Thilo Schuler is a Radiation Oncology doctor in his final year of advanced training at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre. He is also undertaking a PhD at the Centre for Health Informatics located in the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University. His PhD supervisors are Prof Enrico Coiera, Prof Thomas Eade and A/Prof Blanca Gallego.
His research interests relate to Digital Health with a focus on patient-generated data and routine care translation. In particular he is interested in digitally-enhanced approaches in GU and palliative Radiation Oncology and more broadly in improving interdisciplinary support of cancer patients.
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PhD candidate in Clinical Informatics, ongoing
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Master of Health Informatics, 2009
Central Queensland University
University of Freiburg, Germany
Filter by data type involved or by the two main digital health translational programs.
- Patient-generated Data (PGD)
- Clinician-recorded Data (CRD)
- High-dimensional Data (HDD)
- Data-driven Routine Radiation Oncology Practice (jawDROP)
- Digitally-enabled Interdisciplinary Supportive Care in Oncology (DISCO)
Most projects built on the RACER digital health platform for care coordination and managment of PGD via electronic patient-reported outome (ePRO) surveys and wearable sensors.
In this project we are exploring longitudinal ePRO analysis methods and visualisation techniques that can capture ToxT and provide meaningful benefit to routine care treatment decisions, clinical research and shared decision making with our patients.
CASA is a pilot project to test the feasiblity of wearable sensor-triggered ecological momentary assessments and electronic patient-reported outcomes in a home-based palliative care setting. We collected data from patients and their primary caregivers.
This project aimed to establish more modern and patient-centred palliative radiotherapy (RT). It clinically implemented a simulation avoidance appraoch using standard image-guidance (IGRT) equipment and started routine collection of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) in this challenging patient group.
This collaborative project between the Radiation Oncology department at Northern Sydney Cancer Centre and the community support organisation Canteen developed and successfully implemented an ePRO-driven process to identify and offer referral to Canteen’s services (psychosocial support for families) and the Quitline service (smoking cessation).
Project to establish routinely collected electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) as a one key element underpinning innovations in care and clinical research of patients with prostate cancer referred to Northern Sydney Cancer Centre (NSCC) Radiation Oncology department.