Who we are

UQ has an extensive and multidisciplinary presence in digital health research and implementation. Our Digital Health Research Network brings together experts in clinical, technological, business and economic domains to accelerate the digital transformation in care delivery and people's health.

With a reputation for research excellence with proven success in health innovation, UQ is well equipped to deliver impactful research together with industry and academic partners.

Our vision

  • Quadruple Aim – an overarching goal for healthcare transformation into a learning healthcare system.
  • It is widely accepted as a compass to optimise health system performance. ​
  • The Quadruple Aim is to improve patient experience, improve clinician experience, improve population health and reduce costs. ​
  • Our vision is a digitally enabled learning healthcare system, where all data entered during an episode of patient care is reused to improve the care of subsequent consumers. ​

Our strategy

Horizon one – Digital Foundations​

Better access to information​, decision support, establish clinical governance

Horizon two​ – Data analytics​

Data to improve quality and efficiency of care​, increasing reliability​ reducing variation

Horizon three – Innovation & New Models of Care​

Analytics for quality improvement​, personalised medicine​, predictive and prescriptive analytics


Network members

Working under the leadership of Associate Professor Clair Sullivan, the program includes the following.

A/Prof. Clair Sullivan

A/Professor Clair Sullivan
Centre for Health Services Research
Digital Health


The team is located at Level 6, Oral Health Centre, Herston Qld

Digital Health Grand Rounds

The Queensland Digital Health Grand Round Series is the leading digital health educational series in the state. Hosted by UQ and the Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), leaders in emerging digital innovations present monthly/quarterly. Clinicians, academics and system leaders are welcome from across Queensland to learn about digital innovation and its translation into benefits for clinical care and patient outcomes.

Digital Health Journal Club

The Queensland Digital Health Journal Club showcases the latest developments in digital healthcare through emerging international, national and local research. It is a shared learning environment for digital health to ensure contemporary and evidence-based thought, understanding and practice. The Journal Club is jointly hosted by the Queensland Digital Academy, UQ and MNHHS. The club meets on the second Wednesday of each month between 12.00 noon and 12.45 pm. More information here. To join and for general enquiries, please contact QDA@health.qld.gov.au


Global Change Institute, Innovation Broker: Dr Laura G. Carrascosa.