Is New South Wales ready to harness the transformative power of data in health and medical research?

By | 2018-05-31T10:06:09+10:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Event Report By Anna Janssen This month Researcher Australia launched its inaugural speaker series event ‘Is New South Wales ready to harness the transformative power of data in health and medical research?' to a full house of health professionals and researchers. The event featured panellists Dr Jean-Frédéric Levesque, Professor Emily Banks, Dr Avi Ratnanesan and consumer representative [...]

Meet the DHIN Steering Commitee

By | 2018-06-01T10:19:02+10:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Featured Work|

The DHIN Steering Committee is made up of representatives from each of the University of Sydney health faculties, Sydney Health Partners, the Australian Digital Health Agency, eHealth NSW, Centre for Translational Data Science, Brain and Mind Centre, Menzies, Local Health Districts and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. The Steering Committee meets quarterly and brings together key [...]

PhD Student Profile: Genevieve Johnsson

By | 2018-05-29T14:47:59+10:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

This month we profile PhD student Genevieve Johnsson. Genevieve is a psychologist with Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) who is currently completing a PhD focussing on tele-health. Please tell us a little about yourself I have been practising as a psychologist with Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) for the past nine years and am currently in the role of Senior Therapy Support - Innovation. My current [...]

A Newborn Bayesian

By | 2018-05-29T14:23:52+10:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Project Report: A Newborn Bayesian My name is Joseph Hanna and I’m currently working on a collaborative project involving members from the Kolling Institute of Medical Research (Kolling) and the Centre for Translational Data Science (CTDS). I’m a trainee biostatistician from the NSW Ministry of Health on a 6 month placement with the Kolling as part [...]

Five minutes with Jane Shrapnel

By | 2018-05-30T16:05:40+10:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

This month we talk to DHIN member and Data Scientist at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Jane Shrapnel. Can you please tell us about a day in your life? I have just started using this new app which tells me my energy levels, stress levels and performance. It reads your heart rate and variability from your fingertip [...]

Practice Analytics Profile: Professor Tim Shaw

By | 2018-04-30T14:58:38+10:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

This month the Practice Analytics Node profiles Professor Tim Shaw. Tim is the inaugural professor of eHealth at The University of Sydney and Director of the Research Implementation Science and eHealth Group (RISe). He is an internationally recognised leader in the impact of technology on healthcare and translation of evidence into practice and policy. He works [...]

Five minutes with Dr Aldo Saavedra

By | 2018-04-30T16:23:16+10:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Featured Work|

This month we talk to DHIN member and Senior Research Fellow, Dr Aldo Saavedra. Can you please tell us about a day in your life? A typical day starts early with a nice bowl of porridge or fruit salad after either a run, watering the garden or bowling at the cricket nets. I am currently a [...]

Event Report: Practice Analytics Workshop

By | 2018-03-28T08:51:55+10:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Featured Work|Tags: , |

By Anna Janssen The DHIN Practice Analytics Node hosted its first event at the start of March: the Practice Analytics Workshop. The workshop featured a range of speakers including international guest Associate Professor Rodrigo Cavalcanti from the University of Toronto, and Professor Richard Doherty from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Attendees got to hear seminars [...]

Virtual Healthcare and the Data Revolution

By | 2018-02-28T15:30:36+10:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

By Anna Janssen Last week the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) hosted a Webinar on Virtualizing Healthcare. Presenter Brendan Lovelock, Health Practice Lead at Cisco Systems, took viewers on a journey demonstrating how devices such as smartphones and tablets are transforming the health landscape. His presentation focused on exploring the futuristic concept of virtual healthcare, [...]

Five minutes with Dr Felicity Gallimore

By | 2018-02-21T12:29:03+10:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

This month we spent five minutes with network member Dr Felicity Gallimore. Felicity is an obstetrician and Fellow in Clinical Informatics, University of Sydney. What is a day in your life like? The life of an obstetrician is always unpredictable.  There is no such thing as a typical day. It can include an early start to [...]

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