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UPDATE: eHealth@Sydney 2020 is now at capacity. Please email to join the wait list.
There are still places available for the launch event on Monday 10th February Adoption of Health Information Technologies in Health presented by Associate Professor Patricia Abbott.

This event will showcase more of the exciting and innovative research on the inter-relationship between health and digital technologies at the University of Sydney and beyond. The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr Charles Friedman with the keynote address: Envisioning a National Learning Health System. We will also be joined by a number of thought leaders, throughout the day. The day will also feature abstract sessions, across a number of streams, showcasing emerging researchers and current innovators. There will also be an ePoster display with exciting projects and research from The University of Sydney, Local Health Districts and beyond. We will recognise our HDR student presenters and ePoster contributors with a number of prizes!


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Latest News November 2019 | Keynote abstract

Title: Envisioning a National Learning Health System
Dr Charles Friedman

“Learning” health systems have the capacity to, continuously and routinely, study and improve themselves.  They do this by implementing virtuous cycles, each focused on a specific health problem, that analyze data to create new knowledge and apply that knowledge to improve health.  Learning cycles are carried out by multi-stakeholder communities, and rely on digital technology to function efficiently.  Learning health systems can exist at multiple levels of scale, from single organizations to entire nations. This presentation will focus on the potential and promise of a national learning health system, and what this might mean for Australia in bridging gaps in health care.

Latest News October 2019 | eHealth@Sydney 2020 speakers announced

All abstracts have been submitted and the Steering Committe is working hard on creating a very exciting program for eHealth@Sydney 2020! We will be hearing from researchers across the University of Sydney and beyond on some of the truly innovative work they are involved in.
We will also be joined by a number of thought leaders, throughout the day. And are pleased to share that plenary speakers include:
– Professor Wendy Chapman, Associate Dean for Digital Health and Informatics, University of Melbourne
– Professor Enrico Coeira, Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University
– David Bunker, Executive Director, Queensland Genomics

Latest News September 2019 | Nursing event launches eHealth@Sydney 2020

Dr Patricia AbbottWe are very pleased to announce that Dr Patricia Abbott, Director of the Hillman Scholars in Nursing Innovation Program and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, will launch the eHealth@Sydney 2020 event program with a talk on progress towards the adoption of Health Information Technologies in health.

 Dr Abbott completed a 2-year post-doctoral NIH funded research fellowship in the Department of Computer Science in the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) at the University of Maryland College Park where she focused upon the design of usable and error-mitigating HIT. She extended her research background in knowledge discovery in large datasets (data analytics) at the HCIL by also focusing upon visualization (making sense of large collections of healthcare data in a way that provides value), human computer interaction, and user-centered design. She has expanded that body of knowledge into low-resource mHealth/eHealth development and study, partnering with the University of Michigan School of Medicine and the  University of Michigan’s Center for Managing Chronic Disease. Dr Abbott is focused on e-Health/mHealth applications for low-resource settings and vulnerable populations, particularly in Latin America, with a primary focus on non-communicable diseases and digital education.

 Since publishing “Health Information Technology: Fallacies and Sober Realities” in 2010, Dr Abbott will argue that while health information technology (HIT) has become almost ubiquitous in US healthcare facilities, HIT has yet to achieve its putative benefits of higher quality, safer, and lower cost care. Re-visiting 12 HIT fallacies studied in the original paper, Dr Abbott will discuss developmental factors that continue to be essential to HIT development, deployment, and use.

Please save the date – Monday 10th February 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm to be followed by a cocktail reception. Registration details will be sent out shortly.

Latest News June 2019 | Keynote speaker Dr Charles Friedman

The keynote speaker for eHealth@Sydney 2020  is Dr Charles Friedman. Charles Friedman is the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. In recent years, he has focused his academic interests and activities on the concept of Learning Health Systems, and the socio-technical infrastructure required to achieve them.

Dr. Friedman’s department is a “first in the nation” medical school academic department dedicated to the sciences of learning at all levels from scale:  from learning by individuals, to learning by teams and organizations, and learning by ultra-large scale systems such as entire nations.  It is home to an interdisciplinary faculty; a new graduate program in “Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems”; and a new journal, Learning Health Systems, for which he serves as Editor in Chief.

Prior to coming to Michigan, Friedman held executive positions at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: from 2007 to 2009 as Deputy National Coordinator and from 2009 to 2011 as ONC’s Chief Scientific Officer. Immediately prior to his work in the government, Dr. Friedman was Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Informatics, and Founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Latest News May 2019 | eHealth@Sydney 2020

Health@Sydney 2020 will be held on Tuesday 11th February, 2020. This event will showcase more of the exciting and innovative research on the inter-relationship between health and digital technologies at the University of Sydney and beyond.

For information and pictures from eHealth@Sydney 2019, please click here

The event is open to all and details will be sent out shortly. We hope to see you next year. For all questions please contact

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