Johanna Westbrook

Professor

  • 6786 Citations
  • 43 h-Index
1988 …2022
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Biography

BAppSc (Cumb) Distinction, GradDipAppEpid, MHA (UNSW), PhD (Sydney)

Professor Johanna Westbrook, is Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She is internationally recognised for her research evaluating the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) in health care.  She has over 390 publications and been awarded > $40M in research grants. Johanna has led important research in the development and application of approaches to evaluate ICT, including new tools and methods which have been adopted internationally. She has contributed to theoretical models regarding the design of complex multi-method ICT evaluations. Her research has led to significant advances in our understanding of how clinical information systems deliver (or fail to deliver) expected benefits and supported translation of this evidence into policy, practice, and IT system changes.   Johanna is currently leading research investigating the role and impact of ICT in the community and aged care sector. Johanna was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 2005, and is one of only three Australians to receive this honour.  In 2014 Johanna was named Australian ICT professional of the year by the Australian Information Industry Association for her research contributions. In 2015 she was appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). In 2016 she was appointed to the Board of the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Research interests

Informatics Evaluation, Patient Safety, Health Information Systems, Ageing, Medication Errors, Health System Sustainability, Medical Informatics, Health Services Research, Epidemiology.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Applied Science, Cumberland College of Health Sciences

Graduate Diploma of Applied Epidemiology, NSW Health Department

Master of Health Administration, The University of New South Wales

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney

External positions

Expert Advisory Committee, Agency for Clinical Innovation

2018

Member NHMRC Partnership Grant Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council

2018 → …

Chair Digital Health Safety and Quality Governance Committee, Australian Digital Health Agency

2017 → …

Treasurer, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)

2017 → …

Ministerial Appointed Board Member, Australian Digital Health Agency

2016 → …

Board Member, The Sax Institute

2016 → …

Advisory Board, Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research

2015 → …

Member NHMRC Partnership Grant Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council

2015 → …

Member NHMRC Partnership Grant Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council

2014 → …

Expert of International Standing Reviewer, Australian Research Council

2010 → …

Project Grant Reviewer, National Health and Medical Research Council

2006 → …

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Projects 2014 2022

Research Outputs 1988 2019

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

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. 34, 7, p. 1029-1040 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dementia
Memantine
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Divorce
Electronic Health Records

Do user preferences align with human factors assessment scores of drug–drug interaction alerts?

Lowenstein, D., Zheng, W. Y., Burke, R., Kenny, E., Sandhu, A., Makeham, M., Westbrook, J., Day, R. O. & Baysari, M. T., 11 Apr 2019, In : Health Informatics Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Drug Interactions
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacists
Compliance

Impact of rapid molecular diagnostic testing of respiratory viruses on outcomes of adults hospitalized with respiratory illness: a multicenter quasi-experimental study

Wabe, N., Li, L., Lindeman, R., Yimsung, R., Dahm, M. R., McLennan, S., Clezy, K., Westbrook, J. I. & Georgiou, A., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 57, 4, p. 1-11 11 p., e01727-18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Human Engineering
Medical Informatics
American Medical Association
Human Engineering
Medication Errors
Quality of Health Care
Health Services Research
Health Services
Delivery of Health Care

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

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