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Kerryn Butler-Henderson

Senior Lecturer, Master of Health Information Management
Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

Room 245, Building A, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 3329 (phone)

Kerryn.ButlerHenderson@utas.edu.au

Dr Kerryn Butler Butler-Henderson is a Health Information Manager. Her goal is to create a wellness model by improving health outcomes of Australians through better use of data and technology. Her research is focused on all aspects of the healthcare system. Her aims are to reduce the number of Australians admitted to hospitals, and make our health system more efficient.

This researcher is driving a major rethink of Australia’s troubled health system

The shift from paper-based hospital records to smarter digital systems is revolutionising healthcare around the world. But just because it’s a better way of doing things, doesn’t mean it’s perfect.

When hospitals switched to digitised records, opportunities arose for greater security and integration, but this has brought with it a unique set of challenges that researchers are now trying to solve.

“If you go back even 20 years ago, people already managed hospitals based on historical information. Before we had computers, it was all done with index cards,” says Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson, a health information manager at the University of Tasmania.

“When we moved to the digital era, it was easier for hospitals to collect data, but that doesn’t mean it’s more complete and accurate. We find departments that have their own in-house databases, so it’s harder for us to access the data in uniform ways. It opens up more opportunities, but also more problems.”

Butler-Henderson and her team are working with doctors, nurses, and health information experts in the Australian healthcare sector to figure out how well-trained they are in their own digital systems, and also look at the accurately and comprehensiveness of their records.

Because if we want to know what’s going on inside our hospitals, we’re only as good as the records we keep.

“It’s a really important area,” Butler-Henderson says. “We’re trying to produce the data scientists of the future.”

It’s all in service of answering one of the biggest questions in healthcare today: Why do so many of us end up in hospitals for conditions that could be treated in outpatients, GP clinics or community care?

As an example of the problem, in 2015, Victorian hospitals admitted 60,000 patients unnecessarily, due to a lack of information being shared between GPs, hospitals, and pharmacies.

And all across Australia, hundreds of thousands of patients with chronic and recurring conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart conditions, or those requiring only minor procedures, turn to hospitals instead of after-hours GPs or local health clinics.

It’s not just that there’s a lack of information being shared between healthcare facilities, says Butler-Henderson, the problem also stems from how we fund and run our hospitals.

“Hospitals set activity at the end of the year, and say they’re going to do X number of a particular type of surgery the following year. I have a real issue with that - we’re encouraging and rewarding illness,” she says.

“I’d like to see Australia move towards an outcome-based system. We need to keep patients out of hospitals, but it will take a major constitutional change to get there.”

Butler-Henderson and her team are now in the process of creating the world’s most comprehensive census of the healthcare information workforce to provide the scientific evidence they need to forecast the workforce of the future.

Having the right health information workforce will also assist in ensuring we collect and manage the data required to enable fundamental changes in state and federal legislatures and help reduce unnecessary hospitalisations and readmissions.

'For me, it all comes down to the data - we can’t put things right without having a system in place to collect the data to support health management and planning,” says Butler-Henderson.

“My vision is shared with a lot of people in heath - we need to make sure we’ve got this digital workforce to support and provide healthcare.”

“I hope in my lifetime we have less people going to hospital,” she adds. “I want to be without a job!”

By Bec Crew

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Master of Health Information Management. Kerryn has been a leading academic in health information management in Australia for the last decade, making a significant contribution to the national health information management and health informatics educational direction Her research interests include health information education and workforce; health data: planning, management, and analysis; and the application of eHealth improve efficiencies in health.

Biography

Kerryn joined the University of Tasmania in February 2015. Prior to this, Kerryn was the coordinator and lecturer in Health Information Management at Curtin University, Western Australia. Kerryn brought to this role extensive research experience as the coordinator of research for positron emission tomography in Western Australia and medical oncology clinical research. Throughout her academic career Kerryn has also worked as a consultant, providing health information advice to hospitals and private healthcare providers throughout Australia and globally. Kerryn has held a number of positions on state and national committees and boards, including the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA), Australian Health Informatics Education Council (AHIEC) and the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA).

