AIHI News & Events

Friday, 12 May 2017
"In our research we use Twitter the same way as meteorologists use rain gauges; but instead of catching rain to estimate rainfall by location we catch information to estimate opinions...
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Please see the following article on Patient safety expert Sir Liam Donaldson published in the Sydney Morning Herald on April 18, 2017.  Patient safety expert Sir Liam Donaldson wants to get rid...
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
How is Australia's healthcare system holding up today?    How will artificial intelligence change the way we think about the industry?   This week on the...
Friday, 7 April 2017
Consumers from around Australia met on 17th March, 2017 with researchers from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation to discuss next-generation health systems research. In an exciting...
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Keynote by Professor Johanna Westbrook, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, AIHI HISA invites you to join an audience of consumers, healthcare providers, policy-makers, and researchers...
Friday, 9 December 2016
Please see the following article by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite published in The Australian on 9th December 2016. Healthcare time bomb is going to need more than just cost-cutting
Thursday, 8 December 2016
The NHMRC has awarded a $5 million Partnership Centre in Health System Sustainability to Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), with...
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Two researchers from the Centre for Health Informatics in the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) have been awarded Project Grants totalling $997,616 in the most recent announcement...
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Congratulations go to four researchers from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) who were each offered a NSW Health Early-Mid Career Fellowship (EMC) for 2017.   AIHI...
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Dr Annie Lau, one of Australia’s leading digital health researchers, has been honoured in the inaugural Women in Research Citation Awards. Dr Lau leads the Consumer Informatics team at the...
Thursday, 13 October 2016
In a rare honour, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite has been conferred an honorary fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators at a conferment ceremony conducted at the RACMA...
Friday, 9 September 2016
A team lead by Macquarie University research fellow Dr Robyn Clay-Williams has been awarded second prize in the inaugural AIHI-RHCN International Prize in Resilient Health Care for their work...
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Congratulations to Professor Andrew Georgiou and Associate Professor Farah Magrabi for winning the Internalional Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) 2016 Working Group of the Year...
Friday, 12 August 2016
In this short interview with Jeremy Fernandez of ABC News 24, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite on behalf of the research team, discusses how clinical tribalism and pecking order behaviours were studied...
Monday, 1 August 2016
The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) was well represented at HIC 2016 in Melbourne, Australia, 25 to 27 July 2016. The primary theme of the 2016 conference was Digital Health...
Friday, 29 July 2016
The recent fatal accident involving a Tesla car while self-driving using the car’s Autopilot feature has raised questions about whether this technology is ready for consumer use....
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Please see the following article by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 28th July 2016. Finding scapegoats won't make healthcare safer
Thursday, 14 July 2016
  You can find the Centre for Health Informatics team at HIC2016 in Melbourne from 25 to 27 July 2016. Visit us at Booth No. 51. We’ll be showcasing our work, and demonstrating...
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
There are lively debates about what citation counts tell us about a person’s influence. Regardless of these debates, the Google Scholar 9,600 lifetime citation count for Enrico tells us that...
Monday, 23 May 2016
Dr Lisa Pont was recognised in the National Medicinewise Awards, presented at the National Medicines Symposium 2016, held in Canberra on 19-20 May 2016.  Dr Pont led the De-prescribing Project...
Monday, 23 May 2016
The future of the health system was a focus of great debate at the Australian American Young Leadership Dialogue held in Canberra on Monday, 9th May, 2016. The Leadership Dialogue is a private...
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Professor Johanna Westbrook has been appointed to the board of the Australian Digital Health Agency announced by Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, Sussan Ley on 21st April 2016. In...
Monday, 21 March 2016
With an ageing population is healthcare sustainable? Trends in future healthcare for the aged are already apparent, but the challenge will be to provide it within a limited budget. Professor...
Friday, 5 February 2016
The AIHI Annual Report 2014 is the Insititute's first annual repprt at Macquarie University. The Institute moved from the University of New South Wales to Macquarie University on 3 November 2014...
Thursday, 19 November 2015
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has announced a $25 million commitment to support the integration of genomic medicine into healthcare across Australia. Professor Jeffrey...
