Dr Edward Meinert
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Dr Edward Meinert

Associate Professor of eHealth

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Dr Edward Meinert is Associate Professor of eHealth at the University of Plymouth. Dr Meinert's research focuses on the use of digital technology in healthcare, including apps, wearables, computational agents and clinical artificial intelligence. He has extensive professional experience in the design and implementation of complex information systems across several business verticals and prior to his appointment, was Sir David Cooksey Fellow in Healthcare Translation at the University of Oxford.

Qualifications

Master of Arts (MA), University of Cambridge

Master of Arts (MA) by incorporation, University of Oxford

Master of Science (MSc) in Software Engineering, University of Oxford

Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Oxford

Master of Public Administration (MPA), London School of Economics and Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Professional membership

Chartered Engineering (CEng), Engineering Council 

European Engineer (EUR ING), European Federation of National Engineering Associations

Fellow, British Computer Society

Roles on external bodies

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Key publications

Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Knight P, Wells G & de Pennington N 2018 'Weighing benefits and risks in aspects of security, privacy and adoption of technology in a value-based healthcare system' BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 18, (1) , DOI
van Velthoven MH, Wyatt JC, Meinert E, Brindley D & Wells G 2018 'How standards and user involvement can improve app quality: A lifecycle approach' International Journal of Medical Informatics 118, 54-57 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Foley KA, Brindley D & Car J 2019 'Examining Cost Measurements in Production and Delivery of Three Case Studies Using E-Learning for Applied Health Sciences: Cross-Case Synthesis' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (6) e13574-e13574 , DOI
O'Donoghue O, Vazirani AA, Brindley D & Meinert E 2019 'Design Choices and Trade-Offs in Health Care Blockchain Implementations: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (5) e12426-e12426 , DOI
Vazirani AA, O’Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E 2020 'Blockchain vehicles for efficient Medical Record management' npj Digital Medicine 3, (1) , DOI
Vazirani AA, O'Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E 2019 'Implementing Blockchains for Efficient Health Care: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (2) e12439-e12439 , DOI
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Teaching interests

APP758 Advanced concepts in research

  • Digital Health evaluation

APP753 Dissertation

  • Critical thinking 
  • Writing the literature review

FutureLearn 

The impact of climate change on public health

Data science for healthcare: using real world evidence

Health and data analytics

In addition to his formal teaching, Dr Meinert lecturers on data science (real world evidence) and software engineering (requirements engineering, software development management).

Research interests

Dr Edward Meinert is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in the implementation of complex information systems. Dr Meinert's research is centred on the software engineering and evaluation of digital technology in healthcare. His primary research interests include clinical artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and digital health, with a primary aim to enhance population health insight. He is particularly interested in applications to novel regulatory and therapeutic contexts, such as adaptive and long-term trials focused on preventive medicine, where there are significant opportunities to derive insight from improved data analytics and where standards are emerging.

The use of health information technologies (HITs) has been associated with positive benefits, such as improved health outcomes and enhanced health services. Results from empirical studies report potential benefits of HITs in preventive medicine measures such as primary prevention. While there are significant efforts underway to establish frameworks to manage digital services, there is much work required to determine how these technologies can be used to improve health outcomes sustainably. Dr Meinert aims to develop evidence to inform improvement in the design of technologies and to influence policy to promote adoption of systems which achieve positive health impact.

Other research

  • Ethics
  • Technology & Innovation Strategy

Grants & contracts

Dr Meinert has been awarded over £3.1M in research funding including:

  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) | Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award: Autonomous Telemedicine - Cataract Surgery Follow-up at Two NHS Trusts
  • Health Education England: Feasibility study of the "NoObesity" Digital Health App
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Digital Activity Line 
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Data Science for Healthcare - Using Real World Evidence
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE): Small scale, 'experimental' innovation in learning and teaching award
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Climate Change and it's impact on Public Health
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Educating administrative healthcare staff to engage with young patients
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Data Science for Healthcare
  • NHS Sustainable Improvement Team: Improvement: Improvement FUNdamentals MOOC Evaluation

Key publications

Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Knight P, Wells G & de Pennington N 2018 'Weighing benefits and risks in aspects of security, privacy and adoption of technology in a value-based healthcare system' BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 18, (1) , DOI
van Velthoven MH, Wyatt JC, Meinert E, Brindley D & Wells G 2018 'How standards and user involvement can improve app quality: A lifecycle approach' International Journal of Medical Informatics 118, 54-57 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Foley KA, Brindley D & Car J 2019 'Examining Cost Measurements in Production and Delivery of Three Case Studies Using E-Learning for Applied Health Sciences: Cross-Case Synthesis' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (6) e13574-e13574 , DOI
O'Donoghue O, Vazirani AA, Brindley D & Meinert E 2019 'Design Choices and Trade-Offs in Health Care Blockchain Implementations: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (5) e12426-e12426 , DOI
Vazirani AA, O’Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E 2020 'Blockchain vehicles for efficient Medical Record management' npj Digital Medicine 3, (1) , DOI
Vazirani AA, O'Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E 2019 'Implementing Blockchains for Efficient Health Care: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (2) e12439-e12439 , DOI

