Clinical informatics

Digital health is changing the way we deliver healthcare, undertake quality improvement and research Clinical Informatics is the study and practice of clinical delivery of digital health. 

This large-scale research program leads projects that will improve health services for better health outcomes, by focusing on optimal use of Queensland’s state-wide integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) and other applications, with a view to global scalability. These applications can be used for ongoing monitoring and live feed of patient data, real time decision support allowing optimisation of workflows and health services delivery. However the data is often complex, in bundles of care and needs expert extraction and analyses to fulfil its potential.

The Clinical Informatics program has been established with support from UQ, Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), e-health Queensland (EHQ), Queensland Health and the Digital Health Cooperative Research centre (DHCRC)

Working under the leadership of Associate Professor Clair Sullivan, the program includes the following UQ clinical informatics experts:

  • Professor Clair Sullivan

    Queensland Digital Health Centre (QDHeC)
    Conjoint Professor
    Centre for Health Services Research
  • Dr Lee Woods

    Research Fellow
    Centre for Health Services Research
  • Dr Ronald Dendere

    Research Fellow-Health Informatics & Research Fellow-Health Informatics
    Centre for Health Services Research
  • Professor Monika Janda

    Centre Director & Centre Director of Centre for Health Services Research
    Centre for Health Services Research
    Professor in Behavioural Science, Health Informatics
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor Len Gray

    Ageing & Geriatrics, Telehealth (COH)
    Professor in Geriatric Medicine
    Centre for Health Services Research

The Team is located at Level 5, UQ Health Sciences Building, Fig Tree Lane, Herston.


This two-year project is funded by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre and our industry partners: The Bupa Health Foundation and the Australian Department of Health. The Australian e-Health Research Centre is providing technical expertise. The project commenced June 2020 and we aim to resolve technical challenges around the standardisation and sharing of valuable data that is recorded as part of every-day practice in residential aged care.

Visit the Aged Care Data Compare site

The University of Queensland Global Change Institute hosts a network of world leading Digital Health experts and research groups in various clinical, consumer health, technological, business and economic domains. With a reputation for research excellence with proven success in health innovation, we are well equipped to deliver impactful research together with industry and academic partners. 

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