Professor Trish Williams
Williams, Trish (Professor)
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Project description

Data has the potential to provide actionable insights, to solve problems, to inform government policy, to identify opportunities and improve business performance.  In the context of healthcare data quality can be critical to patient safety.  As advances are made in the use of technology in healthcare for data collection, such as remote monitoring, artificial intelligence, and predictive modelling, poor data quality can result in poor outcomes for patients and the business of healthcare. The aim of the project is to research data quality in healthcare and determine the issues and impact when used for data analytics.


Ginger Mudd (Mentor)

Assumed knowledge

Research skills and knowledge of data science or analytics.

Supervisors research focus

Professor Williams has a strong focus on the translation of research into practical application, demonstration of the contribution that digital health technologies can make to support healthcare, and the use of information security as an enabler for improved healthcare communication and interoperability. She is recognised internationally for her digital health information security expertise and experience in digital health information interoperability. Professor Williams is the primary author of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Computer and Information Security Standards, translating essential information security practice into accessible and implementable practical guidance for primary care. She is currently working on the EU TREsPASS project (Technology-Supported Risk Estimation by Predictive Assessment of Socio-Technical Security) to translate the research outcomes to practical use-cases in healthcare and tertiary education for the European Union. Further, as co-lead on the new IEC/ISO 80001 Foundation Standard for medical devices in IT networks, and member of the IEC/ISO 82304 Medical Device and Health Software Safety development working group, she has demonstrated skills in cross-discipline and cross-industry collaboration. Supporting this Professor Williams has attracted funding from industry partners for PhD Scholarships on remote patient monitoring and research into application of international eHealth software safety standards in the Australian context.

Industry involvement

Review by Cisco and QUT

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