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Opportunities for Technology-Assisted Healthy Ageing in a Local Government Context.

Susan Gordon, Niranjan Bidargaddi, Sarah Immanuel, John Fouyaxis, Kristen Foley, Karinna Hall, Nicky Baker,

Current legislation aims to enable older Australians to age in place, and puts public healthcare within the remit of local governments. As Australia's population ages, local governments will need to explore new methods of service delivery in order to meet the increasing need for services that promote healthy ageing. Information ... Read more >>

Stud Health Technol Inform (Studies in health technology and informatics)
[2020, 268:77-86]

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A Digital Infrastructure for Storing & Sharing Internet of Things, Wearables and App-Based Research Study Data.

Peter Musiat, Yang Yang, Anthony Maeder, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

In health and behavioural sciences, there has been a shift towards use of mobile, wearable and IoT based frequent granular data collection strategies to capture temporal patterns and environmental changes. There are a wide range of free and easy-to-use services that allow researchers to design and deploy intermittent assessments and ... Read more >>

Stud Health Technol Inform (Studies in health technology and informatics)
[2020, 268:87-96]

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Using algorithms to initiate needs-based interventions for people on antipsychotic medication: implementation protocol.

Lydia Oakey-Neate, Geoff Schrader, Jörg Strobel, Tarun Bastiampillai, Yasmin van Kasteren, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Non-adherence to antipsychotic medications for individuals with serious mental illness increases risk of relapse and hospitalisation. Real time monitoring of adherence would allow for early intervention. AI<sup>2</sup> is a both a personal nudging system and a clinical decision support tool that applies machine learning on Medicare prescription and benefits data ... Read more >>

BMJ Health Care Inform (BMJ health & care informatics)
[2020, 27(1):]

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Using behaviour change theory to inform an innovative digital recruitment strategy in a mental health research setting.

Michael Musker, Camille Short, Julio Licinio, Ma-Li Wong, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

Recruitment in mental health research is challenging, as some disorders such as depression or schizophrenia may involve vulnerable participants that lack motivation as part of their illness. A mental health diagnosis can be stigmatising, so privacy and access to hospital-based patient cohorts is carefully controlled. Our team describe a pragmatic ... Read more >>

J Psychiatr Res (Journal of psychiatric research)
[2020, 120:1-13]

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Health timeline: an insight-based study of a timeline visualization of clinical data.

Andres Ledesma, Niranjan Bidargaddi, Jörg Strobel, Geoffrey Schrader, Hannu Nieminen, Ilkka Korhonen, Miikka Ermes,

<h4>Background</h4>The increasing complexity and volume of clinical data poses a challenge in the decision-making process. Data visualizations can assist in this process by speeding up the time required to analyze and understand clinical data. Even though empirical experiments show that visualizations facilitate clinical data understanding, a consistent method to assess ... Read more >>

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak (BMC medical informatics and decision making)
[2019, 19(1):170]

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Designing Online Interventions in Consideration of Young People's Concepts of Well-Being: Exploratory Qualitative Study.

Megan Winsall, Simone Orlowski, Gillian Vogl, Victoria Blake, Mariesa Nicholas, Gaston Antezana, Geoffrey Schrader, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

BACKGROUND:A key challenge in developing online well-being interventions for young people is to ensure that they are based on theory and reflect adolescent concepts of well-being. OBJECTIVE:This exploratory qualitative study aimed to understand young people's concepts of well-being in Australia. METHODS:Data were collected via workshops at five sites across rural ... Read more >>

JMIR Hum Factors (JMIR human factors)
[2019, 6(1):e10106]

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Determining the Influence of Psychiatric Comorbidity on Hospital Admissions in Cardiac Patients Through Multilevel Modelling of a Large Hospital Activity Data Set.

Niranjan Bidargaddi, Geoffrey Schrader, Graeme Tucker, Rohan Dhillon, Anand Ganesan,

BACKGROUND:Increasingly, big data derived from administrative hospital records can be subject to analytics to provide clinical insights. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of psychiatric comorbidity on length of hospital stay and number of hospital admissions in cardiac patients utilising routinely collected hospitalisation records. METHODS:We routinely ... Read more >>

Heart Lung Circ (Heart, lung & circulation)
[2020, 29(2):211-215]

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An evaluation of behaviour change techniques in health and lifestyle mobile applications.

Gaston Antezana, Anthony Venning, Victoria Blake, David Smith, Megan Winsall, Simone Orlowski, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

Despite the current popularity and potential use of mobile applications (apps) in the area of behaviour change, health promotion, and well-being for young people, it is unclear whether their design is underpinned by theory-based behaviour change techniques. Understanding the design of these apps may improve the way they can be ... Read more >>

Health Informatics J (Health informatics journal)
[2020, 26(1):104-113]

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To Prompt or Not to Prompt? A Microrandomized Trial of Time-Varying Push Notifications to Increase Proximal Engagement With a Mobile Health App.

