Digital Health Transformation

University of Limerick

Digital Health Transformation

Implementing large-scale change involving digital health technologies requires an organisation to prepare leaders who

are flexible, highly adaptable and motivated by outcomes that realise benefits

have the capacity to build patient-centred models of care, engaging with stakeholders to realise the benefits of digital technologies in health and social care to empower patients and enhance their experiences

can effectively and consistently engage with patients and staff, bridging cultural differences and managing varying attitudes to change

would be capable of directing the planning and deployment of resources in a digital transformation project

can build a business case for cooperating with process improvements and emerging digital technologies to facilitate information sharing in a more integrated care environment to improve clinical development and clinical outcomes

appreciate the need to capture and disseminate lessons from implementation and deployment of digital technologies

Taking cognisance of the social, legal, ethical and technical issues and ensuring compliance with the standards and regulations governing systems in the healthcare domain, this course aims to develop digital health transformation agents with the skills, knowledge and abilities to:

explore healthcare ecosystem developments, engaging patients, providers, payers, policy makers, pharmacies and pharmaceuticals (6Ps) to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing to realise the value potential of these innovative partnerships; and

lead core, adjacent and transformational innovations in a healthcare environment, taking a disciplined approach to advancing their understanding of exponential technologies (such as mobility, genomics, imaging and analytics) in order to realise the transformative power of digital disruptions

Subjects taught

This programme will run over 18 months. Taught modules are delivered over two semesters. In addition, participants undertake a substantial digital health transformation project.

Programme Delivery
This programme is delivered using a blended learning approach. For the taught element, in each semester participants will attend a residential block of one week and five in-house blocks. Each in-house block comprises a consecutive Friday and Saturday. Residential blocks will take place at the University of Limerick while the locations of in-house blocks will rotate among the participating institutions.

Semester 1 Modules (30 ECTS credits)
Introduction to Digital Health Transformation
eHealth Systems, Standards, and Digital Services
Health Information Modelling and Governance
Digital Health Research Design
Health Service Digital Transformation

Semester 2 Modules (30 ECTS credits)
Digital Health and Wellbeing in the Community
Digital Health Change Management
Clinical Decision Making and Knowledge Discovery
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Plus one elective from
Medical Devices
Medical Diagnostics
Digital Health and Clinical Trials

Digital Health Transformation Project (30 ECTS credits)
Through the medium of undertaking a substantial project, members of each group will integrate and apply their previous learning to develop and deploy a digital transformation solution or capability which will have a significant positive impact for the Irish Health System.

The project definition phase will be undertaken between Semesters 1 and 2 while the transformation phase will commence at the start of Semester 2 and extend just over five months beyond Semester 2.

Entry requirements

A healthcare administrator, healthcare manager or healthcare professional who holds a primary undergraduate degree (NFQ, 2.2 honours or higher)


An applicant who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours or higher) in a health sciences discipline


An information technology specialist who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours or higher) with experience of working in a healthcare setting.


An applicant with at least five years work experience in a healthcare related industry who can satisfy the course admission team that they have the ability to complete and benefit from this course.

Applicants may be asked to attend interview.

Application dates

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 29, 2023

What to include with your application

You should submit with your application the following material:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) at most two pages and
two paragraphs on an idea of yours for a digital health transformation project

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

In the case of an applicant, employed with the Health Service Executive (HSE), please clearly state in your CV, your current role and specifically where you are employed within the HSE e.g. the Community Healthcare Organisation (which one), the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Acute Sector, Section 38/39 and so forth.


18 Months, blended learning.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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