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University has been presented with the Health Services Research Award at the 2015 Research Australia...
Thursday, 19 November 2015
The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation was recently successful in securing two NHMRC grants totalling $1.3 million. NHMRC Partnership...
Monday, 2 November 2015
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite from the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of...
Monday, 19 October 2015
When you think of medical risk you might assume that the most harm would arise from surgery or multiple x-rays. But what if the use of IT systems was causing you more harm than any visit to the GP...
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite from the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, has been invited to serve on the Board of the...
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Associate Professor Andrew Georgiou, of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University was recently admitted to Fellowship of the...
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Associate Professor Farah Magrabi along with three NSW researchers have been honoured in the Sax Institute’s inaugural Research Action Awards for their work which has changed the way we...
Monday, 31 August 2015
Awarded the 2015 François Grémy Award of Excellence by IMIA
Monday, 24 August 2015
Introducing our new Fact Sheet series designed to give users an insight into Australia’s foremost healthcare systems research Institute, its areas of research and opportunities for academic...
Friday, 21 August 2015
Congratulations to Associate Professor Andrew Georgiou and Associate Professor Farah Magrabi for winning the 2015 IMIA Working Group of the Year Award. Georgiou and Magrabi co-chaired IMIA’s...
Friday, 31 July 2015
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been appointed by the Minister of Health and Minister of Sport, the Hon...
Friday, 31 July 2015
The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) is delighted to present our latest newsletter.  Inside this editon: Understanding modern healthcare systems Closing the gap...
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
On 8 May, the Chief Executive of NSW Kids + Families, Ms Joanna Holt, informed the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University, that two research proposals led by Associate...
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Achieving behaviour change for management of Lynch Syndrome and prevention of cancers Congratulations to Dr Natalie Taylor, Lead for Health and Healthcare Behaviour Change Research, in the Centre...
Friday, 27 March 2015
On Wednesday, 25 March 2015, Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, announced that an NHMRC Partnership Project led by Professor Johanna Westbrook was one of five successful grants awarded in this round....
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Professor Enrico Coiera is proud to announce the release of his 3rd edition of the "Guide to Health Informatics".  He commenced the first edition almost 20 years ago, and released...
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Edited by Jeffrey Braithwaite, Macquarie University, Australia, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Canon Institute for Global Studies, Japan, Russell Mannion, University of Birmingham, UK and Julie Johnson,...
Friday, 27 February 2015
A recent study into the cost-effectiveness of using an electronic medication management system (eMMs) has shown that monetary savings from reduced adverse drug events can offset the cost of...
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
A new book from internationally-renowned scholars Bob Wears, US, Erik Hollnagel, Denmark, and Jeffrey Braithwaite, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia, in...
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Professor Johanna Westbrook, Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, is pleased to welcome Dr Zeena Tawfik as an Honorary Fellow to the Centre and AIHI.  Zeena is a senior...
Monday, 2 February 2015
Professors Jeffrey Braithwaite, Enrico Coiera and Johanna Westbrook are pleased to welcome Reza Bilimoria to the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, (AIHI).   Reza was recently...
Monday, 2 February 2015
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Director Centre for Health Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) is pleased to welcome A/Professor Rebecca Mitchell to the Centre and AIHI.   ...
Monday, 2 February 2015
Professor Johanna Westbrook, Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Meredith Makeham to the Centre and AIHI.  Meredith commenced...
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
The Australian Institute of Health Innovation joined Macquarie University's newly-established Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on Monday, 3rd November, 2014.  Institute staff, led by...
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Professor Johanna Westbrook, Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, was awarded Australian ICT Professional of the Year at the iAwards National Awards event held at the...
Friday, 3 October 2014
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite is delighted to have been appointed as Adjunct Professor of Resilient Health Care and Patient Safety, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern...
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Speaker Dr Tony Badrick, Chief Executive, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP) Abstract The interpretation of pathology tests, particularly those...
