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DHI welcomes strategic partnership with the University of Strathclyde

Monday, July 4, 2016
Grace Arnell


DHI welcomes strategic partnership with the University of Strathclyde

''I am pleased to inform you that the University of Strathclyde has become the lead strategic partner of the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) alongside the Glasgow School of Art.

As you know, DHI is focused on supporting the emerging digital health and care sector in Scotland working with industry, Scotland's enterprise agencies, health, social care and third sector partners, as well as academic partners from fifteen of Scotland's nineteen higher education institutions. This move heralds the next exciting phase in the development of DHI. Strathclyde has an excellent reputation not only in teaching and research but also for its strong links with industry and the commercial sector. I believe the significant strengths and capabilities at Strathclyde will provide a strong support network for continued growth and transformation in the emerging global digital health and care sector here in Scotland.

I am grateful to Justene Ewing our CEO for overseeing the transition arrangements from the University of Edinburgh to Strathclyde as DHI's new academic host. Over the last three years, Justene has led the transformation of the DHI concept into the dynamic organisation it is today. Justene has decided that now DHI is well established and moving into its next development phase, it is time for her to pursue new challenges and have a strategic change in career direction.

Justene will continue to serve as CEO of the organisation until the end of August, to oversee the smooth transition of DHI into its new home. DHI's Board, working closely with its partners, will shortly begin the search for the organisation's next CEO and we are committed to ensuring a seamless transition.

We are looking forward to a fruitful relationship with Strathclyde over the coming years. In the meantime, on behalf of the board, I would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Justene for her strong leadership and many outstanding contributions to DHI.  Her vision, business acumen and leadership guided DHI to become, not only a recognised leader in the UK in this compelling, emerging market but also internationally. Justene has created a culture of excellence, dynamism and drive in the team and we thank her for putting DHI in an ideal position for continued growth and success.

I will communicate further with you as the transition beds in. However, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of the DHI team if you have any questions or comments.''

Professor George Crooks OBE