The appropriate usage of digital information and associated technologies within medicine in the context of their risk, fiscal economy, and improved patient outcomes and safety will be discussed. The course is designed as an introduction to understanding how digital information and enabling technologies based on such information are influencing current medical practices and the possibilities for the future. Examples and case studies will be used to allow learners the ability to contextualise the material presented in accessible real-world settings.
At the end of the course, learners will be able to analyse how these technologies add value to healthcare systems and be better prepared to participate in the digital transformation of healthcare.
Part of a programme of 10 Health Informatics sessions which can be taken separately, or as a programme of 10. Designed by Newcastle University & Health Education England North East and North Cumbria, and accredited by the Faculty of Clinical Informatics UK. See go.ncl.ac.uk/health-informatics for information about the whole programme.