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Kuziemsky, Craig

Kuziemsky, Craig

University Research Chair in Healthcare Innovation
Full Professor
B.Sc. (University of Alberta), B.Com. (University of Alberta), Ph.D. (University of Victoria)
DMS 6116
613-562-5800 x 4792
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Research Areas
  • Development of New Approaches for Collaborative Healthcare Delivery
  • Health Management


A graduate in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Dr. Craig Kuziemsky joined the Telfer School of Management as Assistant Professor in June 2007. He also has undergraduate degrees in Medical Laboratory Science and Commerce from the University of Alberta. Craig teaches courses in the Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Master of Science Health Systems programs as well as at the undergraduate level.

Towards New Approaches for Healthcare Delivery

Healthcare delivery is becoming increasingly complex as it shifts from care provided by a single provider and setting to collaborative care provided by multiple providers across multiple settings. The fundamental challenge is that our existing healthcare system is not designed to support collaborative care delivery. Thus, we need new methodologies and models for representing collaboration and information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support it.

Research Interests

Craig's research is developing a novel methodological approach for integrating the diverse information flows and work processes of collaborative healthcare teams. This research will design ICTs to integrate the different healthcare providers who make complex decisions based on different levels of knowledge while they work at different locations.

Publications during the last 7 years


Borycki, E.M., Kushniruk, A.W., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Nøhr, C. Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Many Places, Many Users, Many Contexts, Many Uses. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press Inc., 2015.

Beuscart-Zéphir, M.C., Jaspers, M., Kuziemsky, C.E., Nøhr, C. and Aarts, J. Healthcare Policy. USA: Longwoods, 2013.

Borycki, E.M., Bartle-Clar, J.A., Househ, M.S., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Schraa, E.G. International Perspectives in Health Informatics. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press Inc., 2011.

Chapters in Books

Astaraky, D., Wilk, Sz. and Michalowski, W. Supporting an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team with a Multi-Agent System. In Cruz-Cunha M.M. and et al.. Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global Publishers, 2016.

Kuziemsky, C.E. A Model of Tradeoffs for Understanding Health Information Technology Implementation. In Botin, L., Bertelsen, P. and Nøhr, C.. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press, 2015.

Kuziemsky, C.E. A Multi-Tiered Perspective on Healthcare Operability. In Silicia, M.A. and Balazote, P.. Interoperability in Healthcare Information Systems: Standards, Management, and Technology. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global Publishers, 2013.

Papers in Refereed Journals

O'Sullivan, D., Wilk, Sz., Kuziemsky, C.E., Michalowski, W., Farion, K. and Kukawka, B. 2016. Is There a Consensus When Physicians Evaluate the Relevance of Retrieved Systematic Reviews?. Methods of Information in Medicine, 4;55(3): 292-298.

Wilk, Sz., Kezadri-Hamiaz, M., Rosu, D., Kuziemsky, C.E., Michalowski, W., Amyot, D. and Carrier, M. 2016. Using Semantic Components to Represent Dynamics of an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team in a Multi-agent Decision Support System. Journal of Medical Systems, 40(2): 42.

Nichol, K., Stacey, D., Kuziemsky, C.E., Gifford, W. and Mackenzie, S. 2016. Knowledge Tools for Cancer Treatment-Related Symptom Management by Home Care Nurses: A Mixed Methods Study. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 28(1): 18-27.

Kuziemsky, C.E. 2016. Decision Making in Healthcare as a Complex Adaptive System. Healthcare Management Forum, 29(1): 4-7.

Stacey, D., Green, E., Ballantyne, B., Tarasuk, J., Skrutkowski, M., Carley, M., Chapman, K., Kuziemsky, C.E., Kolari, E., Sabo, B., Saucier, A., Shaw, T., Tardif, L., Truant, T., Cummings, G. and Howell, D. 2016. Implementation of symptom protocols for nurses providing telephone-based cancer symptom management: A comparative case study. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.

Rashotte, J., Varpio, L., Day, K., Kuziemsky, C.E., Parush, A., Elliott-Miller, P., King, J.W. and Roffey, T. 2016. Mapping Communication Spaces: The Development and Use of a Tool for Analyzing the Impact of EHRs on Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 93: 2-13.

Kuziemsky, C.E. and Peyton, L. 2016. A Framework for Understanding Process Interoperability and Health Information Technology. Health Policy and Technology, 5(2): 196-203.

