Research student profile: Bernard Bucalon

By | 2020-07-29T11:14:53+10:00 July 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured Work|Tags: , , , , |

Please tell us a little about yourself Hi, I'm Bernard a PhD candidate at the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC), based in the School of Computer Science at The University of Sydney. I completed my undergraduate degree in Design Computing and right after joined The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), initially as an Education Technologist. [...]

Five minutes with Professor Heiko Spallek.

By | 2019-05-29T11:08:27+10:00 May 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Featured Work|Tags: , , , , |

This month we profile Professor Heiko Spallek who was recently appointed Academic Lead Digital Health and Health Service Informatics for the Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH). Heiko's new role is to provide leadership and guidance to ensure that digital health education and training is embedded in all FMH programs. Heiko is also the Head of [...]

Predictors of discharge against medical advice in a tertiary paediatric hospital

By | 2019-05-30T14:10:51+10:00 May 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Featured Work|Tags: , , |

Patients who discharge against medical advice (DAMA) from hospital carry a significant risk of readmission and have increased rates of morbidity and mortality. Using five years of admissions and diagnosis data, we sought to identify the demographic, clinical and administrative characteristics of DAMA patients in the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. Using a Bayesian logistic regression framework, [...]

Opening the Vault: Clinical Analytics

By | 2018-11-26T09:59:08+10:00 November 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Featured Work|Tags: , , , |

How do we drive the future of clinical analytics embedded in practice? This interactive workshop will focus on the collaboration required between The University, Sydney Health Partners, and our service partners, in developing world-class shared clinical analytic capability. We will have examples from within Sydney Health Partners and input from our key stakeholders including eHealth NSW. Dr [...]

Project update: SPEED-EXTRACT

By | 2018-10-31T13:35:08+10:00 October 30th, 2018|Categories: Featured Work|Tags: , , |

SPEED-EXTRACT (STEMI  Patient  ElEctronic  Data  EXTRACTion)   SPEED-EXTRACT is a proof-of-concept project demonstrating that better use of data can improve patient health outcomes and reduce clinical variation. The project brings together a multidisciplinary team to bring to bear valuable insights from ever increasing amounts of heterogeneous clinical data and information stored in Electronic Medical Records. The overarching [...]

Five minutes with Dr Charmaine Tam

By | 2018-10-31T13:24:05+10:00 October 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Featured Work|Tags: , , , , |

This month we talk to Dr Charmaine Tam, Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager for the SPEED-EXTRACT project. Can you please tell us about a day in your life? A typical day starts with getting my kids and I ready to go to daycare. I then head to the Centre for Translational Data Science or one [...]

Practice Analytics Profile: Kirsten Jackson

By | 2018-08-30T15:03:21+10:00 August 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

This month the Practice Analytics Node profiles Kirsten Jackson. Kirsten is a Project Officer with the Research in Implementation Science and eHealth (RISe) Group at The University of Sydney. RISe’s primary research emphasis is on the impact of new technologies on clinician and consumer behaviours and outcomes. With a background in project management, and experience in health [...]

PhD Student Profile: Stephen McCloskey

By | 2018-06-27T14:13:41+10:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

This month we profile PhD student Stephen McCloskey. Stephen's research is a data-driven multidisciplinary project analysing sleep disorders using machine learning techniques to identify quantitative characteristics. Please tell us a little about yourself I am a current PhD student at University of Sydney that was born and raised in Sydney. I graduated in 2016 from University [...]

Five minutes with Nicholas Ho

By | 2018-06-28T09:22:31+10:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

This month we spent 5 minutes with Nicholas Ho. Nick is the translational data scientist at the Brain and Mind Centre. Can you please tell us about a day in your life? As the translational data scientist at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, I provide data science support for research projects [...]

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