Dr Liz Cummings PDF Print E-mail

Liz holds joint appointments as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing & midwifery, UTAS and as an affiliated Research Fellow with the eHealth Services Research Group at the University of Tasmania. She has had success in leading a number of projects including the Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development BRAID Project (http://braidproject.org).  Liz continues to be involved in a diverse range of research relating to ICTs in health and ageing, particularly in relation to patient-centred chronic disease self-management.  She has previously been employed as a researcher in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

Liz has over thirty years experience in healthcare in Australia through a range of occupations.  She is a registered nurse and midwife and has worked in both clinical and administrative positions in nursing.  Liz has been involved in developing, implementing and evaluating statewide and local ICT initiative and closely involved with national eHealth initiatives.  Liz’s qualifications include BA, BIS (Hons), Grad Cert Commercialisation and PhD.
Her PhD research, through the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Tasmania, investigated the impact of ICTs on health outcomes in chronic illness.

Thesis Title: An investigation of the influence of an online patient diary on the health outcomes and experiences of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) participating in a mentored self-management clinical controlled trial.

Liz has been involved in the following projects and evaluations:
• PCEHR – 4C Project
• Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development (BRAID)
• Bed Occupancy Literature Review
• Primary Care Indicators Project
• Admissions, Referrals and Discharge Literature Review
• Tasmanian community network of mentors and smart information technology solutions (SITS) for families affects by cystic fibrosis
• Strategic Intervention Tool for Dementia
• Tasmanian Older Person’s Database
• Improving Self-Efficacy in Adolescents and Adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
• Wicking Trust: Trajectories of Dementia Care Project
• Pathways to Lung Health
• Inter-professional Learning in Chronic Disease Self-management
• Pathways Home for Respiratory Illness (COPD arm)
• Pathways Home for Respiratory Illness (CF arm)
• Pre-implementation survey for the Tasmanian private hospitals electronic discharge summary rollout
• Secure Electronic Clinical Communication Initiative (SECCI) Evaluation
• Digital Medical Record (DMR) System Evaluation
• Tasmanian eHealth Industry Audit