Pictured at MSc. Digital Health Transformation inaugural orientation day on 16th December 2019 are (left to right):
* Professor Ann Ledwith, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, University of Limerick
* Mr. Ross Cullen (Digital Innovation Manger at HSE Digital Transformation)
* Ms. Loretto Grogan (HSE National Clinical Information Officer – Nursing and Midwifery)
* Ms. Ann O'Shea, Chief Officer, HSE CHO Area 7)
* Prof. Martin Curley (Director of HSE Digital Transformation and Innovation)
* Dr. Pamela Hussey (Associate Professor of Health Informatics & Director of Centre eIntegrated Care, DCU)
* Ms. Annette McElligott (Lecturer and Course Director of MSc. in Digital Health Transformation , University of Limerick)
* Image: Pic Arthur Ellis.
A further step forward for Digital Health Innovation in the Irish Healthcare System
Today (14th July 2021) saw the official eLaunch for registration of the Masters in Digital Health Transformation 2022 intake. The popular digital health masters, now in its third year, continues to go from strength to strength, following the recent successful presentation of Digital Health projects by the inaugural Msc. class to senior leadership of the Health Service Executive (HSE). The MSc. is unique in that a module is taught by each university across the Republic of Ireland*, making it a one of a kind ‘all-Ireland’ masters. The digital change projects completed by each of the student teams is subsequently presented and considered for adoption by the HSE eHealth and clinical teams.
The programme continues to train future digital leaders in delivering innovative and cost effective health services in Ireland. It was co-designed by the HSE Digital Transformation and Innovation Team and the eight* Irish universities. The programme will run over 18 months with taught modules delivered over two semesters. In addition, participants will undertake a digital health transformation project, the duration of which extends just over a year. For the taught element in each semester, participants will attend a residential block and five in-house blocks. Residential blocks will take place at the University of Limerick while the locations of in-house blocks will rotate among the participating institutions.
Speaking at the launch, Professor Martin Curley (Director of HSE Digital Transformation and Innovation) said “our MSc. in Digital Health Transformation is at the core of what we do in HSE Digital Transformation and Innovation and is integral to the development of digital healthcare leaders of the future and the digital transformation they will help drive".
Dr. James Kennedy (Digital Health Innovation Lead at Vhi) gave a summary of his experience of completing the MSc. earlier this year, saying "I highly recommend the MSc in DHT. For anyone working in healthcare, who is interested in learning more about the future of healthcare or who is interested in bringing digital health innovation to their workplace, the MSc in Digital Health Transformation is the right choice for them. Balancing work and home life with the MSc. is possible and the course faculty are very understanding, that people have busy lives, on top of the demands of the course. The camaraderie amongst the class is exceptional and the learning from your class mates really stands out from the whole experience. If you're considering a professional masters in healthcare innovation, which is at the cutting edge of digital health, then this has to be at the top of your list. The course faculty are excellent and I'm sure the content will be interesting and engaging for you. I've really enjoyed the course and I've learned so much, not to mention furthering my career and hopefully being a part in growing digital innovation in the Irish healthcare system".
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* Image taken in December 2019