2011-2012 Aged Care SIG Committee Members
Dr Andrew Georgiou - Chair
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle
Dr Andrew Georgiou is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research. Andrew was awarded his PhD in 2009 and is currently investigating the impact of electronic ordering systems in acute care settings and their contribution to innovation in work practices and improvements in the safety and quality of patient care.
Andrew has worked as a senior researcher in a number of areas including primary care, health informatics and outcomes measurement. He spent eight years (1993 – 2001) working in the National Health Service (NHS) including as the Assistant Director of Classifications for the NHS Centre for Coding and Classifications (1995 – 1997) and as Co-coordinator for the Coronary Heart Disease Programme for the Royal College of Physicians in London (1999 – 2002). During this time Andrew helped to initiate and manage the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project, which has been described as "the most comprehensive and successful clinical audit of its kind in Britain, and probably anywhere in the world” (Fourth Public Report 2005, Royal College of Physicians).
Andrew has a broad range of research interests and has published widely in the areas of aged care, pathology and health informatics, evaluation, quality of care and health outcomes measurement. Andrew is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the, Journal of Pathology Informatics and the International Journal of Medical Informatics and chair of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (NSW Branch 2010 – 2011).
Andrew’s research profile can be accessed at: https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-andrew-georgiou
Dr Lemai Nguyen - Vice Chair - Secretary
Senior Lecturer, School of Information systems, faculty of business and law - Deakin University (Melbourne campus)
Lemai’s health informatics research focuses on information needs and information management in aged care and home-based chronic care. In collaboration with industry, she also evaluates the impact of nursing information systems on residential aged care service provision. Her information systems research is widely published in international scholarly journals, book chapters, and conferences. She is also Program Chair / Track Chair for various academic conferences and Member of Editorial Board of various international journals. Lemai is Member of Australian Computer Society, Member of Health Informatics Society of Australia, and Member of Association for Information Systems.
Dr Mary Lam - Treasurer
Lecturer, Research Higher Degree Student Coordinator, Health Systems and Global Population Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Mary is a lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney. She lectures in e-health, research design and data analysis. Mary has worked as a bio-informatician and health informatician for many years, and is experienced in database design and the management and analysis of large scale health datasets. Mary’s research interests include record linkage and the impact of health technology on health delivery.
Dr Jeffrey Soar - Secretary
Professor, Information Systems, Faculty of Business, University of Southern Queensland
Director, Collaboration for Ageing and Aged-Care Informatics Research (CAAIR)
Convener, Queensland Smart Home Initiative (QSHI)
Director Smart Ageing & Independent Living Foundation (SAIL)
Dr Ping Yu - Scientific Chair
Health Informatics Research Lab, School of IS and IT, University of Wollongong
Shannon Mobey - Technology Industry Liaison/Contact Officer
Senior Partner, ICT & Finance Project & Change Management at Claryty
Regan Strathers - Information
and Communication Technology Manager, The Whiddon Group
Regan has been involved in Senior
IT Management roles within the Aged Care industry for the last 6 years,
responsible for the technological profiles of groups up to 52 Residential Aged
Care facilities during that time. He advocates technological development within
the industry for the improvement of clinical outcomes, care delivery and
operational efficiencies. Through his role he has managed many large clinical
system implementation projects across Residential and Community Care spaces,
and is leading the creation of an national, industry driven, IT representative
body to lobby for legislative and funding support in the adoption of technology
in Aged Care.