Digital technologies are changing the health landscape, with patients able to search for their symptoms online, and clinicians using virtual reality as part of treatment plans. Research in these areas is needed to keep up with changing technology and consumer and clinician behaviour.
Our researchers are working at the cutting-edge of this new field, expanding our understanding of how health and technology interact, and looking for ways in which we can use technology to improve health across different Australian contexts.
Researchers across many of our schools, disciplines and facilities are undertaking research in this field.
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Researchers at the Sydney Pharmacy School have collaborated with young people with asthma to design an app that helps them manage their condition. The app is designed to engage young people with asthma so they can develop effective self-management skills and strategies to manage their condition. The app is undergoing further development and testing.
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Our researchers are using mobile devices and health data to transform health and wellness, working across a wide variety of areas including cardiology and cancer.
We look at a range of eHealth applications including consumer-facing programs, to determine how we can develop sophisticated clinical decision support systems and link clinical performance with improvement and professional development using health data.
We were recently awarded the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre - a transformative $229 million (including in-kind contributions) investment to improve the health of Australians and advance the economy in a first-of-its-kind digital health partnership. In addition to researching the impact of eHealth on healthcare delivery, we are also working with state and federal governments to increase the capacity of the health workforce to operate in a fully digital healthcare system.
Learn more about research at the Sydney School of Health Sciences.