Nichol, K., Stacey, D., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Gifford, W. 2016. Cancer symptom management in the home: A scoping review. The Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 261(1): 1-7.

Mitchell, J.I., Izadshenas, S.A. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2015. Governance Standards: A Roadmap for Increasing Safety at Care Transitions. Healthcare Management Forum, 28(1): 28-33.

Hall, P., Casimiro, L., Kuziemsky, C.E., O'Connor, M.C. and Varpio, L. 2015. Enhancing teamwork in healthcare: an observational case study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29(1): 55-61.

Kuziemsky, C.E. and O'Sullivan, T.L. 2015. A Model for Common Ground Development to Support Collaborative Healthcare Settings. Social Science and Medicine, 128, March:231-238.

Adams, M.B., Kaplan, B., Sobko, H., Kuziemsky, C.E., Ravvaz, K. and Koppel, R. 2015. Learning from Our Colleagues about HIT Implementation: Lessons from a Medical Informatics Listserv. Journal of Medical Systems, 39(1): 157:1-6.

Peyton, L., Baarah, A.H., Chamney, A., Bindra, J. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2015. A Bounded Health Information Technology System Design Approach to Support Community Based Care Delivery. International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing, 5(1): 32-45.

O'Sullivan, T.L., Corneil, W., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Toal-Sullivan, D. 2015. Use of the Structured Interview Matrix to Enhance Community Resilience Through Collaboration and Inclusive Engagement. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 32(6): 616-628.

Varpio, L., Day, K., Elliott-Miller, P., Kuziemsky, C.E., King, J.W., Parush, A., Roffey, T. and Rashotte, J. 2015. The Impact of Adopting EHRs: How Losing Connectivity Effects Clinical Reasoning. Medical Education, 49(5): 476-486.

Archambault, P.M., Turgeon, A.F., Witteman, H.O., Lauzier, F., Moore, L., Lamontagne, F., Horsley, T., Gagnon, M.P., Droit, A., Weiss, M., Tremblay, S., Lachaine, J., Le Sage, N., Émond, M., Berthelot, S., Plaisance, A., Lapointe, J., Razek, T., van de Belt, T.H., Brand, K.P., Kuziemsky, C.E., Bérubé, M., Clément, J., Grajales Iii, F.J., Eysenbach, G., Friedman, D., Lang, E., Muscedere, J., Rizoli, S., Roberts, D.J., Scales, D.C., Sinuff, T., Stelfox, H.T., Gagnon, I., Chabot, C., Grenier, R. and Légaré, F. 2015. Implementation and Evaluation of a Wiki Involving Multiple Stakeholders Including Patients in the Promotion of Best Practices in Trauma Care: The WikiTrauma Interrupted Time Series Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(1).

Varpio, L., Rashotte, J., Day, K., Kuziemsky, C.E., King, J.W. and Parush, A. 2015. The EHR and Building the Patient's Story: A Qualitative Investigation of How EHR Use Obstructs a Vital Clinical Activity. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 84(1019): 1028.

Eikey, E.V., Reddy, M.C. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2015. Examining the role of collaboration in studies of health information technologies in biomedical informatics: A systematic review of 25 years of research. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 57: 263-277.

Borycki, E.M., Cummings, E., Dexheimer, J.W., Gong, Y., Kennebeck, S., Kushniruk, A.W., Kuziemsky, C.E., Saranto, K., Weber, J. and Takeda, H. 2015. Patient-Centred Coordinated Care in Times of Emerging Diseases and Epidemics. Contribution of the IMIA Working Group on Patient Safety. Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 13;10(1): 207-215.

Liyanage, H., Correa A., Liaw S.T., Kuziemsky, C.E., Terry, A.L. and de Lusignan, S. 2015. Does Informatics Enable or Inhibit the Delivery of Patient-centred, Coordinated, and Quality-assured Care: a Delphi Study. A Contribution of the IMIA Primary Health Care Informatics Working Group. Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 13;10(1): 22-29.

Kuziemsky, C.E. 2015. A Review of Social and Organizational Issues in Health Information Technology. Healthcare Informatics Research, 21(3): 152-161.

Izadshenas, S.A., Raahemi, B., Tekieh, M.H. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2014. Identifying High-cost Patients using Data Mining Techniques and a Small Set of Non-trivial Attributes. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 53(1): 9-18.

Foshay, N. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2014. Towards an Implementation Framework for Business Intelligence in Healthcare . International Journal of Information Management, 34(1): 20-27.

