The mission of the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health, established in 2019, is to improve health services and patient self-management through digital innovation. We solve complex real-world problems, generate evidence for changes to practice, and measure health outcomes that matter to patients.
We do this by bringing together researchers, businesses, educators, healthcare professionals, patients and the public. Our approach is hands-on: building an end-to-end pipeline for digital health innovations, including design, development, and technical and clinical evaluation, to facilitate implementation and adoption.
Our vision is connected health — digitally-enabled care to provide a seamless patient journey in which health workers and patients thrive.
Led by Professor Wendy Chapman, the Centre is a part of The University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, in partnership with Computing and Information Systems in the Melbourne School of Engineering.
HaBIC research is focused on why and how to describe, collect, store, assure, secure, share, integrate, analyse, visualise and mobilise health data, health information and health knowledge, in order to contribute to planning, problem-solving, decision-making, enquiry and learning in health
HaBIC encourages excellence in interdisciplinary and cross-faculty health informatics
HaBIC works in a variety of ways with a wide range of organisations, to improve the management of health data, information and knowledge for better health outcomes.