Course Description

This course is designed for professionals and graduate students to gain an understanding of the digital health landscape so they might effectively leverage technology for innovation, with consideration of patient-centered care, equity, and ethical issues. Students will explore a range of health care settings, health care data types, the role of patients as sources of data and recipients of information, the role of humans in-the-loop of AI, and the security, privacy, and confidentiality concerns of digital health approaches. There will be discussions of emerging systems still in their infancy, and enabling technologies outside of the hospital: what they can do, what they are unable to do, and which have the potential to revolutionize the way we deliver care from birth to old age.  

Introduction by George Demiris & Kevin B. Johnson to the Digital Health course.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the history of digital health technologies.
  • Identify health care events and settings amenable to digital technology solutions.
  • Describe data types collected or generated by digital health technologies.
  • Evaluate ethical and practical challenges and risks associated with the use of digital health technologies.
  • Design an implementation and evaluation strategy for a digital health technology.