It is widely recognized that digital health (or eHealth) technologies have the potential to transform and revolutionize the delivery of health care. But these innovations are often difficult to develop and scale, and adopting them can affect the nature and structure of care delivery. To address such challenges, we need a deeper understanding of what technologies work, for whom and under which circumstances.
As Canada Research Chair in Implementing Digital Health Innovation, Dr. Carolyn Steele Gray is studying the impact of new digital health technologies and the factors that drive their adoption. She and her research team are trying to better understand the factors that influence technology implementation. They are also creating tools and frameworks to inform implementation and advancing innovative research methods to study these complex systems. By partnering with patients, communities and system leaders, they will ensure their research leads to the knowledge and tools we need to address pressing health system challenges.