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The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI) is a leading centre for creative collaboration that focuses on improving the provision of health and care in Scotland. At The Innovation School’s campuses in Forres and Glasgow, the DHI uses design methodologies to develop innovative concepts to reimagine the future of digital across health and wellbeing.

DHI is one of seven Innovation Centres funded by the Scottish Funding Council, which support transformational collaboration between universities and businesses. Operated as a partnership between The Glasgow School of Art and The University of Strathclyde, DHI is uniquely placed to create opportunities to connect academics with designers, healthcare providers, SMEs, charities and other key stakeholders.

Researchers at The Innovation School work on developing new service models, delivery pathways and digital solutions that could change the way health & care is delivered in Scotland. The school’s excellence in teaching and delivering participatory design provides the foundation for a diverse portfolio of projects based on real-life experiences, each using co-design methodologies to identify opportunities for future improvement.

Diverse project focus

Researchers at the DHI work on a broad range of projects, including service and system redesign. Our digital focused projects examine topics such as next-generation asthma care and the role of artificial intelligence in improving future cancer support. The richness and diversity of the DHI’s work is underpinned by a rigorous future focus and an emphasis on co-design to ensure proposals respond to the specific needs of the end user.

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Academic input

DHI is embedded within The Innovation School to capitalise on its insight and expertise in person-centred design processes, sharing resources to support projects focused on digital health and care. Similarly, challenges emerging from DHI can directly inform teaching activity, offering students the opportunity to engage in and respond to real-life research activities.

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