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College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Flinders Uni


Understanding knowledge, awareness and attitudes towards digital health from a care perspective

This research project aims to understand the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes towards digital health. Surveys and workshops with health professionals and researchers will inform future interventions to enhance capacity of nurses and allied health professionals in transforming healthcare through a meaningful use of technologies.

PhD program

The CIT scholarship program focuses on projects which seek to deliver meaningful outcomes to clinical practice, individuals, communities and health systems through digital health technologies / health informatics.


1. Using natural language processing to improve the estimation of individual patient care trajectories in clinician-led nurse-delivered outpatient clinics. This project aims to design and implement a prototype based on machine learning to predict patients’ trajectory.


2. Use of digital technologies to build social networks and reduce social isolation in older people living in rural areas. Strengthening social networks and reducing loneliness in older adults living in rural areas through development of online social media competencies is the aim of this project.


Please contact us if you’re interested in studying within our PhD program.




A look at the evidence

Implementation of Digital Health interventions must rely on evidence of safety, effectiveness, value to individuals – clients, health providers and managers - and to the health system. We also need evidence on how digital opportunities can be properly coordinated within the system.


In this space, we will highlight existing evidence on various types of use of technologies in health.


Systematic reviews identifying aspects of Electronic Health Records
(140kb PDF)


Research gaps in Digital Health

Research plays a key role in making value of ‘Digital Health’ as a tool to provide meaningful outcomes in health. Identifying gaps in the evidence allows researchers to target areas of need and seek significant impact of technologies on consumers’ lives, communities, health professionals and the health system. This space will be dedicated to highlighting areas where digital opportunities could help to fill gaps in health through research.


Care Informatics and Technologies project - Knowledge gaps in Digital Health  (891kb PDF)




 Page updated 23 December 2019