Professor Enrico Coiera

Professor Enrico Coiera

Professor Enrico Coiera is an internationally recognised research leader focussed on the application of information and communication technologies to solving health service delivery problems and creating sustainable health systems. Professor Coiera is currently working on topics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine, patient safety, implementation science, consumer e-health as well as evidence-based decision support.

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.

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