M1 | Essential Skills for Innovative Healthcare

Interdisciplinary Module

Essential digital skills that exceed exclusively technical ones, are required to seize the full potential of digital technologies in healthcare. These skills enable healthcare professionals to assess the benefits and risks of digital technologies in facilitating patient-centred, high quality care, and integrating these technologies productively into their work practices. Participants of the module will gain an insight into the opportunities offered by telemedicine, mobile health and electronic health records and receive guidance on the informed use of these technologies. The aim of this module is to equip participants with a good understanding of essential digital skills and specific digital technologies required to improve hospital routines and patient care.

Learning objectives

Seizing the full potential of digital technologies in healthcare requires essential digital skills that exceed exclusively technical ones, enabling healthcare professionals to assess benefits and risks of digital technologies with respect to facilitating patient-centred, high quality care and supporting them in productively integrating these technologies into their work practices as informed professional users.

Participants of the module will gain an insight into the opportunities offered by telemedicine, mobile health and electronic health records and receive guidance on the informed use of these technologies.

Content outline

The module will focus on the following main topics: 

  • Relevance of essential skills for innovative healthcare
  • Introduction to telemedicine
  • Guidance for conducting telemedicine appointments with patients
  • Introduction to electronic health record systems
  • Introduction to mobile health technologies
  • Guidance for assessing mobile health technologies

Instructor(s)

Dirk Förster-Trallo

As a management consultant, he supported international companies from the automotive and telecommunications industries in the digitalization of product development and manufacturing processes and the associated control and organization of knowledge. He completed his doctorate at Glasgow Caledonian University on information processing and managerial decision-making behavior. As program manager of the Master of Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E) program at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW), Dr. Förster-Trallo expanded it into the largest fee-based master's program in Germany, implementing new areas of study and digital teaching and teaching support services.
At the Fraunhofer IMW, he conducts research in the area of digital and demographic transformation. The focus here is on the individual and organizational prerequisites for increasing innovation competencies along the value chain. At the Chair of Innovation Management and Innovation Economics at the University of Leipzig, he uses quantitative methods to investigate the influence of digitization on innovation processes in small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Oliver Díaz

Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Barcelona (Spain). PhD in electronic engineering from the University of Surrey (UK). Postgraduate in medical computing from the University of Alicante (Spain). 10+ years experience as researcher in artificial intelligence applied to medical imaging and medical physics.

Specialisations:

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Transformation Certificate: Combination of Modules 1, 2 & 8  - 1.420 €

Technology Certificate: Combination of Module 1, 2 and two
modules of your choice (M3-7) - 1.900€

Champion Certificate: Completion of all 8 Modules - 3.570 €

Individual Specialisation: Combine at least two modules of your choice.
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