Introduction to Digital Health

Gain an introduction to digital health and how technology is being used to support the safe delivery of health services. Register now and start anytime.

Time:Price
Free
Time:Duration
4 hours
Time:Delivery
Online
Time:Starts
Anytime

About this course

Digital health is connecting millions of people to health services across all around the world. As technologies continue to advance, health services are constantly changing and evolving to meet the needs of health workers and consumers.

This course will provide you with an introduction to digital health and how technology is being used to support the safe delivery of health services. You will learn how digital technologies can support the collection and communication of health data and information. Other key topics in the course will also include an introduction to telehealth, digital health privacy, digital health security, and data analytics. Specific technologies are explored, including Australia’s My Health Record, mobile applications, and wearable technology.

What you will learn

Examine the foundational concepts of digital health that support health, including data and information, technology, governance, and policy.

Explain complex healthcare problems, at an abstract level, from a digital health perspective.

Determine the local, national and global impacts of digital health on complex healthcare environment.

Identify the social, political, environmental, and economic scenarios related to digital health.

Meet your instructors

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson is the Associate Professor of Digital Health, where she oversees digital health curriculum integration across all health programs and provides leadership in the postgraduate eHealth program. She is internationally recognised for her research expertise in digital health workforce and capabilities, leading several funded research projects. Professionally, Kerryn holds several national and international positions, including President Elect of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations and Director of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health.

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