Francis Lau

Dr. Francis Lau is a professor in the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria. He is a PhD graduate in Applied Sciences in Medicine from the University of Alberta with specialization in medical informatics. He has a diverse background in business, computing and medical sciences, with 14 years of professional experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining the University of Victoria in 2001, he was an assistant professor in the Business School at the University of Alberta. He has led a number of large scale CIHR-funded initiatives including the Health Informatics Research Training Program, New Emerging Teams in Palliative and End-of-life Care, and Partnership in Health Systems Improvement. He was also the recipient of the eHealth Chair funded by CIHR/Infoway in 2008 – 2013 to establish an eHealth Observatory to monitor the impact of health information system deployment in Canada. Dr. Lau’s research areas are in health information system evaluation, health information standards, and primary care informatics. His current foci are in patient-oriented research, patient portals, health terminologies and health equity in EHRs.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Lau, please see UVic.