The Center for Digital Health, a partnership between Lifespan and Brown University, is an incubator for practical research, enabling the development of novel digital health science and tools focused on solving the real needs of patients, providers, and populations.
Under the direction of Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH, the center is focused on experiential education, innovation and collaboration that supports ethical, effective digital health development and deployment for the next generation of scientists, clinicians, and entrepreneurs. And it is a leader in the scaling for impact of these digital treatment modalities.
Our mission is to use the best of technology to seamlessly maximize health and eliminate health disparities, for both individual patients and larger populations, extending from the local to global communities.
What is Digital Health?
Digital health is transforming our delivery of acute and preventive care. The goal is to use technology to improve access to patients and increase the efficiency of health care delivery. As this field rapidly expands, it is critical for us to provide evidence that digital health tools are acceptable and effective, for both clinicians and patients, and particularly in the emergency care setting.
It is also important for us to provide expertise in the implementation of these tools, and training in their use in clinical care. Our vision is for digital health to be an evidence-based, effective and well-integrated tool for creating and restoring health.