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U Utah, Chung-Ang U Partner on Telehealth Innovation

The University of Utah (the U) has partnered with Chung-Ang University (CAU) to share knowledge and best practices related to the development digital telehealth innovations.

Telehealth aims to improve clinical and non-clinical aspects of healthcare using social, mobile analytical and cloud technologies to diagnose and treat illness.

"University of Utah and CAU will now focus on the promotion and exchange of knowledge, faculty and research, in order to improve and create new digital health innovations both in the U.S. and [South] Korea," according to a news release. "The partnership will benefit both organizations by offering potentially funded research in telehealth advancement from academic medical centers in both the U.S. and Korea, research around teleacute care programs and modules in Korea and technology-connected healthcare models in Korea."

U Utah organizations participating in the new partnership include the University of Utah Hospital, University of Utah Health Care Telehealth, the U Brain Institute and the Research Center for Digital Wellbeing.

The latest initiative builds on a history of collaboration between the two universities, including previous work on healthcare and digital gaming.

"The U and CAU are the perfect match when it comes to promoting and expanding digital health care," said Doug Han, associate professor at CAU, in a prepared statement. "CAU Hospital is an ideal environment to apply and expand digital healthcare because it is very close to IT and game companies in Korea. The digital expertise of CAU combined with the innovative approach methods at the University of Utah will be very synergic in digital healthcare."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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