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Speaker Dr Malcolm Fisk, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Computing and Responsible Research, De Montfort University, Leicester, Director, Telehealth Quality Group EEIG  Abstract This...
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Speaker Dr Stephen E. Muething, Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics, Fulbright Scholar Abstract At Cincinnati Children’s part of our journey to transform our...
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Speaker Luke Slawomirski, Health Economist, OECD Health Division, Paris Abstract This presentation will summarise a background report prepared for the 2nd Global Ministerial Summit on...
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Speaker Professor Geoff Delaney, Director of Cancer Services for Sydney South West Area Health Service Abstract In this seminar Professor Delaney will discuss various aspects of health...
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Title Analysis of skilled nursing facility transfers using a quality improvement tool Speaker Dr Gregory L Alexander, Professor, University of Missouri, Sinclair School of Nursing, Fulbright...
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Speaker Associate Professor Simon Bishop, Nottingham University Business School Abstract In this seminar I will discuss issues of organisational change in contemporary healthcare, focusing...
Friday, 21 April 2017
On Friday 21 April 2017, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson delivered the second in the Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences lecture series addresses. His thought provoking and engaging...
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Free seminar: Strategic insights on patient safety with Sir Liam Donaldson Hear the views of global patient safety expert and public health champion Sir Liam Donaldson on the need for new...
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Speaker: Professor John Øvretveit, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, Visiting Professor AIHI Abstract We know there are improvements to clinical practice and organisation that research...
Monday, 10 April 2017
COURSE DATES    10–11 April 2017 OR 12–13 April 2017   THE COURSE The Human Factors and Resilience Stream at CHRIS is excited to offer two 2-day...
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Speaker Professor Emeritus Joel Lexchin, York University, Canada Abstract The focus of this talk will be on drug approval mechanisms that aim to get new medications on the market more...
Thursday, 9 March 2017
On 9 March 2017 we were pleased to have Professor Enrico Coiera present at the AIHI Seminar Series. Please view Professor Coiera's seminar video here.   Speaker Professor Enrico...
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
On 28th February 2017 we were please to have Professor David Goldstein present at our seminar series.  View the video here   Speaker Professor David Goldstein, conjoint clinical...
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Speakers: Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder and Emeritus Professor Farhat Yusuf Abstract This seminar will demonstrate creative possibilities for the use of high-quality survey and routinely...
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
On 21st February 2017 we were pleased to have Professor Paul Levy present at our seminar series. View the seminar video here   Title Being willing to see things clearly: Leadership...
Thursday, 9 February 2017
On 9th February 2017 were were very pleased to have sarah Hughes present at our seminar series. Speaker Sarah Hughes, South Wales Cochlear Implant Programme, UK Title Enhancing the...
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Title Delivering best practice in Germany: specialist multidisciplinary care for motor neurone disease patients Speakers Johannes Dorst and MND clinic team, Department of Neurology,...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Speaker: Wouter Gude - Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam Abstract: Health informatics interventions such as clinical decision support (CDS)...
Thursday, 15 December 2016
Speaker: Sebastian Potthoff, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University Abstract: Translating evidence-based guidance into improved care in routine practice involves healthcare...
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Title Resilient leadership: Exploring the most appropriate leadership style for resilient organizations within the health care sector Speaker Associate Professor Eric Arne Lofquist, BI...
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Australian paediatric hospitals are embarking on the implementation of electronic medication management systems (eMMS). This symposium will provide an overview of eMMS at the The Sydney Children'...
Monday, 5 December 2016
On 5th December the AIHI was pleased to welcome Professor Chris Lehmann, Professor for Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University. Please view the seminar video....
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
On 15th November we were pleased to have Professor Johanna Westbrook, Director, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research present a seminar at the AIHI. Please view the seminar video....
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Speaker Dr Roman Kislov, MD, MSc, PhD Title The bright and the dark side of knowledge mobilisation: Learning from a large-scale collaborative research partnership Abstract How do...
Thursday, 3 November 2016
On 3rd November the AIHI was pleased to welcome Carrie Marr, Chief Executive, Clinical Excellence Commission. Please view a videorecording the seminar. Speaker: Carrie Marr, Chief Executive,...