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Meinert E, Rahman E, Potter A, Lawrence W & Van Velthoven M 2020 'Acceptability and Usability of the Mobile Digital Health App NoObesity for Families and Health Care Professionals: Protocol for a Feasibility Study' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (7) e18068-e18068 , DOI
de Cock C, van Velthoven M, Milne-Ives M, Mooney M & Meinert E 2020 'Use of Apps to Promote Childhood Vaccination: Systematic Review' JMIR mHealth and uHealth 8, (5) e17371-e17371 , DOI
Milne-Ives M, de Cock C, Lim E, Shehadeh M, de Pennington N, Mole G & Meinert E 2020 'The effectiveness of artificial intelligence conversational agents in healthcare: a systematic review' Journal of Medical Internet Research , DOI PEARL
Meinert E, Milne-Ives M, Surodina S & Lam C 2020 'Agile Requirements Engineering and Software Planning for a Digital Health Platform to Engage the Effects of Isolation Caused by Social Distancing: Case Study' JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 6, (2) e19297-e19297 , DOI
Milne-Ives M, van Velthoven MH & Meinert E 2020 'Mobile apps for real-world evidence in health care' Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 27, (6) 976-980 , DOI
Alturkistani A, Lam C, Foley K, Stenfors T, Blum ER, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E 2020 'Massive Open Online Course Evaluation Methods: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 22, (4) e13851-e13851 , DOI
Lam C, van Velthoven MH & Meinert E 2020 'Application of Internet of Things in Cell-Based Therapy Delivery: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (3) e16935-e16935 , DOI
Lam C, Milne-Ives M, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E 2020 'Internet of Things–Enabled Technologies for Weight Management in Children and Adolescents: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (3) e16930-e16930 , DOI
Milne-Ives M, Lam C, De Cock C, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E 2020 'Mobile Apps for Health Behavior Change in Physical Activity, Diet, Drug and Alcohol Use, and Mental Health: Systematic Review' JMIR mHealth and uHealth 8, (3) e17046-e17046 , DOI
van Velthoven MH, Lam C, de Cock C, Stenfors T, Chaudhury H & Meinert E 2020 'Development of an Innovative Real-World Evidence Registry for the Herpes Simplex Virus: Case Study' JMIR Dermatology 3, (1) e16933-e16933 , DOI
Fawcett E, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E 2020 'Long-Term Weight Management Using Wearable Technology in Overweight and Obese Adults: Systematic Review' JMIR mHealth and uHealth 8, (3) e13461-e13461 , DOI
de Cock C, Milne-Ives M, van Velthoven MH, Alturkistani A, Lam C & Meinert E 2020 'Effectiveness of Conversational Agents (Virtual Assistants) in Health Care: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (3) e16934-e16934 , DOI
Van Velthoven MH, Milne-Ives M, de Cock C, Mooney M & Meinert E 2020 'Use of Apps to Promote Childhood Vaccination: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (2) e16929-e16929 , DOI
Milne-Ives M, Lam C, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E 2020 'Mobile Apps for Health Behavior Change: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (1) e16931-e16931 , DOI
Lam C, van Velthoven MH, Chaudhury H & Meinert E 2020 'Teaching Real-World Evidence: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (1) e16941-e16941 , DOI
Hu R, van Velthoven MH & Meinert E 2020 'Perspectives of People Who Are Overweight and Obese on Using Wearable Technology for Weight Management: Systematic Review' JMIR mHealth and uHealth 8, (1) e12651-e12651 , DOI
Vazirani AA, O’Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E 2020 'Blockchain vehicles for efficient Medical Record management' npj Digital Medicine 3, (1) , DOI
Surodina S, Lam C, de Cock C, van Velthoven M, Milne-Ives M & Meinert E 2019 'Engineering Requirements of a Herpes Simplex Virus Patient Registry: Discovery Phase of a Real-World Evidence Platform to Advance Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine' Biomedicines 7, (4) 100-100 , DOI
Meinert E, Lam C & van Velthoven M 2019 'Developing a blockchain-based supply chain system for advanced therapies: study protocol' JMIR Research Protocols , DOI PEARL
Lam C, Meinert E, Halioua-Haubold C-L, Carter A, Yang A, Brindley D & Cui Z 2019 'Systematic review protocol: an assessment of the post-approval challenges of autologous CAR-T therapy delivery' BMJ Open 9, (7) e026172-e026172 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Foley KA, Brindley D & Car J 2019 'Examining Cost Measurements in Production and Delivery of Three Case Studies Using E-Learning for Applied Health Sciences: Cross-Case Synthesis' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (6) e13574-e13574 , DOI
Carter AR, Meinert E & Brindley DA 2019 'Biotechnology Governance 2.0: A Proposal for Minimum Standards in Biotechnology Corporate Governance' Rejuvenation Research 22, (3) 254-260 , DOI
Arshad Z, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Lam C, Foley K & Meinert E 2019 'Tools for the Diagnosis of Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2: Systematic Review of Studies Published Between 2012 and 2018' JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 5, (2) e14216-e14216 , DOI
