Our NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Digital Technology to Transform Chronic Disease Outcomes aims to transform Australia’s digital health ecosystem.
We leverage the ubiquitous availability of smart devices and digital technology to improve the health and wellbeing of the population, particularly those with different chronic conditions. We develop and validate new research methods and paradigms to advance the new field of digital population health and to create digitally-enabled health consumers, practitioners and researchers. We also develop a new digital health research workforce.
The CRE is funded by the NHMRC (2020-2024). Our research program aims to optimise user experience, improve integration and produce safety guidelines for interactive digital technologies – mobile applications, chatbots, and wearable devices – in order to increase the impact and widespread use of technology to reduce the personal, societal and economic costs associated with chronic diseases.
Our program aims to create a national research capability in this emerging field of digital population health research and to generate evidence and methods that will significantly improve chronic disease outcomes in Australia and globally now, and into the future.
Digital technologies have the potential to significantly enhance the delivery of health care and lessen the burden of chronic disease.
Our research helps turn this potential into reality, with a focus on the optimisation, integration and scale-up of digital health solutions.
Our contribution aids the uptake and deployment of new technologies, transforming the way health care is delivered and ultimately transforming patients lives.
Sustainable digital solutions.
Our Chief Investigators lead a team of experts, research fellows and PhD students delivering effective and sustainable digital health solutions to the community.
Our work includes refining existing solutions, dynamic evaluations and effective use of data.
Through training programs we are fostering the next generation of experts, and our active participation in the research community contributes to improving chronic disease prevention and management.
We refine existing digital health solutions to help make healthcare more accessible and efficient.
By advancing industry practices, we enable practitioners to focus on administering treatment and supporting patient journeys.
Our commitment to research excellence and dedicated training programs mean we can significantly improve healthcare, now and into the future.