Professor Jim Warren


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Professor - Health Informatics


Jim Warren took up the Chair in Health Informatics at the University of Auckland in November 2005. He made the move here because the environment provides the opportunity to really make a difference - there are so many advantages here with a world class medical school, excellent computer science department, active local health IT industry and a proactive Ministry of Health. It particularly suits his career-long interest in use of IT to improve long-term condition management through decision support for health care providers and health consumers.

He worked for the University of South Australia from 1993 to 2005, where he was involved in the formation of their Advanced Computing Research Centre, of which he was Director for a couple years.

He did his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and PhD in Information Systems at the University of Maryland's UMBC campus. He was awarded a PhD in mid 1992 with a dissertation (which they'd call a 'thesis' in this part of the world) in Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) / Simulation Systems... basically he was looking at interactive decision support technology. He started working with health IT as software development consulting work before completing his PhD, but then leapt into it as a research topic pretty much the day he graduated. Other than a few computer simulation projects that directly related to his thesis, and ocassional flirtation with online learning research and pure human-computer interaction, he's consolidated on innovative methods for health information systems as his sole research interest. Upon involvement with SA HealthPlus - a large trial of Coordinated Care in 1997-1999 - he became increasingly focused on chronic condition management (CCM). "IT for chronic condition management" is a pretty good brief description of his interests.

Research | Current

  • Health informatics
  • Human-computer interaction and decision support systems - especially all three at once as applied to chronic disease management

In recent years, Jim's research has taken an increasing focus on chronic disease management, looking at the problems of representing care plans in the electronic health record, using Web portals to empower consumers in health care, and quality assurance of health care processes through data mining.

See furtherr details on my personal home page.

Teaching | Current

Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive Cognitive Systems

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Atalag, K., Kalbasi, R., Zivaljevic, A., Nickerson, D., Warren, J., Cooling, M., & Hunter, P. (23/2/2017). So what does linking computational models with clinical data mean and how to do it?. Poster presented at ABI Research Forum 2017, Auckland. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Koray Atalag, David Nickerson, Peter Hunter
  • Wells, S., Riddell, T., Kerr, A., Pylypchuk, R., Chelimo, C., Marshall, R., ... Kyle, C. (2017). Cohort Profile: The PREDICT Cardiovascular Disease cohort in New Zealand primary care (PREDICT-CVD 19). International Journal of Epidemiology, 46 (1), 22-22j. 10.1093/ije/dyv312
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susan Wells, Corina Grey, Roger Marshall, Rodney Jackson, Patricia Metcalf, Jeff Harrison, Carol Chelimo, Daniel Exeter, Romana Pylypchuk, Matire Harwood, Timothy Kenealy, Suneela Mehta
  • Sharma, V., Stranieri, A., Burstein, F., Warren, J., Daly, S., Patterson, L., ... Wolff, A. (2016). Group decision making in health care: A case study of multidisciplinary meetings. Journal of Decision Systems, 25 (sup1), 476-485. 10.1080/12460125.2016.1187388
  • Rivera, I., Warren, J., & Curran, J. (2016). Quantifying mood, content and dynamics of health forums. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/2843043.2843379
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: James Curran
  • Taber, C., Warren, J., & Day, K. (2016). Improving the Quality of Informed Consent in Clinical Research with Information Technology. In A. J. Maeder, K. Ho, J. Warren (Eds.) Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 231, 135-142. Auckland, New Zealand: IOS Press. 10.3233/978-1-61499-712-2-135
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Day
  • Zhang, X., Warren, J., Corter, A., & Goodyear-Smith, F. (2016). A Population-Level Data Analytics Portal for Self-Administered Lifestyle and Mental Health Screening. Studies in health technology and informatics, 231, 152-159.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Felicity Goodyear-Smith
  • Gu, Y., Kennely, J., Warren, J., Ahn, A. B., Harwood, M., & Neuwelt, P. (2016). Identifying eHealth Opportunities to Support Medication Adherence - Findings of a Focus Group Study. Studies in health technology and informatics, 223, 150-157.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Matire Harwood, Pat Neuwelt
  • Zivaljevic, A., Atalag, K., Warren, J. R., Cooling, M. T., Nickerson, D. P., & Hunter, P. J. (2015). Annotation of clinical datasets using openEHR Archetypes as a solution for data access issues faced in biomedical projects. Paper presented at Health Informatics New Zealand 2015, Christchurch. 19 October - 15 October 2015. Annotation of clinical datasets using openEHR Archetypes as a solution for data access issues faced in biomedical projects. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Koray Atalag, David Nickerson, Peter Hunter


Contact details

Primary location

Level 4, Room 483
New Zealand

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