Dialog and Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka to establish ‘Digital Health Innovation Laboratory’
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider partnered with Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL), to establish a ‘Digital Health Innovation Laboratory’, the first of its kind in the country, to incubate innovative digital solutions for the healthcare sector.
The primary goal of the proposed laboratory is the development of new technology based “digital” products and services in healthcare to uplift the living standards across communities through research, development and commercialisation of its output. The secondary objectives include, providing a Centre of Excellence and an Innovation Hub to promote digital health solutions and the professional development of medical and engineering disciplines with regards to digital health, through the promotion and sharing of knowledge, technology know-how and experience; while removing barriers for collaboration between academia and the private sector, and streamlining policy and healthcare sector innovations in the process.
Some of the research areas and emerging technologies that will be explored by the laboratory will include Internet of Medical Things, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Point of Care Biomarker Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Blockchain in the context of new product development for the healthcare sector of Sr Lanka. As such the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka, the professional organization of the health and medical informaticians will bring in the medical expertise, while Dialog Axiata PLC, the leading technological enabler in the country, will power the proposed research laboratory with its advanced technological capabilities.
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