Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Innovation, Strategies & Processes

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Course Dates

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27 September 2022

Course Duration

DURATION

9 weeks, online
5–8 hours per week

Course Fee

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Early Registration Benefit is live as per below schedule. The full programme fee is £1280 as of the start date.

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Get the keys to unlock the future of healthcare

Digital transformation is driving innovation in healthcare, creating new models and cultures and enhancing processes and user experiences. Yet with so many disparate sectors and providers – from pharmaceuticals, medical devices and hospitals to health insurers and regulatory authorities – the path to transformation will be as complex as the industry itself. To get there, today’s healthcare leaders must understand new technologies in healthcare and how they can be harnessed to rethink the way services are designed and delivered.

Digital Transformation in Healthcare is a 9-Week programme from Imperial College Business School Executive Education that’s designed to provide these insights. Through an expansive exploration of the core technologies enabling digital transformation in healthcare and the trends, challenges and opportunities they present, you’ll gain the knowledge and tools to strategise your own implementation plans and ensure their success.

Who is this programme for?

The Digital Transformation in Healthcare programme is designed for:

  • Mid-level business/functional managers and C-suite executives looking to future-proof their teams and strategies with a practical understanding of key uses of technology for advancing healthcare system goals
  • Clinical leaders interested in advancing healthcare service delivery, patient outcomes and operational productivity
  • Consultants or entrepreneurs looking to identify strategies to advance healthcare system goals and provide innovative products and solutions that directly address critical healthcare opportunities

Programme highlights

The programme offers an expansive exploration of the core technologies that support digital transformation in healthcare. At the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Describe the key technologies associated with digital health transformation.
  • Explore the role of digital health technologies in shaping future models of healthcare.
  • Describe the differences in digital transformation in different types of healthcare organisations: primary and secondary care providers, drug companies and insurers and payers.
  • Identify the challenges, success factors and approaches to the implementation of digital health innovation.

$430.53 billion

The global digital health market size is expected to reach $430.53 billion in 2022, up from US$145.57 billion in 2021, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9 per cent.

Source: Vantage Market Research

92%

Enhanced customer satisfaction and engagement were the top digital transformation priorities for 92 per cent of health system leaders in a 2021 survey.

Source: Deloitte

93%

A full 93 "per cent of healthcare organisations already have a digital transformation strategy or are working to create one.

Source: BDO

Programme experience

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Hands-on simulation activity using the Simul8 platform

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Knowledge check activities, discussions and reflection activities to validate the understanding of key concepts

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Live office hours with learning facilitators

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Reflect on your learnings during the programme, and build a customised playbook

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Learn from a diverse cohort of peers

What you will learn

Module 1:

Programme Orientation

Meet the faculty and get an overview of the programme, including certificate requirements, the learning platform and support resources.

Module 2:

Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Dive into how technology can change the future of the healthcare industry.

Module 3:

Digital Platform Models for Healthcare

Examine platform models in healthcare and other industries.

Module 4:

Devising a Digital Transformation Strategy

Contemplate the meaning of ‘digital transformation’ within healthcare organisations, focussing on hospitals.

Module 5:

Digital Transformation in Hospital Operations

Understand the changing role of hospitals within healthcare systems, including the relationship between hospitals and out-of-hospital care.

Module 6:

Digital Transformation in Primary Care

Zero in on digital transformation in primary care and the out-of-hospital care sector.

Module 7:

The Digital Patient Experience

Discover how the growth of digital innovation results in patients who are more knowledgeable and empowered, leading to rising expectations of healthcare services.

Module 8:

Digital Disruption in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Explore how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated important digitalisation trends, which were already beginning to take effect in the industry, despite drug organisations often being seen as laggards when it comes to digital transformation.

Module 9:

Digitisation in Healthcare Insurance and Payer

Review the changing needs of health insurance in light of scientific developments in genetic data and disease risk prediction.

Module 10:

Regulation in Digital Healthcare

Learn about government and regulatory perspectives on key digital health issues.

Module 1:

Programme Orientation

Meet the faculty and get an overview of the programme, including certificate requirements, the learning platform and support resources.

Module 6:

Digital Transformation in Primary Care

Zero in on digital transformation in primary care and the out-of-hospital care sector.

Module 2:

Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Dive into how technology can change the future of the healthcare industry.

Module 7:

The Digital Patient Experience

Discover how the growth of digital innovation results in patients who are more knowledgeable and empowered, leading to rising expectations of healthcare services.

Module 3:

Digital Platform Models for Healthcare

Examine platform models in healthcare and other industries.

Module 8:

Digital Disruption in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Explore how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated important digitalisation trends, which were already beginning to take effect in the industry, despite drug organisations often being seen as laggards when it comes to digital transformation.

Module 4:

Devising a Digital Transformation Strategy

Contemplate the meaning of ‘digital transformation’ within healthcare organisations, focussing on hospitals.

