Digital Health was approved by the PHRI Executive Committee as an area for focus earlier this year. As digital health possesses potential to harness patient-centric design, exponential increase in computing power, and more widely available and accessible use of devices, it is the hope of the executive that initial investment in ideas with potential will help to grow digital health as a new ‘mega area’ of study.
A key step in growing digital health is releasing a call for innovative digital health proposals, attached. The intent of this call is to support innovative and strategically important research in Digital Health, at the pilot level, leading to opportunities for external funding and programmatic growth. Researchers at PHRI, McMaster and HHS are eligible to apply.
1. To ensure relevance to PHRI, applicants who are external to PHRI must secure a Co-PI who is a PHRI investigator or scientist.
2. For approved projects, all data management functions will occur at PHRI. This includes database develop and setup, collection, handling, and analysis.
Sponsor Deadline: October 9, 2017 by 4 p.m.