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Speaker Associate Professor Heidi Wald, Visiting Associate Professor, AIHI Abstract Overdiagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) and inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria are...
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Speaker: Professor Rema Padman Abstract: Clinical pathways translate the best available evidence to local practice workflows, reflecting patients’ co-progression of disease with...
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
On 28th September 2016 we were please to have Professor Joanne Travaglia present at our seminar series. Please view the seminar video here.   Speaker:  Associate Professor Joanne...
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Speaker: Gilla Shapiro, McGill University, Montréal Abstract: HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cancer and other health problems in females and males.  Three...
Thursday, 8 September 2016
On 8th September the AIHI was pleased to welcome Serena Joyner, Consumer Engagement Manager at Health Consumers NSW. Please view a videorecording the seminar. Presentation by Ms Serena Joyner...
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
On 30th August the AIHI was pleased to welcome Professor David Hunter, Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney, Chair of the Institute of Bone and...
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Abstract Although it is promising for electronic health records to improve information management and quality of residential aged care services, to date there is little empirical evidence to...
Monday, 8 August 2016
Abstract The Research Agenda for ENT, Hearing and Balance Care: patients and professionals have decided on what needs to be researched. Everyone suffers from ear, nose and throat (ENT)...
Thursday, 21 July 2016
On 21st July the AIHI was pleased to welcome Associate Professor Hardeep Singh from Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. To view the complete seminar...
Monday, 18 July 2016
On 18th July the AIHI was pleased to welcome Associate Professor Jessica Mesman from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. To view the complete presentation please click here. Abstract...
Monday, 18 July 2016
Advances in Qualitative Methodologies in Health, Medicine and Social Science Research is a one-week training course, from 18 to 22 July 2016, provided by the Australian Institute of Health Innovation...
Thursday, 7 July 2016
On 7th July the AIHI was pleased to hold a seminar by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite. To view the complete seminar please click here AIHI Seminar – 7 July 2016 Abstract Every...
Monday, 27 June 2016
On 27th June the AIHI was pleased to welcome Professor Annette O’Connor from Iowa State University. To view the complete seminar please click here AIHI Seminar – 27 June 2016 In...
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
On 22nd June the AIHI was pleased to welcome Dr. Timothy Buchman and Cheryl Hiddleson from the Emory eICUTM Center. To view the complete seminar please click here AIHI Seminar – 22 June...
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
On 8th June the AIHI was pleased to welcome Dr Faisal Saeed who is currently on an Endevaour Executive Fellowship working at the Agency for Clinical Innovation. Dr Saeed gave an insightful...
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Abstract Public health guidelines are increasingly required to be based on rigorous evidence. If underlying studies are not sound, guidelines cannot be evidence-based or credible. The...
Thursday, 5 May 2016
On 5th May the AIHI was pleased to welcome Dr. Jonathan Palma, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine at Stanford University.Dr Palma’...
Thursday, 21 April 2016
Abstract What are the key characteristics of high performing health and care services? Data sharing, transparency and access to digital services measurably improve clinical safety,...
Thursday, 7 April 2016
On 7th April the AIHI was pleased to welcome Associate Professor Craig Kuziemsky from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Associate Professor Kuziemsky gave an insightful and...
Friday, 4 March 2016
For our first recorded AIHI seminar we were pleased to welcome Professor Fabrizio Carinci from the University of Surrey. Professor Carinci gave an interesting and informative presentation on “...
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
In this seminar we were pleased to welcome Associate Professor Hao Zheng from Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai. We were interested to hear about patient safety and quality improvement...
Thursday, 11 February 2016
For the first AIHI seminar of 2016 we were priviledged to have Professor Patrick Bolton present interesting and valuable insights into the workings of the Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW in his...
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
This paper addresses the growing problem of retractions in the scientific literature of publications that contain bad data (i.e., fabricated, falsified, or containing error), also called "...
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
The seminar will provide a glimpse into Big History, a history of 13.8 billion years from the Big Bang to modern day, and how it relates to population, living standards, and health. It will...
