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A practice lab for patient-centred clinical innovation

Digital Health Zurich researches digital health solutions in the hospital context and implements them efficiently and with practical relevance. Core topics are Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROMs), remote monitoring, integrated care and related technologies as well as empowerment of patients and staff.

As a core project, we are developing a PROM platform that includes a digital PROM infrastructure and higher-level governance. This platform will be used to research new mobile technologies for the collection and analysis of patient data.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich coordinates the treatment of cancer patients at the University Hospital. In this collaboration, new procedures for the continuous observation of patients can be developed and treatment results evaluated using the latest data science methods. In exchange with Balgrist University Hospital, criteria for improving surgical results are being developed. Digital Health Zurich organises the research infrastructure and develops solutions and processes together with the clinics in a safe and secure framework with the aim of making them usable in clinical practice.

Together with clinics, industry partners and universities, a digital Zurich ecosystem is thus being established in the healthcare sector on a sustainable basis. By launching digital innovations that lead to sustainable improvements in medical care and healthcare, Zurich is positioned as a “Smart Health City”.