International Digital Health Transformation
On this programme, students will gain the confidence to innovate and apply their learnings, as individuals and as team members, adopting a patient-centric approach to their decision-making and actions, to solve problems and overcome challenges within their healthcare system. This is achieved via digital asynchronous delivery, supported with synchronous tutorials, workshops, guest talks by digital health consultants and specialists in health sector industries. All coursework is via assignments and through the medium of undertaking a substantial project, members of each group will integrate and apply their previous learnings to develop a digital transformation solution or capability that will have a significant positive impact on their health service. This programme can be completed in one of three modes: over one calendar year; over 20 months or over two calendar years.
The University of Limerick will partner with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), other academic institutions and healthcare organisations in the delivery of this programme. CHIME is a "professional organization for Chief Information Officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. CHIME enables its members and business partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, develop professionally and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care throughout the communities they serve" (https://chimecentral.org/).
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;
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; and
are capable of directing the planning and deployment of resources in a digital transformation project
Could this be you?
If so, you may wish to apply for the MSc. in International Digital Health Transformation.
This programme aims to develop digital health transformation agents with the skills, knowledge and abilities to:
explore healthcare ecosystem developments, engaging patients, providers, payers, policymakers, 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 better understand exponential technologies along with their potential, in order to realise the transformative power of digital disruptions;
all the while taking cognisance of the social, legal, ethical and technical issues and ensuring compliance with the standards and regulations governing systems in this domain.
A participant registers to undertake this programme in one of three modes:
1 Year 3 Semesters;
Year 1: January to Year 1: December
Part-time Route A:
20 Months 5 Semesters;
Year 1: January to Year 2: August
Part-time Route B:
24 Months 6 Semesters;
Year 1: January to Year 2: December
Each mode comprises the following modules:
CS6522: Digital Health Innovation Ecosystems 6 credits
CS6532: Healthcare Design Thinking 6 credits
CS6542: Health Information Management 6 credits
CS6552: Project Definition A 3 credits
CS6562: Digital Health Applications and Services 6 credits
CS6183: Action Research in Healthcare 6 credits
CS6193: Digital Health Project Management 6 credits
CS6203: Project Definition B 3 credits
CS6213: mHealth Apps and Devices 6 credits
CS6233: Transformation Project A 9 credits
CS6084: Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare 6 credits
Selection 1 from Elective Pool 6 credits
Selection 2 from Elective Pool 6 credits
CS6094: Transformation Project B 15 credits
CS6104: Decision-Making in Healthcare
CS6114: Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Healthcare
CS6144: Introduction to Deep Learning in Healthcare
CS6154: Healthcare Applications Development
Digital Health Transformation Project
Through the medium of undertaking a substantial project, members of each group will integrate and apply their previous learning to develop a digital transformation solution or capability that will have a significant positive impact on their health service. This project forms one-third of the programme's credits, split over the following modules: CS6552, CS6203, CS6233 and CS6094.
Programme Structure by Mode
The programme structure by semester for each mode can be accessed at the following links:
Full-time Route programme structure
Part-time Route A programme structure
Part-time Route B programme structure
We invite applications from healthcare professionals/administrators/managers/officers, IT specialists with experience of working in a healthcare sector/industry, and health scientists. Each applicant should possess a minimum of 2nd class honours, grade 2 in their primary degree (Level 8, National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or equivalent.
Applicants with at least five years' work experience in a healthcare sector/industry who can satisfy the course admission team they have the ability to complete and benefit from this course. Such applicants shall be required to undertake an interview.
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2023
What to Include with your Application
Qualification transcripts and certificates
A copy passport page containing your photograph
one page resume or curriculum vitae: listing your work experience, education, skills and achievements
a digital health transformation idea: 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
Full-time Route:1 Year, Part-time Route A: 20 Months, Part-time Route B: 24 Months