Andrew Stranieri

Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation, Federation University of Australia



Health informatics innovations including standards, tele-medicine, decision support, data mining and simulation are often advanced with the implicit assumption that they will enhance health care practice. However, informatics innovations can create new pressures and, challenge the health care industry to transform in controversial ways. This will be illustrated with examples drawn from complementary and alternative medicine informatics, remote patient monitoring, health data mining and visualisations for shared care. The proposal will be advanced that computational intelligence researchers applying their work to health are challenged to constantly analyse the potential their innovations have for transforming the practice of healthcare.

Associate Professor Andrew Stranieri is the leader of the Health Informatics Laboratory within the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation at Federation University, Australia. His research in combining argumentation theory with machine learning led to a new approach for modelling discretionary reasoning and numerous commercial decision support systems. This formed the basis of approaches to support group reasoning. Currently, he performs research in health informatics in data mining, decision support, complementary medicine informatics and telemedicine. He is the author of over 150 peer reviewed articles and has authored two books.


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