Course objectives

Our overall objective is for participants to return to their workplace feeling confident in being able to make some evidence-based evaluations of the digital health challenges being faced. Participants should be able to explain to managers, peers and subordinates how best to leverage digital technologies to the benefit of the health systems they are engaged with.

Three specific objectives are detailed below.

Course objectives

Objective 1: Prepare, and appraise, strategies for digital health

Meeting this objective means students will be able to:

  • Synthesise the current literature, and the experience of peers, to assess key challenges in digital health.
  • Use the appropriate toolkits to evaluate areas for increasing benefits and decreasing costs for different stakeholders, as well as the digital health solutions that might be required.
  • Use the appropriate toolkits to compare and evaluate different national digital health strategies.
  • Critically appraise different vision and mission statements for a digital health strategy.
  • Assess a range of illustrative digital health interventions to determine their relative merits in making an investment case.

Objective 2: Planning for the interoperability of digital health solutions

Meeting this objective means students will be able to:

  • Formulate their key priorities for implementing digital health governance.
  • Set up the key actions needed to introduce different types of unique identifiers.
  • Analyse the benefits and risks of introducing health client registries.
  • Plan the actions needed to introduce digital health records.

Objective 3: Address some key management and behavioural change issues

Meeting this objective means students will be able to:

  • Critically appraise management action plans and monitoring evaluation frameworks in existing digital health strategies.
  • Identify the behavioural changes required in themselves and in their own organisations to implement improved digital health.

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