What is digital health?

What is digital health?

Digital health is the delivery of health services using digital technologies and applications including artificial intelligence (AI), mobile and wearable devices and robotics and includes terms such as ehealth, mhealth and telemedicine. Digital health is crucial to health service modernisation and sustainability. It has the potential to reshape existing health services, making them safer, more efficient, flexible, responsive, personalised and sustainable. Digital health provides consumers and clinicians with new tools to support self-management, clinical diagnosis and care and new ways of collaboratively engaging with and navigating healthcare services.

Who we are

Who we are

The CRE in Digital Health is a national research centre which brings together the major Australian centres of health informatics research. Working with healthcare data, artificial intelligence (AI) tools and techniques and together with our partners, collaborators and front-line healthcare providers, the CRE in Digital Health addresses key issues to drive the development of a fully integrated and digitally enabled Australian healthcare system. With the support of the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, we are tackling the challenges that impede the creation of safe, efficient and effective digital health services for clinicians and consumers.

Our research

Our research

The CRE in Digital Health research programs address critical evidence gaps in policy and practice that limit our national capacity to exploit digital technologies in healthcare. Research programs focus on three areas: Safety and Quality; Advanced Clinical Analytics; and Consumers. Our programs bring existing teams, datasets, investments and platforms into new alliances. We founded the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAAiH) and we provide an Australasian Fellowship by Training Program to develop the health informatics workforce. We deliver evidence-based recommendations to government, health services, consumers, clinicians and industry and engage end-user partners in our research.

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