Liaw, S.T., Taggart, J., Yu, H., de Lusignan, S., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Hayen, A. 2014. Integrating electronic health record information to support integrated care: a focused ontological approach. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 52: 364-372.

Varpio, L., Bidlake, E.E., Hall, P., Casimiro, L., Kuziemsky, C.E., Brajtman, L. and Humphrey-Murto, S. 2014. Resident Experiences of Informal Education: How Often, From Whom, About What & How. Medical Education, 48(12): 1220-1234.

Archambault, P.M., van de Belt, T.H., Brand, K.P., Plaisance, A., Kuziemsky, C.E., Faber, M.J., Gagnon, M.P., Turgeon, A.F., Aubin, K., Poitras, J., Horsley, T., Lapointe, J., Witteman, W., Lachaine, J. and Légaré, F. 2014. Collaborative writing applications in healthcare: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11): 1465-1858.

O'Sullivan, T.L., Kuziemsky, C.E., Corneil, W., Lemyre, L. and Franco, Z. 2014. The EnRiCH Community Resilience Framework for High-Risk Populations. PLOS Currents Disasters, (1): 15 pages.

Kuziemsky, C.E., Monkman, H., Petersen, C., Weber, J., Borycki, E.M., Adams, S. and Collins, S. 2014. Big Data in Healthcare - Defining the Digital Persona through User Contexts from the Micro to the Macro. Contribution of the IMIA Organizational and Social Issues WG. Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 15;9(1): 82-89.

Liyanage, H., de Lusignan, S., Liaw, S.T., Kuziemsky, C.E., Mold, F., Krause, P., Fleming, D. and Jones, S. 2014. Big Data Usage Patterns in the Health Care Domain: A Use Case Driven Approach Applied to the Assessment of Vaccination Benefits and Risks. Contribution of the IMIA Primary Healthcare Working Group.. Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 15;9(1): 27-35.

Mata, P., Baarah, A.H., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Peyton, L. 2014. An Application Meta-model for Community Care. Procedia Computer Science, 37: 462-472.

Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, W., O'Sullivan, D., Farion, K., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Sayyad-Shirabad, J. 2013. A Task-based Support Architecture for Developing Point-of-Care Decision Support Systems for the Emergency Department. Methods of Information in Medicine, 52(1): 18-32.

O'Sullivan, T.L., Kuziemsky, C.E., Toal-Sullivan, D. and Corneil, W. 2013. Unraveling the Complexities of Disaster Management: A Framework for Social Infrastructure to Promote Population Health and Resilience. Social Science and Medicine, 93: 238-246.

Goh, S.C., Chan, C. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2013. Teamwork, Organizational Learning, Patient Safety and Job Outcomes. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 26(5): 420-432.

Coiera, E., Collins, S. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2013. A Unified Model of Patient Safety (or 'who froze my cheese?'). BMJ, (online) 347:f7273.

Archambault, P.M., van de Belt, T.H., Grajales Iii, F.J. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2013. Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Health Care. Journal of Medical Internet Research, Oct 8: 15(10): e210.

Liyanage, H., Liaw, S.T., Kuziemsky, C.E., Terry, A.L., Jones, S., Soler, J.K. and de Lusignan, S. 2013. The Evidence-base for Using Ontologies and Semantic Integration Methodologies to Support Integrated Chronic Disease Management in Primary and Ambulatory Care: Realist Review. Contribution of the IMIA Primary Health Care Informatics WG. Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 8(1): 147-54.

Sadeghi, P., Benyoucef, M. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2012. A Mashup Based Framework for Multi-Level Healthcare Interoperability. Information Systems Frontiers, 14(1): 57-72.

Hamel, C., Benyoucef, M. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2012. Determinants of Participation in an Inuit Online Community of Practice. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 10: 41-54.

Mouttham, A., Kuziemsky, C.E., Langayan, D., Peyton, L. and Pereira, J. 2012. Interoperable Support for Collaborative, Mobile, and Accessible Health Care. Information Systems Frontiers, 14(1): 73-85.

Varpio, L., Kuziemsky, C.E., MacDonald, C. and King, J.W. 2012. Effect of in-Hospital Pediatric Monitor Alarms on Nursing Workflow. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(4): 210-217.

Kuziemsky, C.E., Jewers, H., Appleby, B., Foshay, N., MacCaull, W., Miller, K. and MacDonald, M. 2012. Information Technology and Hospice Palliative Care: Social, Cultural, Ethical and Technical Implications in a Rural Setting. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 37 (1): 37-50.