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Professor Clifford Hughes AO has just recently been appointed as the President of The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). Professor Hughes has recently retired from his position...
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
As corporate entities with statutory oversight responsibilities hospital boards are ultimately accountable for the overall quality and safety of the care provided by their organisation. Yet recent...
Thursday, 5 November 2015
The system of health and care regulation in England has been radically overhauled over the past 3 years from a system that measures compliance with minimum standards to one that combines data to...
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens from South Wales UK, today presented a very interesting and informative presentation on "Incident reporting driving a co-produced primary care improvement agenda for...
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Associate Professor Anne Miller today presented a very informative presentation on "The implications of summative usability test results required for US Meaningful Use Certification for...
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
An Informative presentation by Dr Annette Pantle, "What's clinical governance in reality? Tales from the (almost) front line". TITLE Tales from the (almost) front...
Thursday, 20 August 2015
A captivating presentation by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite on Resilient health care: re-conceptualising patient safety Resilient health care: re-conceptualising patient safety Professor...
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Dr Axel Ros, MD and Ms Berit Axelsson from Sweden presented an interesting seminar on Qulturum, Improvement and Patient Safety hub in Region Jönköping County, Sweden.  We thank them...
Monday, 10 August 2015
ABSTRACT As the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has grown, EHRs are now composed of a diverse array of data, including structured information and unstructured clinical progress...
Thursday, 6 August 2015
TITLE Medical Tourism: patient, organisational and system-level perspectives  ABSTRACT ‘Medical tourism’ is a type of patient or consumer mobility whereby...
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
ABSTRACT Ergonomics/human factors is a scientific and practice-based discipline devoted to studying and improving human performance in sociotechnical systems. Over the past few decades,...
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
TITLE The Long Journey: Building Quality and Safety within the Electronic Health Record at Memorial Hermann ABSTRACT Electronic health records have long been advocated to improve healthcare...
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
ABSTRACT It is accepted that patient safety could be considerably improved. This would save lives, reduce morbidity and reduce health costs. The Quality in Australian Healthcare Study found...
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
NPS MedicineWise has been working nationally since 1998 to improve the use of medicines and medical tests. By using evidence based interventions based on social marketing and behaviour change...
Thursday, 25 June 2015
We discuss research projects being undertaken by a team of scholars at UQ (Psychology and School of Medicine) and UNSW (Business). Our research investigates how the hospital culture and associated...
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Few researchers find preparing an ethics application a fun part of their job. There is no doubting the time and effort involved in preparing one, and in the seemingly inevitable and often frustrating...
Thursday, 7 May 2015
The future of a sustainable healthcare system is digital – with technology to increase productivity and improve safety and quality through the appropriate use of data, improved diagnosis and...
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Innovation may occur through changes in surgical technique, through using existing tools or devices in novel ways, or when entirely new operations, tools or devices are developed. Some innovations...
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Climate change has been described as the most serious health threat of the 21st century. Increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme events are already occurring, both globally and in...
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Many countries have national strategies for eHealth development and dissemination. The availability of systems and functions are often benchmarked on a national level, but as the availability...
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
To view the complete listing of presentations from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation please click here   The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) Research Symposium is...
Friday, 6 March 2015
The Australian Institute of Health Innovation will host a special seminar on 6th March, 2015 presented by Drs Natalie Pageler and Veena Goel, practising Pediatricians from Stanford School of Medicine...
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
In Sweden, converging economic, technical, and socio-political agendas promote shifting care from medical facilities to the patient's home. This shift is intended to increase quality of life and...
Thursday, 4 December 2014
The Professional Indemnity Review was established in 1991 by the then Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister, the Hon Brian Howe to look at the rising costs of medical...
Thursday, 4 December 2014
With the shift in governance from cost-control towards outcome-management the measurement and management of performance has become a key item in all OECD countries. This presentation will address the...
Thursday, 27 November 2014
In this seminar, Professor Timothy Devinney will talk about issues underlying the measurement of societal values.  What is shown is that traditional survey approaches that dominate this domain...