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Digital Health and Care

In the developed world, healthcare is becoming central and lies at the heart of  the digital economy. Populations are growing, life expectancy is increasing, technology is advancing and medical science is rapidly advancing.

This presents a challenge to modern societies in terms of how to make  healthcare systems  more efficient, effective and sustainable whilst working with in the constraints of national economic budgets .

Digital technologies allied to new and more innovative ways of  working may be seen as  a solution to provide  high quality health outcomes  within  financial constraints. This heralds a new research  agenda and set of challenges for multidisciplinary teams of researchers working across, business, technology , health and engineering disciplines.This research pillar, as part of the  Digital Business research cluster focuses on complex problems  related to the integration of  health and social care.  Socio technical , systems thinking, and modelling  approaches  are being utilised to help  analyse, define, develop and implement new strategies  for integrating health and  social care organisations with a particular focus on the adoption , implementation and adoption of new  digital technologies and information systems.

Professors David Wainwright and Teresa Waring , and their  research team, have over 40 years of combined experience in  working with health care organisations  (Hospitals,  GPs/Doctors,  Councils) to help define  integrated solutions for more effective healthcare delivery. This has  resulted in  the  production of a significant body  of knowledge disseminated through  internationally excellent publications and practitioner reports.

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To find out more, get in touch with the leads for this research theme Professor David Wainwright and Professor Teresa Waring.

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