Revolutionizing the existing healthcare system is a world challenge of top priority, given its growing complexity. Recent advent in health informatics, started with the wide adoption of electronic health records (eHR), aims to achieve more efficient and value-added healthcare services, as well as better decision support on healthcare policy making.
Centre for Health Informatics (formerly Centre for e-Transformation Technology Research (CTTR)), leverages the research capacity and synergy established since 2003 at the Department of Computer Science to promote scientific research and application development in the context of Advanced Health Informatics, by means of achieving the following key objectives:
The research team led by Prof. Joseph Ng from the Computer Science Department of Hong Kong Baptist University together with members from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University has received a research grant of $3.6 Millions through the Central Allocation 2005-06 exercise of the Research Grants Council (RGC) to set up a Research Centre for Ubiquitous Computing -普適計算研究中心 in Hong Kong.
"Ubiquitous Computing" means the processing of any data at any time and anywhere through any network using any device. In order to realize ubiquitous computing, the research centre will focus on the research areas like location-aware computing, mobile data management, RFID/sensor networks, middleware/software development. The research centre aims not only at excelling in the research field, but also turning its research results into products and services which would benefit the industry and the society at large. For more information about the Research Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, please contact Prof. Joseph Ng at