Deputy Chief Technology Officer,
NC Department of Health & Human Services
Digital health continues to experience explosive growth as technology is positioned to provide solutions to lower costs while also increasing accessibility, quality and outcomes in health care. In this course, students will be introduced to patient engagement, population health, digital therapies, and numerous other areas within digital health; learn about interoperability standards driving data sharing and interconnectivity across the health care industry; review the regulatory bodies defining standards of care, along with understanding the privacy and security laws governing the use of health care data. The course includes a project prototyping and pitching a digital health solution. We will also hear from industry experts who will participate as guest lecturers with opportunities for students to ask questions.
The course includes a semester long project prototyping and pitching a digital health solution. We will also hear from industry experts who will participate as guest lecturers with opportunities for students to ask questions.
By the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Describe digital health and elements of the interdependent healthcare system
- Identify and describe the areas within Health IT
- Identify and define the interoperability standards
- Describe current emerging technologies and use cases within digital health
- Understand privacy and security laws related to health IT
- Develop prototype presentation and sales pitch skills
Time: Mondays 9:20 AM - 10:35 AM
Credits: 1.5 Hours
Instructor: Corey Mercy
Office Hours: Virtual office in Sakai and before/after class period by appointment only
- Introduction to Digital Health concepts
- Patient engagement and consumer health
- Diagnostics and digital Therapies
- Health access, delivery and populations
- Patient data protection
- Emerging Technologies
Course text: readings from carefully selected scholarly articles, government documents and other sources as assigned.
Readings: Pereau, K. & Lenson, B. (Eds.). (2019). The Digital Health Revolution. Loa Angeles, CA: TranscendIT Health. ISBN-10: 0578409720
Sonnier, P. (2017). The fourth wave: Digital health - a new era of human progress. San Diego, CA: www.StoryofDigitalHealth.com. ISBN-10: 9781976791550 ISBN-13: 978-1976791550
Sakai: We will use Sakai (https://www.unc.edu/sakai/) in this course to submit assignments, return grades, share lecture notes, provide access to assigned readings and other class resources.
- Analyze market and develop a technology proposal
- Identify problem you're trying to solve
- Define business and technical requirements
- Identify tools used to build product offering
- Build prototype - mock up UI, and other functionality
- Estimate development effort and cost; startup cost
- Present project to a panel of industry experts.
Present project to a panel of industry experts.