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Scotland’s new Digital Health & Care Institute unveiled

Monday, October 28, 2013
Grace Arnell

Today, Scotland’s pioneering Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) was officially launched in Edinburgh to an audience of leading figures in the global healthcare sector and multi-national technology companies.

The DHI, a collaborative partnership between public and private organisations, brings together the country’s leading health and care operators and engages technology businesses across Europe, the United States and Asia to speed up research and development in order to produce innovative new technologies that will transform the quality of people’s lives and help Scotland become an exporter of world-leading products and services.

The event was attended by John Connaghan, Acting Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General for Health and Social Care for the Scottish Government and Graeme Dixon, Director-General Enterprise, Environment & Digital, as well as representatives of international companies such as Samsung Electronics, IBM, Philips, Deutsch Telekom Celesio, Continua Health Alliance and Lockheed Martin in addition to Scottish based organisations and businesses.

The delegates were given an insight into the DHI’s innovation model and shown examples of products and services already in the development pipeline, including award-winning video software company Seetok Limited and the pilot which is soon to roll out a secure way for mothers to connect with their babies in neonatal intensive care units being produced.