We are delighted and honoured to be partnering with international tennis superstar Andy Murray to highlight the potential of technology to provide more efficient and effective health and care services in the UK and across the world.
As a globally recognised Scot with an international perspective and an interest in digital health Andy Murray is our ideal ambassador.
Andy sees the opportunity in supporting DHI's aims of enabling dynamic and fast-paced transformation programmes for entrepreneurs to collaborate with the NHS in Scotland, third sector organisations, universities and citizens.
It's inspiring for all of us at DHI to have someone of Andy's profile and calibre committing to a partnership with us to promote digital health in Scotland, with all the potential benefits it can provide to the health and wellbeing of people at home and abroad.
Former world No.1 men's professional tennis player in the world, Andy is the current British No.1, 2016 and 2013 Wimbledon Champion, 2012 US Open Champion, Davis Cup holder and reigning Olympic Singles Champion.
Currently on 37 career titles, Andy is Great Britain's most successful tennis player of the Open era, the first Briton to reach 500 ATP match wins and his maiden grand slam title ended Great Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam champion. Only a few weeks after his after his second Wimbledon title he's also recently claimed his second successive Olympic gold.
Andy's well known in the tennis world for his focus on technology to help his on court performance - this includes his use of data from his matches to help analyse his game, and the creation of a bespoke web portal to collate information about his training and health to provide a holistic view for him and his team at any point throughout the year.
Off court, Andy has invested in a number of business start-ups in the UK, focusing on health and technology.
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My partnership with the Digital Health & Care Institute has come about because I am really interested in how digital technologies can improve health. I obviously have a personal interest in that area because anything that can improve my own health will only improve my performance on court. The work that DHI are doing is changing lives and solving some really important health and care challenges, at home and abroad, and I am proud to be supporting their work.