Oxford Institute of Digital Health
Connected health for better health
This dynamic, interdisciplinary hub for digital health research and teaching addresses critical challenges and identifies solutions harnessing innovations to improve health and health care.
The rapid development of digital technologies is a catalyst for a fundamental shift in both how we live, and how we manage our health. The digital transformation of health systems has the potential to deliver leaner, greener, and more person-centered services.
The Oxford Institute of Digital Health is a forward thinking, interdisciplinary, and collaborative hub across academia, industry, health systems, and government agencies to ensure maximum social impact through the shaping of the future of health and health care.
It will harness digital technologies to provide solutions to some of the biggest health challenges for individuals and populations. To create an enduring legacy, the Institute will:
• unite disciplines and sectors to harness digital technology to tackle the health challenges of the twenty-first century;
• provide international leadership in this vital area for the future of health systems;
• develop much needed global capacity through a training pipeline of Master’s and Doctoral students; and
• undertake world-leading research using innovative methods with national and international collaborators.
In the first five years the Institute will focus on transforming primary care and public health in areas where health disparities are most pressing. Based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, it will leverage considerable expertise in data science and artificial intelligence, an outstanding track record in the development and evaluation of digital health technology, and leading work investigating the social and ethical aspects of health care to improve patient care and experience across areas such as cardiovascular diseases, mental health, and work with marginalised populations.
Our vision is for digital health to enable those at most risk of illness to be identified and treated earlier and given the tools to manage their health and care better.
Richard Hobbs, Head of Department
HOW YOU CAN HELP – GIVING TO THE OXFORD INSTITUTE OF DIGITAL HEALTH
We are seeking partners who share our vision in shaping the future of global health care and who will support the work of this ground-breaking Institute.
We offer a range of philanthropic opportunities.