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD

Radiopharmaceuticals and the PET probe in the detection of Ductal Carcinoma in situ of the breast

Curtin UniversityAustralia2014
MPHMobile Dementia Respite Team: Initial Evaluation From The Carers' PerspectiveCurtin UniversityAustralia2001
GradCertTerT Curtin UniversityAustralia2007
BSc (HIM) Curtin UniversityAustralia2000

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Health Information Management Association of Australia
  • Australian College of Health Informatics
  • Health Informatics Society of Australia
  • International Federation of Health Information Management Associations
  • Certified Health Information Manager (CHIM)
  • Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA)
  • Fellow, Australian College of Health Informatics (FACHI)

Committee associations

  • Australian Health Informatics Education Council – working group
  • Certified Health Informatician Australasia – Examination Committee
  • Chair –Research Working Group, Health Information Management Association of Australia
  • Tertiary Education Sub-committee, Health Information Management Association of Australia
  • Tasmanian Branch of Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA)
  • Inaugural member Health Informatics Society of Australia - Tasmania

Other

Australian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group

Teaching

health data analysis, health information management theory and practice, health informatics, and quality and safety in health

Teaching expertise

Kerryn is experienced in designing and delivering curriculum across undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels. Kerryn's particular area of expertise is in the design and delivery of online curriculum to ensure positive student learning experiences.

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

  • Chair, Health Information Management Association of Australia Research Working Group

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Expertise

Kerryn's research expertise is in the areas of:

  • Health information education.
  • Health informatics competencies.
  • Health information workforce.
  • Health data analysis and management.
  • Application of ehealth.

Research Themes

Kerryn's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health and to Data, Knowledge and Decisions. Her research interests include health information education and workforce; health data: planning, management, and analysis; and the application of eHealth improve efficiencies in health.

Collaboration

Kerryn is currently undertaking a number of projects through a collaboration with health informatics colleagues at Queensland University of Technology, the Australian Federation University and Bond University. These projects assess how various eHealth applications improve efficiencies in health.

Kerryn is also involved in research with the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Sydney, examining the health informatics competencies in tertiary clinical programs.

Kerryn also works with a number of professional and government groups in her health information workforce research and health data analysis research.

Fields of Research

  • Health Informatics (080702)
  • Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence) (150301)
  • Business and Management (150399)

Research Objectives

  • Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services (890301)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)

Publications

Total publications

41

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2016Journal ArticleBoksmati N, Butler-Henderson K, Anderson K, Sahama T, 'The effectiveness of SMS reminders on appointment attendance: a meta-analysis', Journal of Medical Systems, 40, (4) Article 90. ISSN 1573-689X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10916-016-0452-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2016Journal ArticleDonnolley N, Butler-Henderson K, Chapman M, Sullivan E, 'The development of a classification system for maternity models of care', Health Information Management Journal, 45, (2) pp. 64-70. ISSN 1833-3583 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1833358316639454 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2014Journal ArticleButler-Henderson K, Lee AH, Price R, Waring K, 'Intraoperative assessment of margins in breast conserving therapy: A systematic review', The Breast: An International Journal, 23, (2) pp. 112-119. ISSN 0960-9776 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.breast.2014.01.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

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2013Journal ArticleDattakumar A, Gray K, Maeder A, Butler-Henderson K, 'Ehealth education for future clinical health professionals: an integrated analysis of Australian expectations and challenges', Studies in Health Technology Information, 192 pp. 954. ISSN 0926-9630 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-954 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2012Journal ArticleDattakumar A, Gray K, Butler-Henderson K, Maeder A, Chenery H, 'We are not educating the future clinical health professional workforce adequately for e-health competence: Findings of an Australian study', Studies in Health Technology Information, 178 pp. 33-38. ISSN 0926-9630 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-078-9-33 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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Journal Article

(17 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Butler-Henderson K, 'Evolving and emerging workforce roles in health information AHIMA/HIMSS Asia Pacific Singapore e-Health Innovations Summit, Workforce Development Workshop', HIM-Interchange, 7, (1) pp. 36. ISSN 1838-8620 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2017Donnolley N, Chambers G, Butler-Henderson K, Chapman M, Sullivan E, 'More than a name: heterogeneity in characteristics of models of maternity care reported from the Australian Maternity Care Classification System validation study', Women and Birth ISSN 1871-5192 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2017.01.005 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Fenton SH, Low S, Abrams KJ, Butler-Henderson K, 'Health Information Management: Changing with Time', Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 26, (01) pp. 72-77. ISSN 2364-0502 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15265/IY-2017-021 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Low S

