Researcher

Emeritus Professor Teng Liaw

My Expertise

eHealth defined to include telehealth, mobile health (mHealth), big data analytics, decision support and artificial intelligence;

Ethical, legal and social issues associated with eHealth and artificial intelligence;  

Integrated primary care with a focus on safety, quality, access and equity;

Cross cultural health; and

Indigenous Health

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Primary Health Care, Health Informatics, Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies, Quality Management

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Biography

Research Interests:
Digitally enhanced general practice and integrated person-centred care to optimise management of acute and chronic diseases and promote health and safety and quality of care of individuals. Digital information collected as part of routine health care can and should be quality assessed and used to personalise care as well as guide evidence-based policy and population health. Interoperability and quality of digital data and...view more

Research Interests:
Digitally enhanced general practice and integrated person-centred care to optimise management of acute and chronic diseases and promote health and safety and quality of care of individuals. Digital information collected as part of routine health care can and should be quality assessed and used to personalise care as well as guide evidence-based policy and population health. Interoperability and quality of digital data and tools working off a standards-based enterprise architecture and service platform is a fundamental requirement to harness digital technologies for individual and population health. Digitalisation should consider ethical, legal and sociotechnical issues. 

Broad Research Areas:
Health Informatics, Ethics, Primary Health Care, Clinical Research, Cross-cultural Health, Indigenous Health, Population Health

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow, Royal Australian College of General Practice, Foundation Fellow, Australian College of Health Informatics, International Fellow (elected) American College of Medical Informatics

Specific Research Keywords:
General practice, Primary Health Care, Integrated care, Clinical Informatics, Safety, Quality, Translational Research, Clinical Decision Making, Cross-cultural health, Indigenous Health


My Grants

Current activities:

1. "Digital health maturity and Capacity building" with WHO HQ (Geneva), WHO WPRO (Manila) and WHO Department of Pacific Support (Fiji).

2. NHMRC Partnership Grant "Unifying and quality assuring disparate digital data sets through a common data model" with NPS MedicineWise, GP Synergy, Central & Eastern PHN and South Western Sydney LHD.


My Qualifications

MBBS

PhD

FRACGP

FACHI

FAIDH

FACMI

FIAHSI

Grad Dip AICD


My Research Activities

Digital health maturity of organisations and individuals (competencies)

Quality and interoperability of digital data and tools

Digital Global Health and Digital health diplomacy

Digital public goods

Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals

Capacity building, training and education in health informatics


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on eHealth has defined eHealth (or digital health) to include telehealth, mobile health (mHealth), data analytics, blockchain technology, decision support and artificial intelligence. As Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on eHealth, my areas of supervision are research into the use of eHealth to improve integrated person-centred health care and service delivery to individuals and populations, safety and quality of care, access and equity to achieve universal health coverage and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The population of interest are cross-cultural and underserved populations. The preferred methodology is mixed quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and realist approaches to evaluation and analyses. 


Currently supervising

PhD student topics include:

  • global eHealth, social enterprise, citizen and community engagement to facilitate integrated person-centred health services;
  • functional specifications of clinical information systems to support shared care of colorectal cancer survivors;
  • natural language processing to support data-driven decision support for coronary artery disease;
  • community readiness to adopt and use mobile health in rural Bangladesh;
  • ontologies to improve data quality in systems to optimise the management of chronic disease

Projects using the UNSW electronic Practice Based Research Network (ePBRN) repository of data from clinical information systems:

  • doctor-shopping and questionable use of opioid medications;
  • atrial fibrillation and risk of stroke and other morbidity,
  • common data models, including interoperability standards, for health information exchange;
  • predictive models of admission and readmission of patients with chronic disease;
  • researching continuity of care through record linkage
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Location

School of Population Health
Level 3 Samuels Building
Botany Street, UNSW Sydney

Contact

+61 2 9065 9898