Digital Transformation and Innovation in Healthcare

Key information

Duration: 9 weeks (online, part time)
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Study online, Nine weeks
Fees: £1,280

Programme overview

Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Innovation, Strategies, and Processes offers a practical look at the challenges health systems and healthcare providers face, and how digital innovations can improve factors like efficiency, quality, and safety. 

The nine week online programme draws on expertise from Imperial College Business School faculty, industry experts, simulations, and case studies. You will also draw on the expertise of your peers and explore how to use technologies to implement digital transformations across your organisation.

You will experience live online teaching sessions, video lectures, interactive activities and assignments whilst receiving personal support from a dedicated Learning Team.

You will finish the programme prepared to implement your learnings, and with a verified Digital Certificate from Imperial College Business School Executive Education. 

Who should attend?

This international programme is designed to provide a practical interpretation of the most critical challenges in healthcare today, and address how digital innovations can drive enhance efficiency, quality, and safety. The programme is suitable for:

  • Managers and executives looking to future-proof their teams and strategies with a practical understanding of key uses of technology for advancing healthcare system goals
  • Clinical leaders interested in advancing healthcare service delivery, patient outcomes, and operational productivity
  • Consultants and entrepreneurs looking to identify strategies for advancing healthcare system goals and providing innovative products and solutions that directly address critical healthcare opportunities

Learning objectives

This programme offers an expansive exploration of the core technologies that support digital transformation in healthcare. At the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Explore the key technologies associates with digital health transformation
  • Determine the role of digital health technologies in shaping future models of healthcare
  • Examine different challenges in digital transformation across healthcare organisations: primary and secondary care providers, drug companies, and insurance companies
  • Identify the challenges, success factors, and approaches to the implementation of digital health innovation

What you will learn

Module 1: Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Module 2: Digital Platform Models for Healthcare

Module 3: Devising a Digital Transformation Strategy

Module 4: Digital Transformation in Hospital Operations

Module 5: Digital Transformation in Primary Care

Module 6: The Digital Patient Experience

Module 7: Digital Disruption in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Module 8: Digitisation in Healthcare Insurance and Payer Organisations

Module 9: Regulation in Digital Healthcare

Programme faculty 

James Barlow

James Barlow

Professor of Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare)

James Barlow is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare) at Imperial College Business School and a member of the school's Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation. James has worked on healthcare innovation issues for 25 years. He is particularly interested in the challenges innovators, companies and healthcare organisations face in ensuring their innovations become embedded in everyday practice and in the policy and other mechanisms to facilitate this. He has led many research projects in the UK and abroad, including extensive work on the development and introduction of remote care technologies such as telehealth. He also advises and consults for government, healthcare services, and organisations from the health technology and construction sectors. 

James is an associate director of research for Imperial College Health Partners and a member of the management team for the NIHR Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit. He also sits on several advisory boards, including AGE-WELL Canada, Deloitte Healthcare Innovation Observatory and the International Academy for Design and Health. He has published widely in leading journals, including Organization Science, Research Policy, Health Affairs, Social Science & Medicine, California Management Review, and the Bulletin of the WHO. His latest book is Managing Innovation in Healthcare, published in January 2017.

Loy Lobo

Loy Lobo

Digital Health Strategist and Innovator at Wegyanik

Loy Lobo is an experienced innovator and leader in healthcare. Over the past decade, he has taken a number of healthcare innovations from concept to market. He has launched a UK social enterprise start-up in wellness and was the founder of the telehealth business at BT Global Health. In his last role at BT, he was the Director of Strategy and Innovation for Global Health.

In 2014, Loy set up Wegyanik, a health innovation company that applies design thinking, digital technologies and decision sciences to create the health and care services we require now and for the future. Wegyanik is developing markets, scaling up innovations and influencing whole system change in health and care services. He is experienced in the application of systems thinking and simulation modelling and is applying these techniques to accountable care and value-based healthcare opportunities.

Loy is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London, where he serves on its Digital Health Council as President. He is a Visiting Researcher at Imperial College Business School. He has also served on a number of high-profile government panels and academic collaborations to promote the adoption of technology and decision science in healthcare. He currently supports the NHS Innovation Accelerator and was a mentor on the London Mayor’s International Business Growth Programme. He is a non-executive director of an NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to working exclusively in healthcare, Loy Lobo worked for 11 years at Accenture, leading technology-enabled business transformation programmes for multi-national organisations in 10 different industries

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Key information

Duration: 9 weeks (online, part time)
Programme dates:
Location:
Address
Study online, Nine weeks
Fees: £1,280