eHealth Systems and Implementation


This module introduces learners to the technology of eHealth Systems, and the project management techniques used in implementing these systems. The generic components of an electronic information system are examined, and explained in terms of client-server and web-based computing models. Cloud and Mobile technologies are investigated and their application in terms of in-patient and out-patient monitoring and control. The concept of an eHealth ecosystem is described and specific case studies evaluated. Finally, change management in healthcare environments is investigated, and eHealth implementations synthesised using project management software. As the programme progresses, there is the caveat that there may be modifications due to developments in technology, systems implementations, and change management policies.

The module may be delivered in traditional face - to - face lecturing format, or in an online/blended format.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain the components of an electronic information system.

  2. Examine the requirements and components of an eHealth Ecosystem.

  3. Explain the importance of Cloud and Mobile technologies in eHealth systems.

  4. Critically analyse the process of change management in a healthcare environment.

  5. Identify and explain project management roles, and utilise project management techniques to facilitate eHealth implementations.

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