Enrico Coiera

Professor, PhD, MBBS, FACMI, FACHI

  • 7206 Citations
  • 42 h-Index
1990 …2022
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Biography

Trained in medicine and with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Professor Coiera has a research background in both industry and academia and a strong international research reputation for his work on decision support and communication processes in biomedicine.

Coiera 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 eHealth interventions, including the Healthy.me consumer system as well as clinical decision support systems. Healthy.me technologies underpin a new US health startup called Healthbanc. His textbook Guide to Health Informatics is in its 3rd edition, is widely used internationally, and is translated into several languages.

Coiera has won a number of prestigious awards including the 2015 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) François Grémy Award for Excellence and the 2011 UNSW Inventor of the year (Information and Communication Technology) for a literature-based computational discovery system.

He was elected Foundation Fellow and first President of the Australian College of Health Informatics, is a foundation member of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, and an International Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

Coiera has also held key appointments on boards, councils and editorial positions on international journals including Associate Editor of the journal ‘Artificial Intelligence in Medicine’.

Research interests

Using digital health to solve health service delivery problems, patient safety informatics, consumer e-health, translational bioinformatics, evidence-based decision support, text summarisation methods to support scientific discovery, and clinical communication.

Broad Research Areas
Health and Biomedical Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Health Services Research, Evidence Based Medicine, Systems Science

Specific Research Keywords
Health systems science, Communication in Health Care Systems, Evidence-based Decision Support, Bioinformatics, E-health, Patient Safety, Health System Sustainability

Education/Academic qualification

Dr of Philosophy (PhD), The University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Sydney

External positions

Associate Editor, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

2017 → …

Foundation Member, International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

2017 → …

Editorial Committee, Healthdirect Australia

2013 → …

Journal Editorial Board, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

2006 → …

Foundation Fellow, Australasian College of Health Informatics

2002 → …

International Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics

1999 → …

Member, American Medical Informatics Association

1999 → …

Editorial Board, Journal of Medical Internet Research

1998 → …

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Projects 2014 2022

Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health (CREDiH)

Coiera, E., Glasziou, P., Hansen, D., Magrabi, F., Sintchenko, V., Verspoor, K., Gallego Luxan, B., Lau, A., Dunn, A., Longhurst, C., Tsafnat, G., Cutler, H., Makeham, M., Shaw, T., Shah, N., Runciman, W. & Liaw, S. T.

1/01/1831/12/22

Project: Research

NHMRC Partnership Centre on Health System Sustainability

Braithwaite, J., Westbrook, J., Coiera, E., Glasziou, P., Scott, A., Buchbinder, R., Karnon, J., Anderson, T., Teede, H., Wells, L., Gray, L., Ward, R. & Yeend, I.

1/07/1730/06/22

Project: Research

Redesigning patient experiences in health service navigation using digital technology

Lau, A., Laranjo, L., Tong, H. L., Liu, J., Coiera, E., Willcock, S., Vagholkar, S., Carey, M., Biggs, J., Vaile, I., Marles, E. & Besley, S.

31/03/17 → …

Project: Research

Research Output 1990 2019

Efficacy of a mobile social networking intervention in promoting physical activity: quasi-experimental study

Tong, H. L., Coiera, E., Tong, W., Wang, Y., Quiroz, J., Martin, P. & Laranjo da Silva, L., 31 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Reduced verification of medication alerts increases prescribing errors

Lyell, D., Magrabi, F. & Coiera, E., 30 Jan 2019, In : Applied clinical informatics. 10, 1, p. 66-76 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Clinical Decision Support Systems
Prescriptions
Electronic Prescribing
Safety
Aviation

The timing and frequency of trial inclusion in systematic reviews of type 2 diabetes drugs was associated with trial characteristics

Dunn, A. G., Orenstein, L., Coiera, E., Mandl, K. D. & Bourgeois, F. T., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 109, p. 62-69 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Confidence Intervals
Journal Impact Factor
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Industry

A shared latent space matrix factorisation method for recommending new trial evidence for systematic review updates

Surian, D., Dunn, A. G., Orenstein, L., Bashir, R., Coiera, E. & Bourgeois, F. T., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 79, p. 32-40 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Factorization
Clinical Trials
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Principal Component Analysis
Workload

Conversational agents in healthcare: a systematic review

Laranjo da Silva, L., Dunn, A. G., Tong, H. L., Kocaballi, A. B., Chen, J., Bashir, R., Surian, D., Gallego, B., Magrabi, F., Lau, A. Y. S. & Coiera, E., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 25, 9, p. 1248–1258 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Language
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Randomized Controlled Trials
Patient Safety

Prizes

Best HSR paper prize from Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation

W. B. Runciman (Recipient), Tamara D. Hunt (Recipient), N. A. Hannaford (Recipient), Peter D. Hibbert (Recipient), Johanna Westbrook (Recipient), Enrico Coiera (Recipient), R.O. Day (Recipient), D. M. Hindmarsh (Recipient), Elizabeth A. McGlynn (Recipient) & Jeffrey Braithwaite (Recipient), 2013

Prize

Health Services
Delivery of Health Care

IBM Faculty Award

Enrico Coiera (Recipient), 2005

Prize

Medical Informatics
Informatics
Anniversaries and Special Events
Medicine
Delivery of Health Care
Search Engine
Informatics
Health

Activities 1998 2017

  • 4 Editorial work
  • 3 Membership of network

Journal of Artificial Intelligence (Journal)

Enrico Coiera (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (External organisation)

Enrico Coiera (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

HealthDirect (Publisher)

Enrico Coiera (Reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (Journal)

Enrico Coiera (Reviewer)
2006 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Australasian College of Health Informatics (External organisation)

Enrico Coiera (Member)
2002 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Press / Media

Artificial intelligence will improve our health system

Enrico Coiera

14/05/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

AI and Patient Safety

Enrico Coiera

8/05/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The rise of Artificial Intelligence

Enrico Coiera

16/10/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment