Certificate in Building Digital Healthcare Communities
This 30 credit, Level 8, Special Purpose Award is delivered online over two semesters commencing in September 2021 (subject to Springboard approval)
The programme is for anyone interested in using digital technologies as a catalyst toward improved healthcare.
Students will be introduced to the concepts, strategies, technologies and standards, which will drive the proposed electronic health care (eHealth) initiative in Ireland.
The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the underlying strategies and technical elements involved in eHealth, and to enable these students to take a leadership role in the implementation of an eHealth environment.
The focus will be on that aspect of the overall eHealth Ireland strategy which sees healthcare moving from the acute hospitals into community setting; the so-called Stay Left Shift Left strategy.
The programme seeks to give a grounding in ehealth strategy, systems, and processes to people involved in community and remote healthcare scenarios, and enable them to formulate plans for promoting, monitoring and facilitating healthcare delivery through digital technologies.
The programme is aimed at community healthcare workers, from the public, private and the voluntary sectors, who are interested in using digital technologies as a catalyst toward improved healthcare delivery. Moreover, the programme will also be of benefit to solutions providers and developers as they engage with the concept of digital healthcare ecosystems.