Digital Health Research Network


Healthcare as we’re currently delivering it is no longer sustainable.

With costs rising and demand increasing, our current health models are really no longer fit-for-purpose.

Digital health systems allow us to plan new ways to deliver care to more people, more efficiently.

Driving that change is the advent of electronic medical records and the ability to store information about consumers, in real time.

Health practitioners are looking to the university sector to help roll out these digital workflows across our complex healthcare system.

While we already have access to an ocean of digital data, the job of coordinating that data in an efficient and patient friendly manner brings healthcare into new and uncharted territory.

For example, one of the many challenges in creating coordinated digital systems is that it requires new partnerships between the medical community and an army of allied professionals such as software engineers, graphic designers, IT experts, ethicists and social scientists.

Like a marriage broker, The University of Queensland is pioneering new ways of bringing these diverse professional groups together to achieve the common goal of building new, coordinated digital health care systems.

The Global Change Institute established the Digital Health Research Network to help drive and coordinate the pioneering beginnings of a healthcare revolution that's set to happen whether we're ready or not.

2. Vision

A learning healthcare system to improve health outcomes

Imaging a smart health care system, where all data entered during an episode of patient care is reused to improve the care of subsequent consumers.

Digital healthcare vision