Prof. Chris Bain


Prof. Bain’s initial training was in clinical medicine and he spent 12 years in that field, in a range of roles from primary through to quaternary settings. He has post graduate experience in all the key clinical disciplines, has worked in a number of public hospitals across the state, and had exposure to a broad range of primary care settings. That time was punctuated from 1999-2001 with post-graduate training in information technology, which was augmented by a PhD in Information Systems, specifically on technology ecosystems in healthcare in 2014. During his tenure he has held several positions in several prestigious institutions including Melbourne Health, Western and Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service and Ambulance Victoria (AV) in a broad landscape in Management Information Systems and computer based modelling, developing and implementing Information Strategies in support of the State government cancer reform agenda and improved data governance. In 2011, he commenced his role as the inaugural Director of Health Informatics at Alfred Health in Melbourne and in 2015 as the inaugural Chief Health Information Services Manager at the Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd. In November 2017 he commenced his current role as the inaugural Professor of Digital Health at Monash University in Victoria. His personal career interests reside in the areas of the use of technology and data for health delivery improvement in all healthcare settings, with particular interests in digital health, in usability of technology, and in the outcomes of technology use. He has a unique skill set and experience with which to follow through on this passion and he continues to be a thought leader in this area, with a strong national profile in the health informatics domain. As a result he is called upon to participate in numerous national and international committees and events as a health informatics / digital health expert. His research and teaching at Monash includes the critical topic of EMRs and their implementation. Whilst at Monash he has driven and published national-first research on EMR usability which he published in the IJMI in 2021. Up to date, he holds a patent in a hospital modeling system, several internationally recognized awards, a large number of international publications including books, Membership of internationally recognized Professional Groups and Committees and he has been invited to speaking engagements worldwide.

What in digital health is “free” ?

It is a particular challenge to deliver equity of access and equity of outcome when it comes to deploying digital health solutions into LMICs, with many tools and technologies designed for high income settings and representing a substantial cost.

In this talk Professor Bain will examine these challenges in more detail and provideexamples from around the world where “free” or “low cost” technologies and tools have been – or could be – used to provide solutions in LMICs. These examples extend from the standards space to the end user application space.

Young Outstanding Researcher

Young outstanding researchers are the future of the scientific community, and we want to recognize and celebrate their achievements. This competition is designed to identify the most outstanding young researchers and provide them with the recognition they deserve.

We'll be looking for researchers who have already demonstrated exceptional talent and promise in their field. Whether it's through groundbreaking research, innovative ideas, or a commitment to advancing the frontiers of knowledge, we want to see evidence that you're already making an impact in your field.

We're particularly interested in researchers who are working on cutting-edge topics or exploring new areas of inquiry. We're looking for individuals who are pushing the boundaries of what is currently known, and who have the potential to make significant contributions to their field in the years to come.

We'll also be evaluating the quality and impact of your research work. We'll be looking for evidence of rigorous methodology, innovative thinking, and the potential for real-world application. We'll be assessing the quality of your publications, the impact of your work, and your potential for continued success in the field.

But we're not just looking for exceptional researchers - we're also looking for individuals who have the potential to become leaders in their field. We'll be evaluating your leadership potential, communication skills, and ability to collaborate with others.

Overall, the Young Outstanding Researcher competition is an opportunity for you to showcase your exceptional talent, dedication, and promise as a young researcher. We encourage you to apply and show us why you're the most outstanding young researcher in your field.

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Most Contributing Researcher

The Most Contributing Researcher competition recognizes researchers who have made significant contributions to their field over the course of their careers. We're looking for individuals who have dedicated themselves to advancing the frontiers of knowledge, and whose work has had a meaningful impact on their field and beyond.

But we're not just looking for exceptional researchers - we're also looking for individuals who have made meaningful contributions to their community and society as a whole.

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Most Popular Researcher

This exciting competition is designed to help talented students like you showcase your research skills and connect with top professionals in academia and industry. Our focus is on selecting the most popular researcher from among the participating students, and we'll be evaluating a variety of factors to determine the winner.

One of the key factors we'll be looking at is your connection with academia and industry. We believe that strong connections and collaborative potential are essential for success in research.

We'll also be considering your communication skills, leadership abilities, and overall potential to become successful researchers. Effective communication and collaboration are critical in research, and we'll be looking for evidence that you have these skills and the potential to develop them further.

Overall, the Research Talent Event provides an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your research talents, connect with top professionals in academia and industry, and potentially win the title of most popular researcher. We encourage you to apply and show us what you've got.

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