M2 | Leading the Healthcare Transformation

Interdisciplinary Module

A culture of innovation and learning is key to harnessing the opportunities offered by digital transformation in healthcare. This module focuses on the relevance of organisational culture and leadership in the productive and sustainable integration of digital health technologies in hospital practices. It illustrates the role of emotion in this process and discusses the opportunities for agile approaches to healthcare. It provides participants with the principles and tools for driving this organisational transformation.

date September 12 - October 07, 2022
Location Online 
Duration 16 hours learning time for self-pace learning and live sessions over a 4 week period

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW 


language English

Learning objectives

A culture of innovation and learning is key to harness the opportunities offered by the digital transformation in healthcare. This module gives healthcare professionals with management responsibilities an idea of the relevance of organizational culture and leadership for the productive and sustainable integration of digital health technologies in hospital practices, illustrates the role of emotions in the introduction of digital technologies in hospitals, discusses the opportunities of agile approaches for healthcare and provides participants with an orientation and tools for driving the organizational transformation of hospitals.

Content outline

The module will focus on the following main topics: 

  • Understanding change in complex health systems
  • Future-proofing organisational culture in healthcare
  • The significance of leadership in driving the digital healthcare transformation
  • The relevance of agile approaches to healthcare transformation
  • Approaches for driving the organisational transformation of hospitals


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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