Welcome to the Centre
The International Centre for Translational Digital Health is a joint collaboration between the University of Toronto, the University of Manchester and the University of Melbourne. The mission of the Centre is to advance the field of Digital Health in Canada, the UK, and Australia through the development, implementation, and translation of new technologies, policies, and service delivery models. The Centre brings together experts from a broad range of disciplines from each institution to share and develop knowledge, engage in collaborative activity, and leverage each other’s distinct national research environments. Its impact is the creation and commercialization of new technologies, the translation of theory into more effective public policy, and the strengthening of health services delivery.
The Centre offers numerous opportunities to support and promote members, create collaborations, and provide value to industry partners:
- Joint Canada-UK-Australia research projects
- Funding opportunities
- Researcher and industry network exchange
- Lectures, workshops, and symposia
A unique global partnership
Three cities and three universities perfectly positioned to impact digital health technologies.
The Centre is part of a larger collaboration between the Universities of Toronto, Manchester and Melbourne, with each university bringing unique expertise and experience. The Centre is supported by the Office of the Vice-President, International (OVPI), the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester and by the Faculty of Medicine Denistry and Health Sciences, the School of Computing and Information Systems, and the Centre for the Digital transformation of Health at the University of Melbourne.
This partnership allows the Centre to build upon shared experiences and expertise in public health systems and digital health technologies between three world-leaders in healthcare delivery innovation. The similarities of our cities allow for immediate cross-pollination of ideas and implementation.
|Population||Urban, highly diverse, substantial health inequalities||Urban, highly diverse, substantial health inequalities||Urban, highly diverse, substantial health inequalities|
|Healthcare System||Universal, publicly funded by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)||Universal, publicly funded by the National Health Service (NHS)||Combination of Universal, publicly funded, and private|
|Health Databases||Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)||Greater Manchester Care Record|
|Academic/Hospital Networks||Toronto Academic Health Science Network||Manchester Academic Health Science Centre||Melbourne Academic Health Centre for Health (MACH)|
|Data Science/AI Institutes||Vector Institute||Alan Turing Institute|
|Healthcare Innovation Institutes||MaRS Discovery District, digital health evaluation centres||Health Innovation Manchester, Manchester Science Partnerships||Centre for Digital Transformation of Health|
The Centre is lead by digital health, health policy, and engineering experts from the Universities of Toronto, Manchester and Melbourne.