Chris Ryan

Research Overview

The Digital Health group at St Vincent's Hospital develops, integrates and evaluates software applications to support clinical research and evidence-based clinical decision making. We establish, support and promote digital health interventions that provide practical outcomes for patients, researchers, clinicians and educators.

We have worked with partners at The Universities of Melbourne and Sydney and public and private health services to successfully implement a range of software-driven projects to enhance clinical and research activities. This includes applications such as automating chronic disease risk calculations, electronic decision support for dislipidemia diagnosis and management and patient reported outcome measurement for clinical trials.

The Digital Health Group acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, learn and work, and pays respect to their Elders past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


  • Software development (mobile, web and desktop applications)
  • Auditing and integration of digital health technologies
  • Healthcare data integration
  • Telehealth and Tele-surveys

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Mr Chris Ryan
Digital Health Lead | +61 425 798 098‬ |

Ms Hilary Richardson
Digital Health Software Developer | +61 433 359 742 |


Research Publications

Atkinson-Briggs S, Jenkins A, Keech A, Ryan C, Brazionis L. A model of culturally-informed integrated diabetes education and eye screening in indigenous primary care services and specialist diabetes clinics: Study protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2021. DOI: 10.1111/jan.14734

Quinn N, Yang F, Ryan C, Bursell SE, Keech A, Atkinson-Briggs S, Jenkins A, Brazionis L. Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy and Reduced Vision among Indigenous Australians in Top End Primary Care Health Services: a TEAMSnet Sub-study. Internal Medicine Journal 2020. DOI: 10.1111/imj.14971

Quinn N, Jenkins A, Ryan C, Januszewski A, Peto T, Brazionis L. Imaging the eye and its relevance to diabetes care. Journal of Diabetes Investigation 2020. DOI: 10.1111/jdi.13462

Xu D, Jenkins A, Ryan C, Keech A, Brown A, Boffa J, O'Dea K, Bursell SE, Brazionis L. Health-related behaviours in a remote Indigenous population with Type 2 diabetes: a Central Australian primary care survey in the Telehealth Eye and Associated Medical Services Network [TEAMSnet] project. Diabetic Medicine 2019. DOI: 10.1111/dme.14099

Atkinson-Briggs S, Jenkins A, Keech A, Ryan C, Brazionis L. Integrating diabetic retinopathy screening within diabetes education services in Australia's diabetes and indigenous primary care clinics. Internal Medicine Journal 2019. DOI: 10.1111/imj.14309

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