Dr Boyle is the Director of the Research Information Technology Unit (R2). Since 2006 Dr Boyle has been researching, developing and implementing systems for the ethical acquisition of record-linkable data for audit, research and health surveillance.
Consent management, security and privacy-protecting record linkage are key components and research areas. The software systems (GRHANITETM) are now responsible for the largest collections of record-linkable primary care data ever accumulated in Australia. Prior to emigrating from Scotland in 2006, Dr Boyle worked in a similar capacity to develop and implement technologies for wide-scale data acquisition. His system SCI-DC Network is internationally recognised and is playing a continuing key role in the support of population-based diabetes health service provision across Scotland.Contribution to Research:• Access to primary care data in a systematic, record-linkable manner has been almost impossible in Australia. CI Boyle’s contribution to research is as an enabler of research by providing access to such data for the first time ever. With increasing access to primary care data, research in this field is predicted to advance markedly in the coming years. This shall provide evidence and techniques to support effective primary and secondary prevention strategies, decrease hospital admission rates, improve health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs.• GRHANITETM and research utilizing GRHANITETM is providing evidence to support changing strategies for Sexually Transmitted Infection strategies and health surveillance.• GRHANITETM is utilized in the Human Variome Australia Node project and is linking Phenotypic data to Genotypic data for international research• GRHANITETM is utilized by BioGrid Australia and supports numerous record linkage research projects in Australia.Collaborations:• Collaborator and AI on the Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia (MAGDA) NHMRC Partnership Project, Deakin, Flinders, Melbourne Universities. DoH Victoria, SA Health, Diabetes Australia, Diabetes SA, Diabetes Victoria.• Collaborator on the Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance of STI’s and BBV’s with funding support via the Commonwealth Department of Health, NSW Health, DoH Victoria and the Northern Territory Department of Health and ACT Health.• Technology provider and consultant to NPS MedicineWise• Further collaboration in research projects with the Burnet Institute, The Kirby Institute UNSW, UNSW Primary Health Care Unit, The University of Adelaide, La Trobe University and The University of Melbourne, Population Health.
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Improving a Secondary Use Health Data Warehouse: Proposing a Multi-Level Data Quality Fram..
Cre In Interactive Digital Technology To Transform Australia’S Chronic Disease Outcomes
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Improving a Secondary Use Health Data Warehouse: Proposing a Multi-Level Data Quality Framework
Sandra Henley-Smith, Douglas Boyle, Kathleen Gray
Journal article | 2019 | eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)
Background: Data quality frameworks within information technology and recently within health care have evolved considerably since ..
How do general practitioners access guidelines and utilise electronic medical records to make clinical decisions on antibiotic use? Results from an Australian qualitative study
Ruby Biezen, Cassandra Roberts, Kirsty Buising, Karin Thursky, Douglas Boyle, Phyllis Lau, Malcolm Clark, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
Journal article | 2019 | BMJ Open
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore how general practitioners (GPs) access and use both guidelines and electronic medical recor..
Pathology Laboratory Surveillance in the Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood-Borne Viruses: Protocol for a Cohort Study
Caroline van Gemert, Rebecca Guy, Mark Stoove, Wayne Dimech, Carol El-Hayek, Jason Asselin, Grad Dip, Clarissa Moreira, Long Nguyen, Denton Callander, Douglas Boyle, Basil Donovan, Margaret Hellard
Journal article | 2019 | JMIR Research Protocols
GooD4Mum: A general practice-based quality improvement collaborative for diabetes prevention in women with previous gestational diabetes
SL O'Reilly, JA Dunbar, JD Best, V Versace, D Ford, A Young, S Shih, R Bills, W Shepherdley, ED Janus, Rob Carter, Jeremy Oats, Timothy Skinner, Micheal Ackland, Paddy Phillips, Alison Nankervis, Greg Johnson, John Catford, Bill Jeffries, John Rasa, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | Primary Care Diabetes
Gathering data for decisions: best practice use of primary care electronic records for research
Rachel Canaway, Douglas IR Boyle, Jo-Anne E Manski-Nankervis, Jessica Bell, Jane S Hocking, Ken Clarke, Malcolm Clark, Jane M Gunn, Jon D Emery
Journal article | 2019 | Medical Journal of Australia
Summary In Australia, there is limited use of primary health care data for research and for data linkage between health care sett..
