I am a digital health planner

Digital Health Planner

Your situation

You are working for the government or an implementing organization and you have already realized that digital health is a very important topic. You have observed a high level of fragmentation among IT solutions in your country, but you feel uncertain about taking the required steps for policy adjustments or defining implementation steps.

You are not sure how to find the right balance between defining a digital health vision in your country or organization and executing realistic steps to gain the support of your wider team.

Perhaps you are working in an area with many international contacts and you receive external advice on ways forward for digital health policies, but you are unsure about how to make a good decision.

How will this course help you?

This course will support you in developing your policy design, as well as leadership and decision-making skills in the area of digital health.

After this course, you will be prepared for the challenges of digital health in your country. You will have identified how your country can adjust to the constant changes in technology, what policy considerations are required and how to develop or review a national digital health strategy. You will also understand the “hindering blocks” and solutions for better interoperability.

Learning objectives

The three key learning objectives are for you to be able to:

1. Prepare, and appraise, strategies for digital health

By the end of the course, you will be able to blend current literature and the experiences of your peers to assess key challenges in digital health. You will have armed yourself with the appropriate toolkits to evaluate areas of cost efficiencies and growths in benefits for multiple stakeholders. The toolkits provided will also support you in comparing and evaluating different national digital health strategies to identify the digital health solutions that might be required for your own country. You will be able to critically appraise vision and mission statements for a digital health strategy, and assess a range of illustrative digital health interventions to determine their relative merits in making your investment case.

2.      Plan for the interoperability of digital health solutions

In order to best adapt solutions to a fast-changing future, you will be able to formulate your key priorities for implementing digital health governance. Set up the key actions needed to introduce different types of registries, and the key actions to introduce  unique identifiers. The course also ensures you are comfortable in analyzing the benefits and risks of introducing health client registries.

3.      Plan the actions needed to introduce digital health records in three types of settings and identify key management and behavioral changes

We equip our students with the skills to critically appraise management action plans and monitor evaluation frameworks in existing digital health strategies. It is also important that by the end of this course you can identify the behavioral changes required in yourself and your own organizations in order to most effectively implement improved digital health.