Professor Jim Warren



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)

  • Zivaljevic, A., Atalag, K., & Warren, J. (2020). Utility of SNOMED CT in automated expansion of clinical terms in discharge summaries: Testing issues of coverage. HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT JOURNAL10.1177/1833358320934528
  • Abd-Alrazaq, A., Safi, Z., Alajlani, M., Warren, J., Househ, M., & Denecke, K. (2020). Technical Metrics Used to Evaluate Health Care Chatbots: Scoping Review. Journal of medical Internet research, 22 (6)10.2196/18301
  • Denecke, K., & Warren, J. (2020). How to Evaluate Health Applications with Conversational User Interface?. Studies in health technology and informatics, 270, 976-980. 10.3233/shti200307
  • Holt-Quick, C., Warren, J., Stasiak, K., Williams, R., Christie, G., Hetrick, S., ... Merry, S. (2020). A chatbot architecture for promoting youth resilience. Arxiv Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Hetrick, Chester Holt-Quick, Karolina Stasiak, Sarah Hopkins, Sally Merry
  • Goodyear-Smith, F., Darragh, M., & Warren, J. (2020). Can we provide a feasible and acceptable online mental health and lifestyle screening tool for community-based veterans?. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Felicity Goodyear-Smith
  • Hu, F., Warren, J., & Exeter, D. J. (2019). Interrupted time series analysis on first cardiovascular disease hospitalization for adherence to lipid-lowering therapy. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety10.1002/pds.4916
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Daniel Exeter
  • Liang, J., Warren, J., Orr, M., & Day, K. (2019). Junior Doctor Communication Systems and the Deterioration Communication Management Theory. Studies in health technology and informatics, 263, 122-133. 10.3233/shti190117
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Day
  • Hu, F., Warren, J., & Exeter, D. J. (2019). Geography and patient history in long-term lipid lowering medication adherence for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Spatial and spatio-temporal epidemiology, 29, 13-29. 10.1016/j.sste.2018.12.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Daniel Exeter


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 483
New Zealand

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