Utilising a Data Capture Tool to Populate a Cardiac Rehabilitation Registry: A Feasibility Study.
Emma Thomas, Sherry L Grace, Douglas Boyle, Robyn Gallagher, Lis Neubeck, Nicholas Cox, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Sandra Henley-Smith, Dominique A Cadilhac, Adrienne O'Neil
Journal article | 2019 | Heart, Lung and Circulation
BACKGROUND: Clinical registries are effective for monitoring clinical practice, yet manual data collection can limit their impleme..
Monitoring the Control of Sexually Transmissible Infections and Blood-Borne Viruses: Protocol for the Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance (ACCESS)
Denton Callander, Clarissa Moreira, Carol El-Hayek, Jason Asselin, Caroline van Gemert, Lucy Watchirs Smith, Nguyen Long, Wayne Dimech, Douglas IR Boyle, Basil Donovan, Mark Stoove, Margaret Hellard, Rebecca Guy
Journal article | 2018 | JMIR Research Protocols
Results of the first recorded evaluation of a national gestational diabetes mellitus register: Challenges in screening, registration, and follow-up for diabetes risk
Douglas IR Boyle, Vincent L Versace, James A Dunbar, Wendy Scheil, Edward Janus, Jeremy JN Oats, Timothy Skinner, Sophy Shih, Sharleen O'Reilly, Ken Sikaris, Liza Kelsall, Paddy A Phillips, James D Best
Journal article | 2018 | PLOS ONE
Reattendance and chlamydia retesting rates at 12 months among young people attending Australian general practice clinics 2007-10: a longitudinal study
Emma R Weaver, Anna L Bowring, Rebecca Guy, Caroline van Gemert, Jane S Hocking, Douglas I Boyle, Tony Merritt, Clare Heal, Phyllis M Lau, Basil Donovan, Margaret E Hellard
Journal article | 2014 | Sexual Health
Chlamydia testing and retesting patterns at family planning clinics in Australia
Anna L Bowring, Jane L Goller, Maelenn Gouillou, Caroline Harvey, Deborah Bateson, Kathleen McNamee, Christine Read, Douglas Boyle, Lynne Jordan, Robyn Wardle, Anne Stephens, Basil Donovan, Rebecca Guy, Margaret Hellard
Journal article | 2013 | Sexual Health
Chlamydia sentinel surveillance in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services finds higher testing and positivity rates among younger people
Jane L Goller, James Ward, Mark Saunders, Sophie Couzos, John Kaldor, Margaret A Hellard
Journal article | 2012 | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Using web technology to support population-based diabetes care.
Scott Cunningham, Ritchie McAlpine, Graham Leese, Geraldine Brennan, Frank Sullivan, Alan Connacher, Annalu Waller, Douglas Ir Boyle, Stephen Greene, Elaine Wilson, Alistair Emslie-Smith, Andrew D Morris
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
BACKGROUND: Managed clinical networks have been used to coordinate chronic disease management across geographical regions in the U..
Evaluating privacy-preserving record linkage within a public health surveillance system that uses anonymous records (Preprint)
Long Nguyen, Mark Stoove, Douglas Boyle, Denton Callander, Hamish McManus, Jason Asselin, Rebecca Guy, Basil Donovan, Margaret Hellard, Carol El-Hayek
BACKGROUND The Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance (ACCESS) has been e..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FACHI - Fellow of the Australian College of Health Informatics
Rural Health Research/ Informatics Res
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Member, Health Informatics Society Of Australia (Hisa)
Health Informatics Society of Australia
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Dundee
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies & Microsystems
University of Abertay Dundee
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
University of Dundee