is Artificial Intelligence in the modern classroom?

Workshop 30 May 2019, 6pm to 9pm This workshop explores Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its inevitable impacts on teachers and their students in the modern classroom. Learn from key panel experts from industry and Macquarie University, including Dr Liliana Laranjo and Dr Juan Quiroz from the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation.

ADHA places second ACHI Fellowship candidate

Brendan Loo Gee follows in the footsteps of Toby Hodgson as the second ACHI Fellowship candidate to secure a work placement at the Australian Digital Health Agency. Brendan has joined the Agency as a Digital Health Officer working in the clinical governance division. The hands-on experience at the Agency will help him to further apply

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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