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Learning from Successful and Failed Research in Digital Health: Opportunities for Collaboration versus Duplication
Date: 11 May 2023 Time: 3.00pm to 4.00pm
Speaker: Emily Seto is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto, and a Professional Engineer of Ontario. She co-leads the Health Systems AI and the Health Informatics Research emphases of the Health Services Research programs at IHPME. She is a codirector of the International Centre for Translational Digital Health. She is also a research scientist at the Centre for Digital Therapeutics and at the Techna Institute, University Health Network. Emily has over 20 years of expertise in research and implementation in the fields of bioengineering and health informatics.
Her research interests include mHealth, telehomecare, user-centred design processes, women’s health, implementation science, and tools to enable patient self-care and improved clinical management especially for those with complex chronic conditions. In particular, one of her main research interests is exploring how technology-enabled chronic disease management programs can be integrated into healthcare delivery models to support patients with multiple chronic conditions.
About the event: Emily will present on her research on remote patient management facilitated by a smartphone-based platform named Medly. Results from various clinical trials ranging from randomized controlled trials to pragmatic observational trials will be presented. The lessons learned from the “successful” and “failed” studies, and Medly’s journey to becoming used as standard of care will be discussed.
How this work has led to Emily’s focus on implementation science and translational research related to digital health, will be discussed. Finally, the International Centre for Translational Digital (founded through the Universities of Toronto, Manchester, and Melbourne) which aims to promote international collaboration for research and training, will be introduced.
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