Niranjan Bidargaddi, Daniel Almirall, Susan Murphy, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Michael Kovalcik, Timothy Pituch, Haitham Maaieh, Victor Strecher,

<h4>Background</h4>Mobile health (mHealth) apps provide an opportunity for easy, just-in-time access to health promotion and self-management support. However, poor user engagement with these apps remains a significant unresolved challenge.<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to assess the effect of sending versus not sending a push notification containing a contextually tailored health message on ... Read more >>

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth (JMIR mHealth and uHealth)
[2018, 6(11):e10123]

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Monte Carlo Simulations Demonstrate Algorithmic Interventions Over Time Reduce Hospitalisation in Patients With Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.

Alissa Knight, Geoff A Jarrad, Geoff D Schrader, Jorg Strobel, Dennis Horton, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

Non-adherence with pharmacologic treatment is associated with increased rates of relapse and rehospitalisation among patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. To improve treatment response, remission, and recovery, research efforts are still needed to elucidate how to effectively map patient's response to medication treatment including both therapeutic and adverse effects, compliance, ... Read more >>

Biomed Inform Insights (Biomedical informatics insights)
[2018, 10:1178222618803076]

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Correlation between symptoms and functioning in psychiatric patients and temporal patterns of medication refills derived from pharmacy prescription claims.

Miikka Ermes, Anna-Leena Vuorinen, Geoffrey Schrader, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

OBJECTIVES::Pharmacy dispensing claims data provide longitudinal records of prescriptions and refill events. Previous studies in psychiatric patients have utilised these data to derive indicators of medication adherence based on information regarding the amount of medication supplied and its dosage. An alternative approach was developed in which the regularity of medication ... Read more >>

Australas Psychiatry (Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists)
[2018, 26(6):643-647]

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Developing a Third-Party Analytics Application Using Australia's National Personal Health Records System: Case Study.

Niranjan Bidargaddi, Yasmin van Kasteren, Peter Musiat, Michael Kidd,

BACKGROUND:My Health Record (MyHR) is Australia's national electronic health record (EHR) system. Poor usability and functionality have resulted in low utility, affecting enrollment and participation rates by both patients and clinicians alike. Similar to apps on mobile phone app stores, innovative third-party applications of MyHR platform data can enhance the ... Read more >>

JMIR Med Inform (JMIR medical informatics)
[2018, 6(2):e28]

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Commonly available activity tracker apps and wearables as a mental health outcome indicator: A prospective observational cohort study among young adults with psychological distress.

Alissa Knight, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

BACKGROUND:Monitoring is integral to adequately recognise and track mental health indicators of symptoms and functioning. Early identification of warning signs from digital footprints could facilitate adaptive and dynamic just in-time monitoring and care for individuals with common mental disorders. METHODS:Self-report data on mental health and lifestyle behaviour from 120 male ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2018, 236:31-36]

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Systems to Harness Digital Footprint to Elucidate and Facilitate Ageing in Place.

Alissa Knight, John Fouyaxis, Geoff Jarrad, Kinga Beski, Gerald Cho, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

The rapid ageing of the population is a worldwide inexorable demographic transformation. At a time of immense social, political and economic change, the growing elderly population is at the forefront of global burden, placing an increasing strain on the federal, state, and local budgets. Many public policy responses to the ... Read more >>

Stud Health Technol Inform (Studies in health technology and informatics)
[2018, 246:91-101]

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Efficacy of a Web-Based Guided Recommendation Service for a Curated List of Readily Available Mental Health and Well-Being Mobile Apps for Young People: Randomized Controlled Trial.

Niranjan Bidargaddi, Peter Musiat, Megan Winsall, Gillian Vogl, Victoria Blake, Stephen Quinn, Simone Orlowski, Gaston Antezana, Geoffrey Schrader,

<h4>Background</h4>Mental disorders are highly prevalent for the people who are aged between 16 and 25 years and can permanently disrupt the development of these individuals. Easily available mobile health (mHealth) apps for mobile phones have great potential for the prevention and early intervention of mental disorders in young adults, but ... Read more >>

J Med Internet Res (Journal of medical Internet research)
[2017, 19(5):e141]

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Characteristics of patients seen by visiting psychiatrists through Medicare in a rural community mental health service with an established telemedicine service.

Niranjan Bidargaddi, Geoffrey Schrader, David Smith, Dean Carson, Jörg Strobel,

<h4>Objective</h4>We aimed to determine characteristics of patients receiving Medicare-funded face-to-face consultations by psychiatrists in a rural service with an established telemedicine service.<h4>Methods</h4>For this study, 55 case-managed patients from four rural community mental health teams in South Australia provided information through questionnaires regarding psychological symptoms, quality of life, body mass index ... Read more >>

Australas Psychiatry (Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists)
[2017, 25(3):266-269]

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People, processes, and systems: An observational study of the role of technology in rural youth mental health services.

Simone Orlowski, Sharon Lawn, Ben Matthews, Anthony Venning, Gabrielle Jones, Megan Winsall, Gaston Antezana, Niranjan Bidargaddi, Peter Musiat,

The merits of technology-based mental health service reform have been widely debated among academics, practitioners, and policy makers. The design of new technologies must first be predicated on a detailed appreciation of how the mental health system works before it can be improved or changed through the introduction of new ... Read more >>

Int J Ment Health Nurs (International journal of mental health nursing)
[2017, 26(3):259-272]

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Paid and Unpaid Online Recruitment for Health Interventions in Young Adults.

