Spring 2024 Health Policy and Management P8212 section D01

Digital Health Revolution


Call Number 17377
Day & Time
T 8:30am-11:20am
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Catherine Foster
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description

Digital health is the use of any and all digital resources to improve health by making it safer, more efficient, maximize outcomes and lower costs. It is transforming the delivery of healthcare and behaviors of all health sectors.  The size and scope are fast growing and difficult to define at this point in its history. The Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the importance and uses of digital health.


This course provides an overview of digital healthcare in the US, focusing on how and why digital health is revolutionizing healthcare for providers, patients and payors.  Students will be equipped with the vocabulary, concepts and tools to understand the dynamic aspects of digital healthcare in today's environment, including its definition, its role in improving patient outcomes, provider satisfaction, reduction in costs and why this is accelerating. Students are encouraged to take the perspective of the executive and policy-maker in class discussions.  In addition, the course surveys current digital tools and investment strategies in digital health.

Web Site Vergil
Department Health Policy & Management
Enrollment 56 students (60 max) as of 2:07PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Health Policy and Management
Number P8212
Section D01
Division School of Public Health
Note Meets in person some dates
Section key 20241HPMN8212PD01