Guest editors' introduction to special issue on aged care informatics
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Collaboration for Ageing & Aged-care Informatics Research, University of Southern Queensland
Jeffrey Soar came to academia following 25 years in health informatics strategy and project management. This included executive roles in Veterans’ Affairs, New South Wales Health and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. He is the Director of the Collaboration for Ageing & Aged-care Informatics Research at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia; the founder and Secretary of Aged Care Informatics Australia (HISA), and Convener of the Queensland Smart Home Initiative. Jeffrey has 100 published works and is an invited key-note speaker at international events in his field. He has qualifications in social science, computing, education and business management.
School of Nursing, Griffith University
Dr Moya Conrick is an academic specialising in nursing and health informatics. She is founder of Health Informatics in Australia and chair of Nursing Informatics Australia. Moya has served on many nursing and informatics committees and is currently a member of the Australian Health Information Council (AHIC), the Clinical and Consumer Advisory Group (NeHTA) and a long standing member of the Standards Australia Health Informatics Committee (IT14) and IT14/2. She is also an adviser to the International Council of Nurses and the Royal College of Nursing Australia. Moya has numerous publications and has lectured and facilitated workshops and seminars nationally and internationally. She is the editor of the book 'Health informatics: transforming healthcare with technology'.