The aim of the eHealth Unit is to help people to get better or to be better through digital health promotion and disease management programmes. Co-led by Elizabeth Murray and Fiona Stevenson, it is one of the foremost eHealth units internationally.
We research how to deliver non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as physiotherapy, psychological therapies and disease management, through online programmes and apps. We apply our digital expertise across the health care spectrum, working with conditions ranging from knee rehabilitation to Tourette’s syndrome.
Our research is patient and clinically led, which enables us to find solutions to address patient needs. We have a strong multidisciplinary focus and expertise across a wide range of research methods.
You can watch a short video on the work of the eHealth Unit below.
There are three main streams of work:
• Intervention - We develop and evaluate interventions for the public and patients.
• Evaluation and implementation – We work to translate interventions into clinical practice.
• Interactions – We focus on understanding interactions between health care professionals and patients.
In the future we aim to investigate the following areas:
• Digital divide and health inequalities
• Engagement, uptake and adherence
• Integration of digital health into patient journeys and clinical workflows