Research, Education & Training

June 2020

Take part in eMR/eHR Survey: Electronic Health Record Usability


Who is conducting the research?

Dr Sheree Lloyd, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Griffith Health, School of Medicine, Health Services Management. 

Why is the research being conducted?

Healthcare organisations are increasingly moving to information technology (IT) to record clinical notes and maintain patient medical records. These systems have a huge impact upon the management of health information and the increases in demand for health services. 


Experience with the use of these systems has been both positive and negative. Previous research (nationally and internationally) has revealed usability problems, technology-induced errors and lack of participation by users in the development of electronic information systems.


This research is conducted to collect the impressions, experience and usability of these systems by the Australian clinical community. The lead investigator for this research is Sheree Lloyd from Griffith University, supported by a team of co-investigators.


You are invited to participate in this research because you :

  • are working in the healthcare sector in Australia

  • may use an electronic health record system to record patient data

  • aged 18 years and above

What you will be asked to do

Participation in the research involves completing a web-based survey that will measure usability and user experience with an electronic health information system.  Your responses will be based on the main health information system that you have used. Questions are a combination of multiple choice, ranking scale (e.g. strongly agree - strongly disagree) and free-text. This will take approximately 5 minutes of your time. To read full survey brief, click here.

Click here to access the survey. 

Contact for more information

Dr Sheree Lloyd

+61 7 373 53256

Submitted by Polina Matveycheva

eMR nursing and midwifery survey - Have your say about the eMR!



PowerChart and FirstNet are undergoing review. Can you help us improve the eMR?

We are conducting this survey to understand how you currently use the system. Your responses will inform improvements to the eMR and will also enable us to measure the effectiveness of the changes once they have been implemented.

Note: eMeds and eFluids are not part of this survey.

The survey is anonymous and will take around 3 minutes to complete.

Click the link to start the survey.

Thank you.

The eMR ENHANCE team


Contact for more information 

Alison Shiner



Submitted by Alison Shiner

Psychiatry short courses open to the general public


The Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sydney delivers Psychiatry short courses open to the general public. 


The courses are developed and delivered by the Discipline of Psychiatry at Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney, and are open to all health professionals for continuing professional development. 


Upcoming courses:


- Interpersonal Psychotherapy Course: Level A, with Scott Stuart

- Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder Course

- Internet and Mobile Phone Addiction Course: Psychopathology and Digital Technology

- Anxiety Disorders Course for Primary School Teachers: Managing Anxiety Disorders at School

A range of self-paced online courses is also available.


Click here for more information.  


Contact for more information

Sarah Jessup

8627 5062

Submitted by Polina Matveycheva on behalf of The University of Sydney

Infection and immunity masterclass series for health professionals


Gain time critical knowledge in the field of infection and immunity with a series of free online seminars led by highly respected senior clinicians and health professionals from the University of Sydney.

The Sydney University infection and immunity masterclass for health professionals is a free, online seminar series which explores a range of topics including virology, epidemiology, infection prevention, clinical treatment, vaccine development, safety and ethics to assist professionals better understand COVID-19 and Australia's response to pandemics now and in the future.

Health professionals are invited to register their interest here so they can receive an email once the series is live  


Contact for more information

Madeleine Culp


Submitted by Madeleine Culp

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