Overview

Digital transformation in health care is happening at an amazingly rapid pace and as such the current global health care crisis is in constant need for technology to provide quick and effective solutions. This program introduces students to the emerging and multidisciplinary field of digital health and telemedicine providing an elaborate exposure on its role and applications in diverse areas of health care system. The students are expected to leverage enormous benefit from this program as this is an emerging domain where the demand for professionals conversant in digital health will be on the rise. The course is aimed at familiarizing the students with the cutting-edge of health technology including astounding developments in telehealth, digital health, and virtual health.

Programme Education Objective

The key topics included are learning health systems, electronic health records, digital health technologies covering mobile applications, wearables, health information systems, telehealth, telemedicine, machine learning and deep learning, artificial intelligence, applictions of virtual and augmented reality, analytics in health care.

Career Opportunities

There are numerous career opportunities in the domain of digital health in the back-office, operations, marketing, content development and multiple other areas. For example:

  • Entry level Digital Health Product Executives
  • Associate Medical Writer – Digital Health
  • Data analyst
  • Operations executives in integrated Health Information System
  • Digital health educators
  • MIS expert

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Digital Health and telemedicine - stages of development

Growth and evolution of Digital Health

Basic concepts of health care infrastructure, Growth of evolution of digital health, importance and benefits of digital health

Telemedicine

Teleconsultation, Teleradiology, remote care, live and store and forward video conferencing, appointment booking, self-symptom checkers, patient outcome reporting, digital and remote clinics

Electronic health record system

Capturing of health data and features of health information system, Paperless Hospital, Cloud-based HMIS, Medical Transcription

e-Commerce

e-gateway for buying Health Insurance and serving patients, e-pharmacy, Social media Marketing for Healthcare services

Technology in Digital Health

Information Technology

Informaton concepts and quality of information

DBMS, ERP system on health care

Overview of DBMS and SQL, Concepts of ERP system. Applications of SCM and CRM in health care system, e-tender and e-logistics

Applications of AI in health care

Discussions on artificial intelligence, expert system, neural network and virtual and augemented reality, robotics

Health care data analytics

Operational, clinical and financial data analysis, for example, a) Operations: patients wait time, patient satisfaction, cross department utilization, b) Clinical: hospital incidence, disease dashboard, recovery and death statistics, c) Financial: payer performance, physician performance, referral channels, expenses incurred. Applications of data warehousing, OLAP, data mining and big data analytics. Overview of Tableau

e-health

Demonstration of top digital health products, mobile applications, Role of Big data, Blockchain, 4-d Printing in healthcare, Digital platforms for teaching-learning for Medicos and other Health professionals – Computational Simulations, Modeling and Machine Learning

Security

Confidentiality, integrity and availability of information, data encryption and decryption, Hospital Building Automation and Management, Digital Security systems used to protect patient & Hospital Infrastructure

Digital health market and National and International initiatives in digital health

Global Digital Health Market

A conceptual study of global digital health market and key players and category of offerings, overview of startups in the digital health sector

Government initiatives in digital health

Discussions on different digital health portals of government, national digital health mission, understanding of applications namely, CoWin, eRaktKosh, eSanjeevani, eHealth etc.

WHO Guidelines on digital health

WHO guidelines on digital health, ITU WHO focus group AI for health

Digital health regulatory compliance

Electronic health records standards, Digital information security, Patent, copyright and trademarks

Challenges

Digital divide, digital literacy, connectivity

Case studies

Discussions on different applications of digital health

Programme Type - UG

Duration - 3 years

Fee Details

  • Kolkata

Kolkata Admission + Alumni Fee of INR 45,000/- to be paid during Admission

Payment Date

Lump Sum PaymentYearly Payment Payment DeadlineSemester Payment
Within 15 days of Admission INR 2,93,000 INR 1,59,300 INR 86,000
By 30th Nov, 2021 INR 86,000
By 31st May, 2022 INR 95,600 INR 51,600
By 30th Nov, 2022 INR 51,600
By 31st May, 2023 INR 63,600 INR 34,400
By 30th Nov, 2023 INR 34,400
Total Fees: INR 2,93,000 INR 3,18,500 INR 3,44,000

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