Transformative Digital Skills for Healthcare

The Transformative Digital Skills for Healthcare online program is designed to help healthcare professionals gain digital skills and engage with new technologies to enable improvements through digital innovation in healthcare.   

This modular and flexibly paced online program is an effective way to scale learning for maximum impact in the healthcare sector. Learn essential digital skills to provide better services at lower costs, allowing allocation of more valuable time for patient treatment and reduction of administrative workload.

The online Transformative Digital Skills for Healthcare program is for healthcare professionals who want to reach new levels of success through digital innovation. Clinicians, nurses, hospital management, IT as well as change agents at payers, provider organizations, medical device, pharmaceuticals and supporting professional service providers will benefit from the program.

Our program in a nutshell



Discover our program modules

Dates 2022 - The modules do not build on each other and can be taken in any order.

Interdisciplinary Module

M1 | Essential Skills for Innovative Healthcare

dates will be announced soon

Interdisciplinary Module

M2 | Leading the Healthcare Transformation

dates will be announced soon

Technology Module

M3 | Smart Devices for Healthcare Professionals

not available

Technology Module

M4 | Security of Computerised Systems in Healthcare

not available

Technology Module

M5 | Usability and User Experience (UX) of Medical Devices

dates will be announced soon

Technology Module

M6 | Machine Learning for Precision Medicine

dates will be announced soon

Technology Module

M7 | Integrated Healthcare

dates will be announced soon

Management Module

M8 | Health Economics

dates will be announced soon

Program overview

The program is composed of interdisciplinary, technology and management modules.

The modular structure of our program allows participants to choose an individual pathway to acquire the most relevant skills for them to drive digital innovations in healthcare.

The program consists of online modules with self-paced learning content, virtual live sessions and individual/peer project work. The average learning time for a module will be 15 hours in a 4 to 5 week period. Upon successful completion of a module, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Program benefits

This online program enables you to design and implement technology-enabled initiatives to improve health care with relevant knowledge, tools and strategies. You will be able to:

1. Understand emerging digital technologies

in order to anticipate the impact on your own workplace and the health care ecosystem

2. Support innovations in digital healthcare

to improve processes, structures and cultures

3. Be prepared to apply good practices and insights from the program

to your day-to-day work and business

4. Measure the value and benefit of digital technologies in patient care

in order to improve the health and care sectors

5. Engage with your peers and experts/trainers of the program

as a supporting network of knowledge, inspiration and feedback

Based on international healthcare expertise

The content has been developed by three partner organizations:


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Universitat de Barcelona

TheHill is a digital innovation catalyst based in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals and one of the largest hospitals in Europe.

TheHill brings a profound understanding of the challenges within the health sectors and a deep understanding of clinicians, allied health care professionals and hospital management.

Oxford was responsible for developing the comprehensive use cases for each module in cooperation with NSH personal and Fraunhofer as well as Universitat de Barcelona technological experts.


Learn more about TheHill and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Health research is one of the most multifaceted innovation fields of the future. Intelligent innovations will have to make a significant contribution to affordable health and to securing society's future.

The Fraunhofer brings together the expertise and technologies in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, medical technology and biotechnology. The high degree of interdisciplinarity along the four major thematic areas - Data, Devices, Diagnostics, Drugs - makes it possible to address forward-looking innovations and achieve recognizable added value for health research and patients.

Fraunhofer is engaged with 4 Institutes: Fraunhofer IMW, PMBA-IPA, MEVIS, FIT and IMW. Learn more about the Institutes:

Learn more about the Fraunhofer Academy, and Fraunhofer IMWFITIPA and MEVIS

University of Barcelona (UB) is one of the most important Spanish universities and its healthcare education excellence is well-known worldwide. Having more than 80000 students, it will contribute through the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science with its large experience in Data science, Machine/Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence and User-Interface Design with special focus on health applications.

The UB team works closely with the Fraunhofer researchers in the interdisciplinary and technological research groups and is responsible for the Health Economics module.


Learn more about the Universitat de Barcelona.

What our participants say about the program

“In the module we were a small group of learners which allowed a good and valuable interaction. The learning on skills for leading transformation was great and well summarized.”

“The course addresses the new trends of leading in the face of digital transformation, concepts and practices about transformational leadership, agile methodologies, communication techniques and culture of change are some of the topics masterfully developed, mostly in class and with very useful feedback.”


“You can easily follow the contents of the module. I can recommend this module to my colleagues.”

“Best about the module I liked the interactive sessions.”  

“In the module I have really learned some valuable aspects about user experience, that were indeed very helpful. For example, we had to send tasks as if we were a user experience evaluator.”


“The tutors and course materials were excellent, also the selected readings and videos as well as real-life examples. The course had been well prepared.”

"I appreciate the good interactions between the teachers and us. I would recommend the module to my colleagues.”


"We received a good high level introduction regarding the topics of the module."

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