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2017Greenfield D, Eljiz K, Butler-Henderson K, 'It takes two to tango: customization and standardization as colluding logics in healthcare', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 6, (7) pp. 1-3. ISSN 2322-5939 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.15171/ijhpm.2017.77 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Greenfield D; Eljiz K

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2017Stanieri A, Butler-Henderson K, Sahama T, Perera PK, Da Silva JL, et al., 'A visual grid to digitally record an Ayurvedic Prakriti assessment; a first step toward integrated electronic health records', Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 7 pp. 264-268. ISSN 2225-4110 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcme.2016.06.005 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Carroll J, Butler-Henderson K, 'MyHealthRecord in Australian Primary Health Care: An Attitudinal Evaluation Study', Journal of Medical Systems, 41, (158) pp. 1-7. ISSN 0148-5598 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10916-017-0807-3 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Boksmati N, Butler-Henderson K, Anderson K, Sahama T, 'The effectiveness of SMS reminders on appointment attendance: a meta-analysis', Journal of Medical Systems, 40, (4) Article 90. ISSN 1573-689X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10916-016-0452-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2016Butler-Henderson K, Lawrance R, Low S, 'Researching the health information workforce', HIM-Interchange, 6, (2) pp. 32-35. ISSN 1838-8620 (2016) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Low S

2016Donnolley N, Butler-Henderson K, Chapman M, Sullivan E, 'The development of a classification system for maternity models of care', Health Information Management Journal, 45, (2) pp. 64-70. ISSN 1833-3583 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1833358316639454 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2015Butler-Henderson K, Lee AH, Lenzo NP, Price R, 'Epidemiology of ductal carcinoma in situ in Western Australia: implications for surgical margins and management', Breast Cancer, 22, (6) pp. 641-647. ISSN 1340-6868 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12282-014-0531-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2015Butler-Henderson K, Lenzo NP, Loh NK, Price RI, Lee AH, '18F-fluorodeoxyglucose versus 18F-fluoromethylcholine positron emission tomography in the detection of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast', Jacobs Journal of Cancer Science and Research, 1, (2) pp. 9-13. ISSN 2380-114X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015Gray K, Choo D, Butler-Henderson K, Whetton S, Maeder A, 'Health informatics and e-health curriculum for clinical health profession degrees', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 214 pp. 68-73. ISSN 0926-9630 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-558-6-68 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Whetton S

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2014Butler-Henderson K, Lee AH, Price R, Waring K, 'Intraoperative assessment of margins in breast conserving therapy: A systematic review', The Breast: An International Journal, 23, (2) pp. 112-119. ISSN 0960-9776 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.breast.2014.01.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

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2013Dattakumar A, Gray K, Maeder A, Butler-Henderson K, 'Ehealth education for future clinical health professionals: an integrated analysis of Australian expectations and challenges', Studies in Health Technology Information, 192 pp. 954. ISSN 0926-9630 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-954 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2012Dattakumar A, Gray K, Butler-Henderson K, Maeder A, Chenery H, 'We are not educating the future clinical health professional workforce adequately for e-health competence: Findings of an Australian study', Studies in Health Technology Information, 178 pp. 33-38. ISSN 0926-9630 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-078-9-33 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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2010Butler-Henderson K, 'Health reform, health data and the Health Information Manager', Health Information Management Journal, 39, (2) pp. 7-8. ISSN 1833-3583 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2008MCarthy M, Yuan JB, Campbell A, Lenzo NP, Butler-Henderson K, '18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging in brain tumours: TheWestern Australia positron emission tomography/cyclotron service experience', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 52 pp. 564-569. ISSN 1754-9485 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Butler-Henderson K, 'Health information management 2025. What is required to create a sustainable profession in the face of digital transformation?', University of Tasmania, Launceston, pp. 39. ISBN 978-1-86295-888-3 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Butler-Henderson K, Sahama T, Kerr D, 'Security, Privacy, and Ownership Issues with the Use of Wearable Health Technologies', Managing Security Issues and the Hidden Dangers of Wearable Technologies, IGI Global, A Marrington, D Kerr & J Gammack (ed), United States, pp. 161-181. ISBN 9781522510161 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1016-1.ch007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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Conference Publication

