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November 10, 2015



Meet Anthony Maeder, a 2015 Australian visiting Fulbright distinguished chair

By Shawna Jordan

Anthony Maeder, chair of the health informatics program from Western Sydney University in Sydney, Australia, and 2015 Australian Fulbright distinguished chair at Kansas State University, will present "New Frontiers in eHealth" at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in 164 Justin Hall, followed by a reception with light refreshments.

The presentation, hosted by College of Human Ecology, will discuss the use of information and communications technologies associated with management and use of patient record data for enhancing clinical care, called eHealth.

"We are excited for our students to hear from Dr. Maeder and learn more about eHealth from a global perspective," said Shawna Jordan, assistant dean of the College of Human Ecology.

Maeder was research director of the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre in Brisbane from 2004-2008 and he has a doctorate in software engineering from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and was the founding president of the Australian Pattern Recognition Society. He is a member of the Standards Australia IT-14 Health Informatics Committee and past Australian delegate to ISO/CEN meetings. His research interests range across numerous areas of eHealth including tele-health, mobile and online health, sensors and wearables for health, human-computer interaction and human factors, and digital imaging and analysis.

eHealth contributes to safety and quality improvements in health services delivery, through mechanisms such as clinical decision support and personalized health care. New modes of ICT-based health services delivery have emerged, using mobile devices and Internet resources. His talk will suggest that a substantial broadening of the scope of eHealth is necessitated by these advances, and that a new view of the domain should be developed from the higher level perspective of systems principles.

The College of Human Ecology is partnering with the Office of International Programs and this talk is a part of the Vernon Larson Lecture Series.