Digital Health

The Digital Business Institute focuses on cutting-edge trends in Digital Health, a multi-disciplinary field that brings together experts in medicine, science, engineering, public health, health economics, and data management. Through rigorous research, corporate partnerships, conferences, and executive education, we seek to be a hub of information for this ever-evolving field.

Current topics of interest include:
• Digital transformation and innovation in the healthcare industry
• Emerging and leading frontiers in digital health
• The efficacy of tools such as telemedicine, clinical operations automation, and more
• Digital technologies that deliver better care for different populations, such as chronically ill and elderly patients
• Healthcare analytics
• Privacy, security, and regulation concerns in digital health

Please email us at digbus@bu.edu for more information on sponsored research partnerships.

Digital Health Faculty Fellows

“Every new technology that comes around opens new opportunities for the delivery of care, for the way we deliver care, as well as the way we pay for it” – Professor Avi Seidmann

Research and Related Articles


Improving the health of young African American women in the preconception period using health information technology: a randomised controlled trial

Brian Jack, MD, Director of the Boston University Center for Health System Design & Implementation, Boston Medical Center
The Lancet, Digital Health, September 2020


Sharecare and Boston University School of Public Health launch Community Well-Being Index, significantly expand and evolve 10 years of measurement and analysis

The Community Well-Being Index (CWBI) is a collaboration between Sharecare and the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) to inform, empower, and unite stakeholders across the healthcare continuum in a collective movement to improve our nation’s well-being.

Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of the Boston University School of Public Health
PR Newswire, August 2020


Telemedicine Breaks Into the Mainstream, Part 2: The Regulatory Landscape

Digital Business Institute, June 2020


Enhancing Contact Tracing, a Key to Safely Reopening

Professor Abraham (Avi) Seidmann,
NY1 Channel Interview, April 2020


Covid-19 Tracing apps by Apple & Google.

Professor Abraham (Avi) Seidmann
CBS News, April 2020


Digital Health Blog

Institute for Health Systems Innovation & Policy, Boston University


A Randomized Trial of Telemedicine for Migraine Management

Deborah Friedman, Balaraman Rajan, Abraham Seidmann,
National Library of Medicine, October 2019


Automated Text Messaging With Patients in Department of Veterans Affairs Specialty Clinics: Cluster Randomized Trial

Vera Yakovchenko, Timothy P Hogan, Thomas K Houston, Lorilei Richardson, Jessica Lipschitz, Beth Ann Petrakis, Chris Gillespie, D Keith McInnes
National Library of Medicine, August 2019


Mobile App Use for Insomnia Self-Management: Pilot Findings on Sleep Outcomes in Veterans

Erin D Reilly, Stephanie A Robinson, Beth Ann Petrakis, Eric Kuhn, Wilfred R Pigeon, Renda Soylemez Wiener, D Keith McInnes, Karen S Quigley
National Library of Medicine, July 2019