The course provides with fundamental knowledge about drivers of healthcare transformation, methods and technologies in digital transformation of healthcare. The course offers an important preparation of students for taking role in digital health transformation.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course provides with fundamental knowledge about drivers of healthcare transformation, methods and technologies in digital transformation of healthcare. The course offers an important preparation of students for taking a role in the digital health transformation. Course content includes the following:
•Patient Centredness and Patient Engagement
•Triple and Quadruple Aim of Healthcare
Digitalization of Healthcare
•Health Data and Health Data Management
•PROMs and PREMs
•Lean and Six-sigma in healthcare
•Security, Privacy and GDPR
•Interoperability in Digital Healthcare
•Ethics in Digital Health
Tools and Methods
•Process-oriented Data Science
•Machine Learning and Data Visualization tools
•Social Media, challenges and Opportunities
•Usability and User Experience
•Fundamental of medical technology and digital health regulations
•Connected Medical Devices
•Real-Time Locations Systems
•Telemedicine, eHealth and mHealth
•Wearable technologies and consumer level health device
Intended learning outcomes
The student, after the completion of the course, should be able to:
· Motivate the need for transformation in the current healthcare system.
· Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of digitalization in such transformation process.
· Recognize the impact of medical technologies in digital health transformation
· Demonstrate a solid understanding of data-driven methods for improvement at the hospital
· Critically identify the opportunities and barriers for adoption of digital tools in a care environment
Literature and preparations
B.Sc. degree in engineering or medical science (e.g. medical science or technology, engineering, applied physics, industrial management, entrepreneurship) or similar. Relevant documented Engineering or at least one year work experience. Swedish 3 and English B/English 6.
Participants should bring own laptops, tablets or other device with active internet connection
Information about course literature is announced in the course PM.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- PRO1 - Project work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- RED1 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Final grade, grade scale A-F.
The exam (A-F) determines the final grade for the course when all course parts have been passed. The examination form and grading criteria will be specified in a course-PM.
Other requirements for final grade
Approved assignments and quizzes, oral and written presentation of project work and final written exam. Attendance is mandatory in 70% of lectures.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web CM2012