Thank you to all who were involved in Digital Health Week 2022! This was the second time the University of Sydney joined forces with The University of Melbourne to host Digital Health Week and once again there was a fantastic energy in the zoom rooms and thought-provoking conversations about how we can make digital health technology work in real life. Summaries of the event have been posted here and we’ve already started thinking about #DigitalHealthWeek23! Our fantastic categories and prize winners from this year are featured below.
Emerging Digital Health Researchers
This category was established to celebrate the talent of HDR Students in digital health. The presenters were judged on quality of the research and how engaging the presentation was.
Stream 1: Consumer-centred technologies and engagement
Melissa Miao, University of Technology Sydney | @ABICommLab| The complex reality of implementing online digital health interventions: Insights from people with living experience of brain injury, healthcare and digital health implementation
Stream 2: Online and telehealth interventions
Kah Woon Teoh, Monash University Malaysia | @CarmenTeoh| Development of a Digital Health Supported Diabetes Prevention Program (PRIME) based in Malaysian Community Pharmacies
Stream 3: Health Information Seeking and eHealth Education
Carol Pizzuti, The University of Sydney | @Carol_Pizzuti| The role of regulators and professional regulations in fostering the use of electronic health data to strengthen Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for medical practitioners
Stream 4: Optimisation and implementation of technological systems
Madaline Kinlay, The University of Sydney | @maddykinlay| Errors resulting from the use of electronic systems – stakeholder perceptions on how to reduce them
DHIN Researcher Showcase Prize
Awarded to the best presentation overall, across all 4 streams of Abstract Session 1 as judged by members of Digital Health Week 2022 working group and academics in the field.
Dr Jessica Watterson, Monash University Malaysia | @jwatterson3| Using social media to build social cohesion for health promotion among low-resourced mothers
ePosters – People’s Choice
The general public voted for who won this prize and the winner received 258 votes.
Danielle Jawad, The University of Sydney | @daniellejawadd| Interactivity, Content, and Quality of Websites addressing Healthy Infant Behaviours: A systematic Assessment
ePosters – Influencer
Based on Tweets/re-tweets/and likes using the conference hashtag #DigitalHealthWeek21. This prize went to the ePoster with the most Twitter engagement.
Erin Madden, The University of Sydney | @EB_Madden| “What do I say? How do I say it?” Twitter as a knowledge dissemination tool for Australian mental health research
ePoster – Judge’s Award
The best ePoster as judged by members of Digital Health Week 2022 working group. All ePosters were rated on the quality of their content, rigour, and presentation.
Esrat Jahan, Macquarie University | @essyjahan| The role of smartphone applications in preventing Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review
In 2021, the Digital Health Week team introduced an award to acknowledge the achievements and participation of an attendee during the event. In 2022, the award goes to:
Dr Gloria Gomez, The University of Sydney – Save Sight Institute
Not-a-Bot Social Media Award
In 2022, the Digital Health Week team introduced a new award to acknowledge the most unique tweets and Twitter engagement of an attendee during the event.Dr Lisa Kouladjian O’Donnell, The University of Sydney | @lisakouladjian