Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

About Us

Introducing the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre is a national resource, funded by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council.

We are a collaboration between the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde with a focus on innovation in digital health and care to help the people of Scotland live longer, healthier lives while providing sustainable and inclusive growth for our economy.

This activity includes attracting inward investment and trade missions with Scottish businesses.

We collaborate, co-design and transform great ideas into real solutions that have benefits to the system and Scotland’s citizens. We have a number of key assets open to our partners including our Demonstrator and Simulation Environment, which includes access to open architecture to quickly prove data integration, this can often lead to the opportunity to gain access to a variety of Real-World Environments and living lab testbeds.

We work extensively with the Scottish Government, NHS, Local Government, Academic Institutions, Commercial organisations (SMEs through to Enterprise-level organisations) and our Citizens, who are at the heart of what we do and why we do it. This approach has led to the development, adoption and scale of projects like The Scottish Capsule Programme (SCOTCAP)

We have a proven track record on the delivery of next-generation digital services focussed on empowering citizens to make better health and wellbeing choices, accessing services on their own terms and delivering more of their own care. 

Having built a cloud-based ICT architecture learning from best in class round the world, our Demonstration and Simulation environment, based on a data exchange and a personal data store we can safely and effectively blend citizen-generated data with formal health and care data and allow the data to flow securely in a fully consented manner into either the hospital EHRs or GP systems and data to flow from there into the citizens own data store.

DHI assets contributed to the overall architecture for Scotland's Covid19 Test & Protect system, as well as several of the current health and care service remobilisation initiatives. Learn more about our response to Covid-19.

We provide a range of services to increase individual and organisation readiness to harness digital innovation for impactful results.

If you're interested in learning more or collaborating with us we encourage you to Join Our Network and share your interests so we can align you with the best opportunities within our digital health and care sector.

Useful Information

DHI Exchange Brochure

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Digital Health & Care - Scotland proposition (2021)

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