The Carolina Digital Health Research Initiative (CaDHRI) promotes innovative use of digital health solutions to solve pressing patient-centered health problems.

Digital Health Expertise
CaDHRI provides UNC researchers with digital health devices, offers consultation on the use of digital health in healthcare research, and hosts workshops & seminars to promote a deeper understanding of digital health among faculty, students, and health providers on campus.

Innovation and Connections
CaDHRI builds exposure to digital health, galvanizes a network of digital health expertise on campus, and sparks new innovations in healthcare by serving as the foundation for exploration in digital health research.

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What is Digital Health?

For the purposes of CaDHRI, we define digital health as including mHealth (mobile health applications), wearable devices, wireless health, sensors, digital medical devices, connected health solutions, and self-tracking systems. Digital health is closely connected to personalized medicine, e-patients (electronically engaged patients), the use of personal health records, electronic medical records, big data in healthcare, and gamification.

See Paul Sonnier’s Digital Health Definition