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Grant Reilly


15th March 2021


DHI commission IHL to develop Business Case supporting careers in the digital health and care sector

The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI) has commissioned Interactive Health Ltd (IHL) to develop a Business Case for a National Campaign to raise the profile of the digital health and care sector as a career option, and to facilitate the creation of clearer, yet more flexible education pathways and opportunities to create a pipeline of talent leading to these jobs and careers.

IHL’s approach is to create the business case through a range of research, mapping, co-design, and consultation activities.

The lack of a suitably skilled workforce in Scotland to feed the digital health and care sector is a recognised factor in restricting its expansion, and the Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the urgent need for investment to increase workforce capacity in the sector.

Based in Inverness, IHL have developed a novel service model that combines an exceptional consultancy track record in the health sector with in-house software solutions for scaling.

They have a global vision to empower behavioural change catalysing and helping to build exceptional health and social care systems. Their team is led by Dr Silja Voolma, a behavioural scientist and practitioner with many years of experience in researching, designing, and advocating for digital health innovation. Silja has hands-on experience of innovating in digital health in the academic, start-up and government sectors, including leading the implementation of precision medicine into Estonia's national healthcare system and designing a tech talent attraction strategy for the Singaporean government.

The DHI are looking forward to collaborating with IHL, the digital health and care talent pipeline advisory group (DH&C TPAG) and other key partners representing the digital health and care sector in this exciting project.

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Interactive Health Ltd (IHL) Based in Inverness and working globally, IHL's vision is to empower behavioural change catalysing and helping to build exceptional health and social care systems. It uses a two-step process: i) software supported consultancy to deliver customised solutions followed by ii) implementation using its unique in-house software to empower behavioural change.

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