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BA, DipArts, MSc, PhD, FCHSM, FACHI, MPHAA, FSc (Research) RCPA

Professor Andrew Georgiou is a health informatics researcher with a strong international research profile in the areas of outcome measurement, aged care informatics, quality and safety, diagnostic informatics and organisational communications research.  He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics (2005), the Australasian College of Health Service Managers (2009) and was admitted as a Fellow of the Faculty of Science (Research) Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2015 in recognition of his outstanding record of quality research as a health and pathology informatics researcher across the areas of quality and safety, outcomes measurement and organisational communication research. 

He was awarded his PhD in 2009 (“The organisational and communication implications of electronic ordering for hospital pathology services”) and is currently involved in investigating the innovative potential and impact of health information technologies (IT) in clinical and hospital ancillary settings. He has worked as a senior researcher in a number of areas including primary care, chronic disease, aged care, health informatics, outcomes measurement and organisational communication.  

He has a total of over 300 publications including 191 peer reviewed journal and conference publications and 28 monographs, books and book chapters. Over 60% of his publications have appeared amongst the highest impact journals in their respective fields. These include the Annals of Emergency Medicine (IF 4.695), Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (IF 3.504), Journal of Clinical Pathology (IF 2.915), BMJ Quality and Safety (IF 3.988) and Social Science and Medicine (IF 2.890). His publications have been cited >2600 times, including five that have been cited ≥ 100 times.

He has an accomplished service record in his specialist fields. He spent eight years (1993 – 2001) working in the National Health Service (NHS) in England including the North Thames Health Authority, the NHS Information Management Group and the Royal College of Physicians of London. During this period, he worked in a number of senior research and high level executive positions including as the NHS Assistant Director of Classifications for the NHS Centre for Coding and Classifications (1995 – 1997) and as the Coordinator for the Coronary Heart Disease Programme for the Royal College of Physicians in London (1999 – 2002).

He is recognised internationally for his role in the initiation and management for the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project that covered the whole of England and Wales.  This pioneering Information and Technology (IT) project was described by Dr Roger Boyle CBE, (National Director for Heart Disease) as “the most comprehensive and successful clinical audit of its kind in Britain, and probably anywhere in the world” (Fourth Public Report 2005, Royal College of Physicians).  He was also responsible for establishing and managing the National Institute for Clinical Excellence heart failure guidelines in 2001.

He is recognised as an Australian Research Council Expert reviewer of International Standing and has been involved in a number of health care initiatives including health outcomes development, clinical effectiveness, quality improvement and IT strategy.  His work in the area of pathology order entry systems is extensive and widely recognised. He was a member of the Scientific Program Committee for the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics in 2010 and of the first World Congress of Pathology Informatics in 2007. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pathology Informatics and the International Journal of Medical Informatics. He was also the Chair of the Health Informatics Society of Australia NSW Branch (2010 – 11) and chair of the Aged Care Special Interest Group (2011 - 2014). He is currently the Co-Chair of the International Medical Informatics Association Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development.  He was the Co-Chair of the 2015 and 2016 Australian Health Informatics Conference Scientific Program Committee and the editorial committee of the 2015 World Medical Informatics Conference. 

He has a broad range of research interests including knowledge management, health care evaluation, research methods and equity. He has published widely in a large number of health care fields including quality care, epidemiology, health outcomes as well as health informatics.  

Research interests

Diagnostic informatics, aged care informatics, health care evaluation, research methods, quality care, health outcomes, equity, organisational communication

External positions

Associate Editor, International Journal of Medical Informatics

2018 → …

Member, Informatics Committee, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

2016 → …

Co-chair, Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)

2013 → …

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Projects 2014 2021

Research Output 2001 2019

A content analysis of documentation on communication disability in hospital progress notes: diagnosis, function, and patient safety

Steel, J., Georgiou, A., Balandin, S., Hill, S., Worrall, L. & Hemsley, B., 1 May 2019, In : Clinical Rehabilitation. 33, 5, p. 943-956 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Communication Disorders
Patient Safety
Documentation
Communication
Health

Ageing well: evaluation of social participation and quality of life tools to enhance community aged care (study protocol)

Brett, L., Georgiou, A., Jorgensen, M., Siette, J., Scott, G., Gow, E., Luckett, G. & Westbrook, J., 12 Mar 2019, In : BMC Geriatrics. 19, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., 78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Social Participation
Quality of Life
Needs Assessment
Focus Groups
Interviews
Chest Pain
Observational Studies
Hospital Emergency Service
Pathology
Australasia

An integrative review of stakeholder views on Advance Care Directives (ACD): barriers and facilitators to initiation, documentation, storage, and implementation

Hemsley, B., Meredith, J., Bryant, L., Wilson, N. J., Higgins, I., Georgiou, A., Hill, S., Balandin, S. & McCarthy, S., 1 Jun 2019, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 102, 6, p. 1067-1079 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Advance Care Planning
Advance Directives
Documentation
Health Personnel
Communication Disorders

Antidementia medication use by aged care facility residents with dementia

Lind, K. E., Gray, L. C., Raban, M. Z., Georgiou, A. & Westbrook, J. I., 25 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dementia
Memantine
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Divorce
Electronic Health Records