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Low S, Butler-Henderson K, Nash R, 'Competencies in education to help students cope in the 21st century', 2nd Education Transforms Symposium, 12 -14 July 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Low S; Nash R

2017Siddiqui N, Torugsa N, Greenfield D, Butler-Henderson K, 'Straddling both sides of the barbed wire-fence: enhancing the working student experience in online learning', Teaching Matters 2017 Conference Program, 28 November, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Siddiqui N; Torugsa N; Greenfield D

2016Butler-Henderson K, Lawrance R, Williams L, Ingram T, 'Results of a HIMAA aptitude test for clinical coding', Health Information Management Association of Australia 2016 Conference, Melbourne (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Butler-Henderson K, Low S, Donnolley N, Lee J, 'Fifty shade of HIM: quantifying and qualifying the workforce in Australia', International Federation of Health Information Management Associations, Tokyo (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Low S

2016Carroll J, Butler-Henderson K, 'MyHR in primary health care: an attitudinal evaluation study', Health Information Management Association of Australia 2016 Conference, Melbourne (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Donnolley N, Chambers G, Chapman M, Butler-Henderson K, Sullivan E, '. The Maternity Care Classification System: a more accurate way of defining models of care than by name alone', International Normal Labour and Birth Conference, Sydney, pp. 147-149. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Harris LR, Soo IH, Butler-Henderson K, 'Accurate and timely reporting of potentially preventable hospitalisations enhances patient-centred healthcare: a case study', International Federation of Health Information Management Associations Congress, Tokyo (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Siddiqui N, Butler-Henderson K, Eljiz K, Greenfield D, 'Many brains make student learning lighter work: investigating peer-to-peer synchronous engagement to engage the postgraduate online student', Teaching Matters 2016 - Conference Program, 7 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Siddiqui N; Eljiz K; Greenfield D

2016Stranieri A, Sahama T, Butler-Henderson K, Perera K, 'A model for the introduction of Ayurvedic and allopathic electronic health records in Sri Lanka, IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 2016)', IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, Kerala (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Donnolley N, Chapman M, Sullivan E, Butler-Henderson K, 'Variations in models of care in NSW - Results from the MaCCS validation study making a difference to women', Women and Birth: Abstracts from the 19th Biennial Conference of the Australian College of Midwives, 5-8 October 2015, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. S13. ISSN 1871-5192 (2015) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2015.07.052 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Griffin P, Stankovich J, Leonard K, Nicholson H, Kinsman LD, et al., 'Prolonged ED access block impacts on patient outcomes in a large regional hospital', 9th Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Melbourne, 2015, 7-9 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stankovich J; Kinsman LD; Peterson GM

2014Butler-Henderson K, 'HWA Health Information Workforce Report: findings and future directions', Health Information Management Association of Australia 2014 Conference, Darwin (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Donnolley N, Sullivan E, Butler-Henderson K, 'A road freshly paved: the development and validation of a classification system for maternity models of care', Health Information Management Association of Australia 2014 Conference, Darwin (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2012Butler-Henderson K, Gray K, 'Health Informatics and Knowledge Management 2012', Australian Computer Society Inc, 31 January { 3 February, Melbourne, pp. 1-75. (2012) [Conference Edited]

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2011Butler-Henderson K, Sahama T, 'Health Informatics and Knowledge Management 2011', Australian Computer Society Inc, 17-20 January, Melbourne, pp. 1-71. (2011) [Conference Edited]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Butler-Henderson K, 'A systematic review of training needs analysis', Health Information Management Association of Australia, University of Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]

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2016Greenfield D, Milne J, Eljiz K, Butler-Henderson K, Siddiqui N, 'Research report: an investigation of participants' experiences and perceptions of the joint acute and aged care accreditation survey pilot in two health services', Australian Institute of Health Service Management, University of Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Greenfield D; Milne J; Eljiz K; Siddiqui N

2016Greenfield D, Milne J, Eljiz K, Butler-Henderson K, Siddiqui N, 'Executive Summary - Evaluation report: an investigation of participants' experiences and perceptions of the joint acute and aged care accreditation survey pilot in two health services', Australian Institute of Health Service Management, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Greenfield D; Milne J; Eljiz K; Siddiqui N