O'Donoghue O, Vazirani AA, Brindley D & Meinert E 2019 'Design Choices and Trade-Offs in Health Care Blockchain Implementations: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (5) e12426-e12426 , DOI
Alturkistani A, Majeed A, Car J, Brindley D, Wells G & Meinert E 2019 'Data Collection Approaches to Enable Evaluation of a Massive Open Online Course About Data Science for Continuing Education in Health Care: Case Study' JMIR Medical Education 5, (1) e10982-e10982 , DOI
Foley K, Alturkistani A, Carter A, Stenfors T, Blum E, Car J, Majeed A, Brindley D & Meinert E 2019 'Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Evaluation Methods: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 8, (3) e12087-e12087 , DOI
Vazirani AA, O'Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E 2019 'Implementing Blockchains for Efficient Health Care: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (2) e12439-e12439 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Foley KA, Osama T, Car J, Majeed A, Van Velthoven M, Wells G & Brindley D 2019 'Blockchain Implementation in Health Care: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 8, (2) e10994-e10994 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Osama T, Halioua-Haubold C-L, Car J, Majeed A, Wells G, MacLaren RE & Brindley D 2019 'Digital Technology in Somatic and Gene Therapy Trials of Pediatric Patients With Ocular Diseases: Protocol for a Scoping Review' JMIR Research Protocols 8, (2) e10705-e10705 , DOI
Lam C, Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Carter AR, Karp J, Yang A, Brindley D & Cui Z 2018 'Decision Support Tools for Regenerative Medicine: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 20, (12) e12448-e12448 , DOI
Meinert E, Van Velthoven M, Brindley D, Alturkistani A, Foley K, Rees S, Wells G & de Pennington N 2018 'The Internet of Things in Health Care in Oxford: Protocol for Proof-of-Concept Projects' JMIR Research Protocols 7, (12) e12077-e12077 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Knight P, Wells G & de Pennington N 2018 'Weighing benefits and risks in aspects of security, privacy and adoption of technology in a value-based healthcare system' BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 18, (1) , DOI
van Velthoven MH, Wyatt JC, Meinert E, Brindley D & Wells G 2018 'How standards and user involvement can improve app quality: A lifecycle approach' International Journal of Medical Informatics 118, 54-57 , DOI
Alturkistani A, Majeed A, Car J, Brindley D, Wells G & Meinert E 2018 'Health information technology uses for primary prevention in preventive medicine: a scoping review protocol' BMJ Open 8, (9) e023428-e023428 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Car J, Carter A, Wells G & Brindley D 2018 'Real-world evidence for postgraduate students and professionals in healthcare: protocol for the design of a blended massive open online course' BMJ Open 8, (9) e025196-e025196 , DOI
Carter AR, Meinert E & Brindley DA 2018 'Data and Corporate Governance in Pharma and Digital Health: A Necessary Regulatory Convergence' Rejuvenation Research 21, (4) 291-293 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Carter A, Wells G & Car J 2018 'Protocol for a mixed-methods evaluation of a massive open online course on real world evidence' BMJ Open 8, (8) e025188-e025188 , DOI
Osama T, Brindley D, Majeed A, Murray KA, Shah H, Toumazos M, Van Velthoven M, Car J, Wells G & Meinert E 2018 'Teaching the relationship between health and climate change: a systematic scoping review protocol' BMJ Open 8, (5) e020330-e020330 , DOI
Lam C, Meinert E, Yang A & Zhanfeng C 0 'Comparison between centralised and decentralised supply chain of autologous CAR-T therapies: a UK case study based on discrete event simulation' Cytotherapy PEARL
Chapters
Lam C, Meinert E, Yang A, Brindley B & Cui Z 2019 'Decisions in the development lifecycle of cell and gene therapies' Second-Generation Cell and Gene-Based Therapies Biological Advances, Clinical Outcomes, and Strategies for Capitalization Academic Press
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Luo D, Foley K, Lam C, Carter A, Seyfried D, Car J & Brindley D 2019 'Current Status and Future Direction of Companion Diagnostics' Companion and Complementary Diagnostics Elsevier 455-472 , DOI
Conference Papers
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Murray KA, Sabatier P & Car J 2019 'A CASE STUDY EXAMINING THE COST MEASUREMENTS IN PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY OF A MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC) FOR TEACHING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE' International Conference on e-Learning 2019 IADIS Press , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Knight P, Wells G & Pennington ND 2018 'The technological imperative for value-based health care' Mark Allen Group 328-332 , DOI
Alturkistani A, Car J, Majeed A, Brindley D, Wells G & Meinert E 2018 'Determining the effectiveness of a massive open online course in data science for health' 27-34
Banks C & Meinert E 2016 'The acceptability of mooc certificates in the workplace' 215-218

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