Professor Enrico Coiera

Contact Details
+61 2 9850 2403


Trained in medicine with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Professor Coiera is Foundation Professor in Medical Informatics at Macquarie University and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, a group he co-founded in 2000. With a research background in industry and academia, he has a strong international research reputation for his work on decision support and communication processes in biomedicine.

He spent 10 years at the prestigious Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories in Bristol UK where he led numerous health technology projects. He has overseen the development and trial of multiple e-Health interventions, including the consumer system and clinical decision support systems.

His textbook Guide to Health Informatics is in its 3rd edition, is widely used internationally, and is translated into several languages.

He has over 270 publications, over 11,000 citations in Google Scholar with an H-index of 51 (Google Scholar). 27 of these publications have more than 100 citations, 8 more than 300 and one is over 1,500.

Research Interests:
Using digital health to solve health service delivery problems, patient safety informatics, consumer e-health, translational bioinformatics, evidence-based decision support, text summarisation methods to support scientific discovery, and clinical communication.

Broad Research Areas:
Health and Biomedical Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Health Services Research, Evidence Based Medicine, Systems Science

Specific Research Keywords:
Health systems science, Communication in Health Care Systems, Evidence-based Decision Support, Bioinformatics, E-health, Patient Safety, Health System Sustainability

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow Australian College of Health Informatics, Fellow American College of Medical Informatics, Member, American Medical Informatics Association, Journal of American Medical Informatics Association Associate Editor, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Internet Research - Editorial Board


University role
Professor and Director