Healthcare systems worldwide are striving for the ‘quadruple aim’ of better population health and reducing inequalities, improved experience of care, healthcare team well-being (including that of carers) and lower system costs.
Many technological solutions exist to support this ambition. However, health and care systems are not making the most of the technological revolution, due to a range of architectural, evidential and cultural challenges.
A particular strength of the Centre of Health Technology is that it brings together a team with expertise not just across a range of technologies but in the barriers to digital transformation in health and social care.
Our work is split over three research themes
Digital health technologies
A wide range of digital health technologies can prevent ill-health, promote well-being and support the delivery of health and social care.
From remote monitoring of health conditions and patient self-care management to supporting lifestyle behaviour change and managing appointments.
Digital transformation at the system level
Looking to a digital future with improved health outcomes, increased efficiency, and ultimately reduced health-care expenditure.
The old normal: our future health
The Centre for Health Technology brings together researchers with over 30 years of evidence-based research experience in health and technology. Together, they work to enable innovative healthcare solutions that reduce the pressure on services, support healthy ageing in our communities and stimulate an economy of wellbeing that benefits all.
- Project stakeholders discuss latest developments in health technology 28 April 2023
- University develops app that analyses social network data to address loneliness 5 April 2023
- Project explores potential for digital technologies to create inclusion and opportunities in Devon and Cornwall 20 February 2023
- Research explores if artificial intelligence can support safer prescribing for people with intellectual disabilities and epilepsy 19 January 2023
- Researchers to update app that identifies serious sickness in young babies 3 November 2022
Contact our team
Professor Sheena Asthana
Director of Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research
Professor Ray Jones MBE
Professor of Health Informatics
Professor Shang-Ming Zhou
Professor of e-Health
Ms Rose Wilmot
Media and Administrative Officer