In summer 2017, a new DHEZ space will open in the Phoenix Building on the University of Bradford’s City Campus. This £4.5m refurbishment project, led by DHEZ Academic, will create a research and innovation centre specialising in the application of new and emerging health technologies for health practice innovations for long-term health conditions.
It will house:
- optometry and physiotherapy services
- a digital diagnostic lab
- a health promotion and informatics unit
- a trials and evaluation unit
- a community pharmacy consultation unit
- business incubation units
- full size technology enabled house
- teaching space
Researchers and students from a range of disciplines will work alongside small businesses and entrepreneurs, health sector professionals and practitioners, as well as visiting members of the public. Local people can come along for the eye clinic or physiotherapy, maybe they’ll speak to community pharmacists and have their medicines reviewed, or perhaps join in a support group to help them manage their long term condition.
A technology enabled house and trials and evaluation unit within will allow researchers to develop new ideas, and help businesses to evaluate their innovations.
The building is designed to house all these things, and more besides. But like the Digital Exchange it’s really about how people from different areas can come together and innovate in digital health to make real change to people’s lives.