Editorial – Aged Care Informatics – Preparing for the Road Ahead
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Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales 2052 Australia
Dr Andrew Georgiou is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, part of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales. He has worked in a number of senior research and executive positions including as the UK NHS Assistant Director of Classifications (1995-1997) and Co-coordinator for the Coronary Heart Disease Programme for the Royal College of Physicians in London (1999 – 2002). Andrew is currently an Editorial Board member of the Open Medical Informatics Journal, the Journal of Pathology Informatics, Health Care Informatics Review and the International Journal of Medical Informatics.
School of Information Systems Faculty of Business & Law University of Southern Queensland
Professor Jeffrey Soar holds positions of Personal Chair in Human Centred Technology Innovation, School of Information Systems, Faculty of Business & Law, University of Southern Queensland; Honorary Professor, Jiangxi Institute of Economic Administrators, China; Honorary Professor, School of IT & Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland; and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Research on Ageing, Curtin University
Dr Soar came to ehealth research from a long career at senior executive levels of healthcare organisations in Australia and New Zealand where he managed national and state-wide health information and technology projects. In academia he has attracted national and international grants, industry and government support for research focused on building the pathways for adoption of innovative technologies for consumers and communities. He is the founder of the Queensland Smart Home Initiative, the Smart Ageing & Independent Living foundation, and ehealth research centres at two universities.