2014Gray K, Dattakumar A, Maeder A, Butler-Henderson K, 'Advancing Ehealth education for the clinical health professions', Australian Govenment and Office for Leraning and Teaching, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Butler-Henderson K, 'Radiopharmaceuticals and the PET probe in the detection of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast' (2014) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Butler-Henderson K, Sahama T, ') Response to: Electronic health records and healthcare identifiers : legislation discussion paper', Electronic Health Records and Healthcare Identifiers: Legislation Consultation, Department of Health, Australia (2015) [Report Other]

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2009Butler-Henderson K, 'Record numbers attend the HIMAA conference in Perth', Pulse IT, Pulse Magazine, Australia, 15, 18 (2009) [Magazine Article]

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Grants & Funding

Kerryn was the recipient of a Cancer Australia and a National Breast Cancer Foundation grant, to examine the use of probe technology in breast cancer surgery. She has also been an investigator on an office of Learning and Teaching grant and an OLT Extension grant, examining health informatics competencies in tertiary clinical programs.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$1,848,682

Projects

Studying the impact of the SLHD health services management program (2017 - 2021)$1,250,000
Description
The research study is investigating the impact of the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) health service management (HSM) program. The HSM program strives to improve organisational management, leadership, and staff capability in the health services. The research will examine the activities and outcomes from the HSM program across a longitudinal period.
Funding
Sydney Local Health District ($1,250,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Greenfield D; Butler-Henderson K; Eljiz K; Siddiqui N; Milne J; Low S; Warwick SM; Torugsa N
Period
2017 - 2021
Investigating the SWSLHD Transforming your experience program (2017 - 2019)$540,000
Description
The research study is investigating the impact of the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) program entitled Transforming your experience (TYE). The TYE program is seeking to improve organisational functioning, staff engagement and the patient/family experience with the health services. The research will examine healthcare organisational development, management and leadership improvement activities to determine the impact of the TYE program for staff and patients/ families.
Funding
South Western Sydney Local Health District ($540,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Greenfield D; Eljiz K; Siddiqui N; Butler-Henderson K; Milne J; Low S; Warwick SM; Torugsa N
Period
2017 - 2019
Development and evaluation of an aptitude for clinical coders (2016)$18,182
Description
This project develops and evaluated an aptitude test that can be used by people considering becoming a clinical coder. It is hypothesised that the test will identify the level of propensity to clinical coding.
Funding
Health Information Management Association of Australia ($18,182)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Butler-Henderson K; Lawrance R; Williams L; Ingram T
Year
2016
An investigation of the join acute and aged care accreditation trial in two health services (2016)$18,000
Description
A pilot study to investigate staff, audit/survey teams and acrediting organisation's experiences of the combined Australian Aged Care Agency (AACQHC) and Australian Council for Healthcare Standards (ACHS) accreditation trial.
Funding
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards ($18,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Greenfield D; Eljiz K; Butler-Henderson K; Siddiqui N
Year
2016
Research and report on the implementation of the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme (2016)$22,500
Description
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care requires a written research report on proposed reform of the AHSSQA Scheme. The purpose of the document is to: research and describe a package of strategies for the reform of the AHSSQA Scheme to achieve the twin objectives of improving the effectiveness of the assessment processes and reducing reliance on accreditation for verifying Standards compliance; provide detail on the level of research and other evidence to support these recommendations; outline the limitations and opportunities of these elements of the proposed reform; and, present the reform package in an inforgraphic, if appropriate.
Funding
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care ($22,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Greenfield D; Siddiqui N; Butler-Henderson K; Eljiz K
Year
2016

Research Supervision

Kerryn is a supervisor of student undertaking Master and PhD research in health information management and data analysis. With expertise across the health information domain, with an emphasis on data management, analysis and eHealth, she is a suitable supervisor across a number of healthcare themes.

Current

5

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPatient and family centred care in the cardiothoracic ICU, what difference does it make to patients, their carers and staff looking after them2015
PhDTransversal Leadership Training in Health Information Management in Australia2015
PhDA Systematic Review Approach to Identifying Factors Affecting the Success of Patient Focus Booking2015
PhDThe Role of the Electronic Health Records in Improving the Quality of Healthcare Services in Primary Health Care Centres in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia2016
PhDDeveloping a Relationship Marketing Framework for Consumer Request for Health Information on Hospital Websites2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDIT Innovation Theory and Practice: A multi-case study investigation of organisational approaches and experiences in IT innovation
Candidate: Justin Michael Thurley
2017