Archambault, P.M., van de Belt, T.H., Grajales Iii, F.J., Eysenbach, G., Aubin, K., Gold, I., Gagnon, M.P. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2012. Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Health Care: A Scoping Review Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 1(1): e1.

Andreev, P., Michalowski, W., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Hadjiyannakis, S. 2012. ActCPG Framework to Learn about Information User Requirements of a Clinical Practice Guideline. Health Policy and Technology, 1(3): 165-172.

Stacey, D., Bakker, D., Ballantyne, B., Chapman, K., Cumminger, J., Green, E., Harrison, M.B., Howell, D., Kuziemsky, C.E., MacKenzie, T.J., Sabo, B., Skrutkowski, M., Syme, A. and Whynot, A. 2012. Managing Symptoms during Cancer Treatments: Evaluating the Implementation of Evidence-Informed Remote Support Protocols. Implementation Science, 7(1): Art. No. 110.

Varpio, L., Kuziemsky, C.E., MacDonald, C. and King, J.W. 2012. The Helpful or Hindering Effects of In-Hospital Patient Monitor Alarms on Nurses: A Qualitative Analysis. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(4): 2010-217.

Wu, R.C., Lo, V., Rossos, P. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2012. Improving Hospital Care and Collaborative Communications for the 21st Century: Key Recommendations for General Internal Medicine. Interactive Journal of Medical Research, 1(2): e9, 10 pages.

Benyoucef, M., Kuziemsky, C.E., Afrasiabi Rad, A. and Elsabbahi, A. 2011. Modeling Healthcare Processes as Service Orchestrations and Choreographies. Business Process Management Journal, 17(4): 568-597.

Purkis, M.E., Borycki, E.M., Kuziemsky, C.E., Black, F.M., Cloutier-Fisher, D., Fox, L.A., Mackenzie, P., Syme, A. and Tschanz, C. 2011. Extending the Team Component of the Latimer Ethical Decision-Making Model for Palliative Care. Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 3: 41-52.

Kuziemsky, C.E. and Varpio, L. 2011. A Model of Awareness to Enhance Our Understanding of Interprofessional Collaborative Care Delivery and Health Information System Design to Support It. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 80(8): e150-e160.

Williams, J. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2011. Institutional Liability in the E-Health Era. Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, 9(2).

Kuziemsky, C.E. and Lau, F. 2010. A Four Stage Approach for Ontology-Based Health Information System Design. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 50(3): 133-148.

Lau, F., Kuziemsky, C.E., Price, M. and Gardner, J. 2010. A Review on Systematic Reviews of Health Information System Studies. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 17(6): 637-645.

Eze, B., Kuziemsky, C.E., Peyton, L., Middleton, G. and Mouttham, A. 2010. Policy-based Data Integration for e-Health Monitoring Processes in a B2B Environment: Experiences from Canada . Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 5(1): 56-70.

Maida, V., Ennis, M., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Corban, J. 2010. Wounds and Survival in Non-Cancer Patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 13(4): 453-459.

Kirk, I., Kirk, P., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Wager, L. 2010. Perspectives of Vancouver Island Hospice Palliative Care Team Members on Barriers to Communication at the End of Life: A preliminary Study. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 12(1): 51-58.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2014-2019 NSERC - DG Engineering Computer-based Contextual Models for Collaborative Teamwork R C PI $ 100,000
2013-2015 MITACS and IBM An Integrated Approach using Process Models and Business Analytics for Efficient Delivery of Patient Care R O Co-I $ 120,000
2013 School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) A Study of the CTU Bullet Rounds Process R I PI $ 5,600
2011-2012 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Identifying Communication Precursors to Medical Error in a Complex In-Patient: A Palliative Sedation Therapy Case Study R I PI $ 1,975
2011-2012 CIHR Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Health Care: A Scoping Review R C Co-I $ 49,491
2009-2014 NSERC - DG A Methodological Approach for Modeling Interdisciplinary Teams R C PI $ 115,000
2009-2013 Canadian CBRNE Research Technology Initiative (CRTI) Enhancing Resilience among High Risk Population to Maximize Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery R G Co-I $ 1,922,250
2009-2010 Telfer School of Management (4A SSHRC Program) The Impact of Teamwork and Organizational Learning on Patient Safety Culture and Employee Job Outcomes R I Co-I $ 4,000
2009-2010 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) A Model of Continuity of Care in the Context of Women's Mental Health R I PI $ 2,572

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator