The development of connected health is not making the progress it should, said Brian Caulfield of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin. The funding aims to help early-stage researchers understand and address the disconnect.
Caulfield’s group is one of 18 in an international consortium formed to tackle this failure to connect in a project called Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support System (CHESS).
Caulfield raised his concerns in a statement issued on 11 August, the day the funding was announced. The project was described as a connected health PhD training programme.
Connected health uses technology to provide the best personalised healthcare in the most efficient way possible.