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)

  • 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
  • Nagappan, D., Warren, J., & Riddle, P. (2019). Health Consumer Usage Patterns in Management of CVD using Data Mining Techniques. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/3290688.3290732
  • Hsu, W., Warren, J., & Riddle, P. (2019). Multivariate Sequential Analytics for Treatment Trajectory Forecasting. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/3290688.3290724
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: William Hsu
  • Merry, M., Van Schalkwyk, J., Cumin, D., & Warren, J. (2019). Clinically Comprehensible Clustering of Change in Time Series: The C4TS Algorithm. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/3290688.3290723
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Cumin
  • Elliott, B., Warren, J., Darragh, M., & Goodyear-Smith, F. (2019). Towards a Youth Mental Health Screening Analytics Tool. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/3290688.3290717
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margot Darragh, Felicity Goodyear-Smith
  • Perversi, P., Yearwood, J., Bellucci, E., Stranieri, A., Warren, J., Burstein, F., ... Wolff, A. (2018). Exploring reasoning mechanisms in ward rounds: a critical realist multiple case study. BMC health services research, 18 (1)10.1186/s12913-018-3446-6
  • Pylypchuk, R., Wells, S., Kerr, A., Poppe, K., Riddell, T., Harwood, M., ... Wu, B. P. (2018). Cardiovascular disease risk prediction equations in 400 000 primary care patients in New Zealand: a derivation and validation study. Lancet (London, England), 391 (10133), 1897-1907. 10.1016/s0140-6736(18)30664-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Matire Harwood, Romana Pylypchuk, Katrina Poppe, Daniel Exeter, Jeff Harrison, Roger Marshall, Rod Jackson, Patricia Metcalf, Suneela Mehta, Corina Grey, Susan Wells, Billy Wu
  • Gu, Y., Doughty, R. N., Freedman, B., Kennelly, J., Warren, J., Harwood, M., ... Rolleston, A. (2018). Burden of atrial fibrillation in Māori and Pacific people in New Zealand: A cohort study. Internal Medicine Journal, 48 (3), 301-309. 10.1111/imj.13648
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rob Doughty, Matire Harwood, Ruth Teh, Natalie Walker


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 483
New Zealand

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