Peter Musiat, Megan Winsall, Simone Orlowski, Gaston Antezana, Geoffrey Schrader, Malcolm Battersby, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

<h4>Purpose</h4>There is a growing need to identify new and innovative approaches to recruit representative samples of young adults in health intervention research. The current study used a data set of screening information from an online well-being intervention trial of young adults, to investigate cost-effectiveness of different recruitment strategies and whether ... Read more >>

J Adolesc Health (The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine)
[2016, 59(6):662-667]

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The promise and the reality: a mental health workforce perspective on technology-enhanced youth mental health service delivery.

Simone Orlowski, Sharon Lawn, Ben Matthews, Anthony Venning, Kaisha Wyld, Gabrielle Jones, Megan Winsall, Gaston Antezana, Geoffrey Schrader, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

<h4>Background</h4>Digital technologies show promise for reversing poor engagement of youth (16-24 years) with mental health services. In particular, mobile and internet based applications with communication capabilities can augment face-to-face mental health service provision. The literature in this field, however, fails to adequately capture the perspectives of the youth mental health ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2016, 16(1):562]

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Service providers' experiences of using a telehealth network 12 months after digitisation of a large Australian rural mental health service.

Lareen Newman, Niranjan Bidargaddi, Geoffrey Schrader,

<h4>Background</h4>Despite evidence of benefits of telehealth networks in increasing access to, or providing, previously unavailable mental health services, care providers still prefer traditional approaches. For psychiatric assessment, digital technology can offer improvements over analog systems for the technical and, subsequently, the social quality of provider-client interaction. This is in turn ... Read more >>

Int J Med Inform (International journal of medical informatics)
[2016, 94:8-20]

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Mental Health Technologies: Designing With Consumers.

Simone Orlowski, Ben Matthews, Niranjan Bidargaddi, Gabrielle Jones, Sharon Lawn, Anthony Venning, Philippa Collin,

Despite growing interest in the promise of e-mental and well-being interventions, little supporting literature exists to guide their design and the evaluation of their effectiveness. Both participatory design (PD) and design thinking (DT) have emerged as approaches that hold significant potential for supporting design in this space. Each approach is ... Read more >>

JMIR Hum Factors (JMIR human factors)
[2016, 3(1):e4]

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Geography of primary mental health care through the Better Access initiative in South Australia 2006-2010.

Dean Carson, Niranjan Bidargaddi, Geoffrey Schrader, Stephen Allison, Gabrielle Margaret Jones, Tarun Bastiampillai, Jörg Strobel,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine how the rates of the use of particular face-to-face primary mental health care services changed in the first 4 years (2006-2010) of the Better Access initiative in both urban and rural regions of South Australia.<h4>Design</h4>Time-series analysis of the number of psychology session, psychiatry assessment and general practitioner care ... Read more >>

Aust J Rural Health (The Australian journal of rural health)
[2016, 24(3):188-192]

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Participatory Research as One Piece of the Puzzle: A Systematic Review of Consumer Involvement in Design of Technology-Based Youth Mental Health and Well-Being Interventions.

Simone Kate Orlowski, Sharon Lawn, Anthony Venning, Megan Winsall, Gabrielle M Jones, Kaisha Wyld, Raechel A Damarell, Gaston Antezana, Geoffrey Schrader, David Smith, Philippa Collin, Niranjan Bidargaddi,

<h4>Background</h4>Despite the potential of technology-based mental health interventions for young people, limited uptake and/or adherence is a significant challenge. It is thought that involving young people in the development and delivery of services designed for them leads to better engagement. Further research is required to understand the role of participatory ... Read more >>

JMIR Hum Factors (JMIR human factors)
[2015, 2(2):e12]

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Changes in monthly unemployment rates may predict changes in the number of psychiatric presentations to emergency services in South Australia.

Niranjan Bidargaddi, Tarun Bastiampillai, Geoffrey Schrader, Robert Adams, Cynthia Piantadosi, Jörg Strobel, Graeme Tucker, Stephen Allison,

<h4>Background</h4>To determine the extent to which variations in monthly Mental Health Emergency Department (MHED) presentations in South Australian Public Hospitals are associated with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly unemployment rates.<h4>Methods</h4>Times series modelling of relationships between monthly MHED presentations to South Australian Public Hospitals derived from the Integrated South ... Read more >>

BMC Emerg Med (BMC emergency medicine)
[2015, 15:16]

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Telephone-based low intensity therapy after crisis presentations to the emergency department is associated with improved outcomes.

Niranjan Bidargaddi, Tarun Bastiampillai, Stephen Allison, Gabrielle M Jones, Gareth Furber, Malcolm Battersby, David Richards,

<h4>Introduction</h4>In Australia there is an overwhelming need to provide effective treatment to patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) in mental health crisis. We adapted Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service model (IAPT) from the National Health Service (NHS) method for the large scale delivery of psychological therapies throughout the ... Read more >>

J Telemed Telecare (Journal of telemedicine and telecare)
[2015, 21(7):385-391]

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