Module 9:

Digitisation in Healthcare Insurance and Payer

Review the changing needs of health insurance in light of scientific developments in genetic data and disease risk prediction.

Module 5:

Digital Transformation in Hospital Operations

Understand the changing role of hospitals within healthcare systems, including the relationship between hospitals and out-of-hospital care.

Module 10:

Regulation in Digital Healthcare

Learn about government and regulatory perspectives on key digital health issues.

Playbook activities and simulations

Having the opportunity to simulate healthcare scenarios by changing different care parameters can provide an illuminating look at the effect digital innovations can have on healthcare outcomes.

Throughout this programme, you will:

  • Use the Simul8 platform to complete an ongoing disease progression simulation focused on sepsis, a condition that’s more common than heart attacks and one that can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
  • Test different improvement interventions, and anticipate the impact they will have on factors such as length of stay, cost and mortality.
  • Discover best practices you can take back and implement within your health system.

Programme faculty

Faculty Member James Barlow

James Barlow

Professor, Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare) Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation, Imperial College Business School

James Barlow is a Professor of Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare) at Imperial College Business School and a member of the School's Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation. Previous appointments include Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex (SPRU) and the Policy Studies Institute... More info

Faculty Member Loy Lobo

Loy Lobo

Digital Health Strategist and Innovator at Wegyanik and Independent Consultant/Director President, Digital Health Council, The Royal Society of Medicine, London

Loy Lobo is an experienced innovator and leader in healthcare. Over the past decade he has taken a number of healthcare innovations from concept to market. He has launched a UK social enterprise startup in Wellness, and was the founder of the telehealth business at BT Global Health... More info

Certificate

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Certificate

Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by Imperial College Business School Executive Education.

Additionally, successful completion of the programme will confer Associate Alumni status, enabling participants to join the active community of Imperial College London learners.

Imperial College Business School Executive Education is collaborating with online education provider Emeritus to offer online programmes. This allows us to broaden access in a collaborative and innovative format that stays true to our distinctive methods of learning, content and outstanding quality.

FAQs

  • How do I know if this programme is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the programme landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the programme brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions about whether this programme is a good fit for you, please email learner.success@emeritus.org, and a dedicated programme advisor will follow up with you very shortly.


    Are there any prerequisites for this programme?

    Some programmes do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the programme landing page, as well as in the programme brochure. If you are uncertain about programme prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.


    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the programme web page, all programmes are taught in English, and proficiency in English is required.


    What is the typical class profile?

    More than 50 per cent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry and geography—leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.


    What other dates will this programme be offered in the future?

    Check back at this programme web page or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org to inquire if future programme dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each programme includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the programme landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the programme brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.



    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this programme to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities, including:



    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific programme schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The programme is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on programme activities.



    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 250,000 professionals globally, across 80 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 per cent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programmes said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    A dedicated programme support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues or anything else that may affect your learning experience.


    How do I interact with other programme participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the programme. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each programme includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enrol. This is referenced at the top of the programme landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the programme brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programmes are designed to fit into your working life.

    This programme is scored as a pass or no-pass. Participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programmes include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the programme brochure. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on any specific programme requirements.


    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter or resume and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile. The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the programme, once grading is complete.


    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social networking platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


    Do I receive alumni status after completing this programme?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this programme. In some cases, there are credits that count towards a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the programme brochure.


    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and programme materials for 12 months following the programme start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this programme?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files and transcripts.


    Do I need to be online to access the programme content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access programme content from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you can view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the programme without missing any of the core programme material or learnings.


    What is the programme fee and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The programme fee is noted at the top of this programme web page and usually referenced in the programme brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this programme web page next to FEE).
    • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email learner.success@emeritus.org.

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the programme currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your programme advisor or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for details.


    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?

    Yes! Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org with the details of the programme you are interested in, and we will assist you.


    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?

    Please email learner.success@emeritus.org with your invoicing requirements and the specific programme you’re interested in enrolling in.


    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this programme?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the programme fee in instalments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.


    How can I obtain a W9 form?

    Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.

  • What is the policy on refunds and withdrawals?

    You may request a full refund within seven days of your payment or 14 days after the published start date of the programme, whichever comes later. If your enrolment had previously been deferred, you will not be entitled to a refund. Partial (or pro-rated) refunds are not offered. All withdrawal and refund requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.



    What is the policy on deferrals?

    After the published start date of the programme, you have until the midpoint of the programme to request to defer to a future cohort of the same programme. A deferral request must be submitted along with a specified reason and explanation. Cohort changes may be made only once per enrolment and are subject to availability of other cohorts scheduled at our discretion. This will not be applicable for deferrals within the refund period, and the limit of one deferral per enrolment remains. All deferral requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.

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