Creating better health - our digital health knowhow
Why digital health?
Digital health solutions free up resources and help healthcare professionals to focus on what really matters - using expertise to care for patients and provide them the best care possible.
At the University of Oulu, we combine expertise from the fields of technology, medicine, and economy to develop research based future solutions for real life health and wellbeing needs and challenges. Join us in the creation of future digital health!
DigiHealth research themes
DigiHealth is a strategic profiling theme of the University of Oulu. We develop and validate novel digital technologies for data-driven health applications. With our strong expertise in medicine, wireless solutions, big data analytics and business we can respond to bottlenecks in health care and services. This is done through a wider uptake of eHealth solutions and via their interoperability and cost-efficiency.
DigiHealth includes Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, and Oulu Business School. There are over 30 principal investigators linked to these disciplines.
Need help with finding the right partners for your digital health project, learning about the peculiarities of using health data, or assessing the effectiveness or suitability of your solution? We are here to help you! Check what services and resources we already have to support in your RDI actions.
These services are produced by DigiHealth Hub project (funded by European Regional Development Fund).
Guides and tools
Practical tools to help you in utilizing health data and assessing the effectiveness of digital healthcare services/solutions.
Digi-HTA Criteria Tool
Digi-HTA is a criteria tool for assessing digital healthcare services' (eg. mobile apps, AI solutions, and robotics) suitability for use in healthcare.
Health Data Guide
This guide provides practical information on healthcare data and analytics for researchers and companies alike.
Health Data Assessment
A checklist for assessing the quality, quantity, and usability of the (health) data for research and business
Practical tips and lessons learned
For health data related research, development, and innovation projects
Partnerships and networks
In collaboration with DigiHealth Hub, DigiHealth research teams, OuluHealth ecosystem, and University Innovation Center, enriched with the wide RDI networks, we can help you in identifying right partners and forms of collaborations - whether you are outreaching in to or out of Oulu.
Two doctoral student positions are open in a project where Artificial Intelligence tools and Natural Language Processing modules are developed for Healthcare applications.
In the same project, also one 4-year position for a postdoctoral researcher.
Professor Simo Saarakkala
Phone: +358 294486002
Coordinator Tuire Salonurmi
Phone: +358 294486003
Mobile: +358 503098986