Continuous population growth and socioeconomic development have called for an urgent attention to the demand on personal and public healthcare. Hong Kong government has substantially increased expenditure on healthcare in recent years.
In response to the growing need of Health IT professionals and expertise, Department of Computer Science at HKBU, with the help of Hospital Authority, has taken the first mover strategy starting from Fall 2009 in offering two Health IT related streams in our BSc and MSc programmes, which are by far the only related post-secondary programmes in Hong Kong. Also, in response to the growing complexity of the healthcare system, a research group on Health Informatics was formed with focus on research projects aiming to advancing Health IT from infrastructure level to analytics and decision support level for better healthcare management have been started, echoing the “promoting good health” theme of RGC’s recently announced theme-based research scheme.
Prof. LIU Jiming is an Associate Dean of Science and Chair Professor of the Department of Computer Science. His research interests are Complex Systems and Networks, Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, Web Intelligence and Multi-Agent Autonomy-Oriented Computing. The ongoing research projects are Infectious Disease Surveillance, Epidemiological Modeling, and Control Strategies, A Prototyping Environment for Ubiquitous Healthcare Systems, Detecting the Counterfeits of Chinese Herbs in Mobile Platform and Process Mining for Healthcare Process Improvement.