eHealth is an emerging field at the intersection of biomedical informatics, computer science, health communication, public health and health care delivery, where health services and information are delivered or enhanced through the internet and related technologies (for example, web- or mobile-based apps and wearables).
The eHealth Lab in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics serves as a collaborative incubator at the University of Florida for research related to leveraging these and other emerging technologies with evidence-based research and clinical practices to improve health and health care.
With diverse funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Institute of Aging, the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, the 1Florida Alzheimer Disease Research Center, and investigators across campus, the lab seeks to facilitate creative and critical thinking around data science, health care and mobile devices to improve the lives of patients and encourage better health care practices.
Jiang Bian, Ph.D., directs both the HOBI eHealth lab and the UF Health Cancer Center’s eHealth program. For more information about HOBI’s eHealth collaborators and current projects, click on the links below. To learn more about the Cancer Informatics and eHealth Shared Resources program, please visit here.