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Introduction

Teams across WMS look at the use of technology in healthcare, how it impacts on the experience of receiving and delivering health care, ethical and social dilemmas arising from its use and its impact on health outcomes.

teaching

Warwick Centre for Global Health

Remote Consulting is when patients consult with healthcare workers about a health issue using some form of digital communication, e.g. a mobile phone or tablet. Remote consulting has potential to improve access to quality healthcare, particularly for communities with minimal access to services or living in low resource settings. We work with colleagues in low- and middle- income countries to develop training for health workers using remote consulting and to assess the impact of remote consulting on healthcare delivery. Find out more.

 

ethics

Medicine, Ethics and Society

Artificial Intelligence including machine learning and natural language processing are transforming the delivery of healthcare. Our research is concerned with the experience and impact of these technologies on healthcare and society. Professor Griffiths co-leads the Data Ethics Group at The Alan Turing Institute.

Digital sensors for screening, diagnosis and management of health conditions are changing how, when and who can access biomedical measurement. We are collaborating on research to develop an at home monitoring test for osteoporosis which could be undertaken every few months to monitor response to lifestyle and medication change. We work with the engineers to bring the user and societal perspective to the research.

apc

Academic Primary Care

Digital primary healthcare in the UK
We focus on digitally-supported pathways for the access and delivery of primary care in the UK such as remote consultation, decision support software and digital platforms. We conduct research that informs the development, promotion and commissioning of such tools.

Supporting the wellbeing of carers
We have developed and are evaluating the Care Companion, an online platform to support the resilience and well-being of family carers.