Certificate Course on Digital Health

Background

Digital Health refers to the application of information and communication technologies (digitally) to improve the efficiency of health care by enhancing availability, accessibility, and affordability which leads to more personalized care for patients. Digital transformation in healthcare is the integration of technology with the health systems to offer better patient care, improve staff experience, reduce cost, optimize operational processes, enable faster diagnoses, and drive efficiency.

Digital health becoming more and more relevant a potential answer to some of the challenges brought on by the pandemic coronavirus on the global healthcare system. The scope of digital health is rapidly expanding, encompassing mobile health (mHealth) applications, wearable devices, telemedicine, electronic health records (EHRs), health information systems, and artificial intelligence (AI).

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There is a need to harness the power of digital technologies to achieve universal health coverage. Ultimately, digital technologies are not ends in themselves; they are vital tools to promote health and improve health outcomes.

With this background, IIHMR University, Jaipur, with a legacy of 38 years in health management is best positioned to offer a Certificate Course on Digital Health. The course is designed for healthcare professionals, who would like to leverage digital technology to create a renewed value proposition for health outcomes.

Objectives of the Course

The course is designed to impart training to healthcare professionals to develop an understanding of digital health innovations in enhancing the performance of health systems in terms of availability, affordability, and quality of healthcare services.

The focus of the course will be on understanding the implications of the digital transformations being envisaged in the health system and how to deliver patient-centric healthcare.

Course Pedagogy

The course will be conducted through a judicious mix of training methods appropriately suitable for working professionals including lectures-cum-discussions, case discussion/analysis, project work, term papers, and assignments. The course encourages participatory learning.

Course Duration

The course duration is six months, April – September 2024.

Course Coverage/Contents

  • Health System and Policy
  • Digital Health Technologies
  • Digital Health Landscape in India
  • Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Application of AI and ML in Healthcare
  • Implementing Digital Transformation in Healthcare
  • Legal, Ethical, and Policy Implications
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Digital Health

Course Format

The course is self-paced, asynchronous learning with a weekly, one-hour live meeting with faculty and peers (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm).

Participants can attend online sessions directly from their desktop/laptop (Direct-2-device). In addition to attending interactive sessions, participants have to undertake online quizzes, assignments, and examinations. Participants will be provided with reading materials for the course.

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In addition, offline classes will be conducted at the university campus in Jaipur. During the course duration, participants get an opportunity to attend two times 5-day residencies (i.e., offline classes on the campus with faculty). The first residency will be held in the first month of the course and the second residency will be held in the last month of the course.

Month-1 Month-2 Month-3 Month-4 Month-5 Month-6 Total
5-day
Residency
        5-day
Residency
60 hrs
3 one-hour
live meeting
4 one-hour
live meeting
4 one-hour
live meeting
4 one-hour
live meeting
4 one-hour
live meeting
3 one-hour
live meeting
22 hrs
33 hrs 4 hrs 4 hrs 4 hrs 4 hrs 33 hrs 82 hrs
Credits: The participants earn 5 credits on completion of the course.
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Target Participants

The course is specially designed for professionals working to improve the performance of health systems by making health systems more affordable, accessible, and patent-centric. The health care professionals working at the middle-to-senior level positions and engaged in learning and implementing innovative digital technology solutions for better health care are the most suitable candidates for the course. The course will be useful for public health professionals, hospital owners/managers/administrators, clinicians/ doctors/ dentists working with government/private/trust hospitals/diagnostics/ clinics or having independent practice, IT professionals engaged in the healthcare ecosystem, and entrepreneurs engaged in digital/technology transformation initiatives, and future managers/leaders of the health care sector.

  • Resource Persons

    The course will be delivered by globally recognized resource persons including academicians, policymakers, and researchers with a background in health systems, health policy, digital health, public health, health management, hospital management, pharmaceutical management, and healthcare analytics.

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  • Course Assessment

    The performance of participants will be monitored on a continuous internal assessment (through viva, projects, assignments, etc.) and end-term assessment.

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  • Course Fee

    The course fee for Indian participants is Rs. 1,00,000 plus GST (@18%) and for foreign participants is USD 1250 plus GST (@18%). The course fee covers tuition fees, course material, use of library resources, assessments, and certification. The course fee does not cover the stay and food during the residencies (two times) on the campus. The participants are required to make their own arrangements for their travel, stay, and food for the duration of the residencies.

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