Health Informatics, Computation and Innovation Lab
The intersection of health informatics, computational science and health innovation promises to provide many benefits and novel solutions in terms of patient safety, healthy living, improvements to preventative care, early detection and health system wide efficiencies and improvements.
Furthermore, the increasing data richness of electronic health records, the application of novel processing approaches and the resultant improved information available to all health stakeholders promises a multitude of improvements to health care.
The Health Informatics, Computation and Innovation Lab (HICIL) is carrying out a number of externally funded research projects investigating innovative approaches, techniques and systems for healthcare. These include projects investigating the application of social networking, social media and new media technologies to health, the application of mobile computing to healthcare and the application of ontology technologies.
Current external funding for the research lab includes four Australian Research Council grants and
one DIISR International Science Linkage grant.
The research lab carries out extensive collaborative work with industry and welcomes further opportunities
for such cooperation. The research lab also has extensive international and national research collaborations