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Leading Digital Health Transformation

Healthcare management

Course details

The Professional Diploma in Leading Digital Health Transformation (LDHT) is a nine-month, part-time, academic programme designed to provide insights into the evolving landscape of digital health, empowering participants to navigate through the complexities of connected health technologies, emerging innovations, and personalised health solutions. Tailored for busy healthcare professionals, this programme is delivered online and equips participants with deeper understanding of digital transformation in healthcare, through digital tools including data analytics, AI, virtual reality, augmented reality, remote diagnostics, 3D printing, and virtual care.

The learning outcomes for this programme not only offer pathways for enhancing leadership skills, leading projects, and staying current with industry trends but also, as noted by previous graduates, successful completion of this programme has resulted in expanded career opportunities. Join this future-focused programme to cultivate your digital mindset, capabilities, and expertise in designing impactful solutions for everyday healthcare problems.

Mode of delivery

The programme is delivered through a blend of online content and activities and live interactive sessions, offering a collaborative and supported student experience. All webinars last for one hour, workshops run for 2.5-3 hours and live sessions are recorded.

Our experienced team have the skills and technology to provide a rich and engaging online experience and to support and guide new students, no matter their level of technical ability.

You will have the opportunity to become part of an international, healthcare-focused, learning community, supported to engage through collaborative group work, team building and networking opportunities – benefiting from each other’s experience in a safe and supported environment.

Find out more about the Professional Diploma in Leading Digital Health Transformation curriculum below.





The Digital Leader – Leading Self, Others and the Organisation


Healthcare professionals and managers need the self-awareness to navigate and adapt to the demands of a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving digital healthcare environment. In parallel, they need to develop their interpersonal and relational skills to guide others towards accepting and embracing new ways of thinking, working and collaborating to improve healthcare delivery.

The aim of this module is to enable you to develop a broad understanding of the evolving digital environment and the challenges and opportunities it presents for transforming healthcare delivery.

Harnessing the Transformational Value of Digital Health


Professionals charged with leading digital transformation in healthcare require a solid understanding of what these technologies can achieve, the extent to which their organisations are ready to adapt so they can meet the challenges ahead, as well as an understanding of how to put in place these new systems and processes.

The aim of this module is to provide you with a solid understanding of digital technologies and approaches for assessing their potential value for transforming healthcare as well as how to develop a digital transformation framework.

Building and sustaining Strategic Collaboration to achieve Transformation: Patients, People and Partnerships


In order to develop and implement a long term and sustainable approach to digital healthcare transformation, healthcare professionals need to place the patient at the heart of their strategy, which involves articulation of a clear strategic vision, which is value based, appropriate, coherent, comprehensive and adaptive.

The aim of this module is to provide you with a clear understanding of the challenges and current thematic debates in delivering patient-centric approach to digital transformation, and enable you to develop an ability to critically evaluate and apply appropriate models for your particular context.

*ECTS: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognised (EC, 2020).

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to: 

  • Develop your capacity to understand how the application of digital technologies can transform health delivery in terms of operational efficiencies (organisational performance), efficacy (improved patient outcomes) and enhanced societal wellbeing.
  • Develop a critical understanding of current opportunities and challenges presented by the development of digital/data informed decision making for improving patient-centred and personalised healthcare.
  • Apply skills of assessing the future health needs of society and associate this appropriately with the trajectory of digital technologies as enablers of data-informed decision-making and real-life application across healthcare.
  • Develop competence in understanding and operating effectively in the digital health environment in terms of mindset, individual capabilities, organisational culture and ethics. Later includes critical appraisal of data sharing and the principles of shared standards in data governance in respect of digital health initiatives.
  • Demonstrate the ability to challenge assumptions and question processes in the development of effective policies, procedures and strategy.
  • Develop as a digital leader with the mindset, skills, insight, confidence and awareness necessary to lead, influence and collaborate with and develop others enabling the implementation of data and technology enabled digital healthcare initiatives.
  • Develop a digitally-oriented mindset which enables you to critically assess and reflect on the evolving digital healthcare environment with the capacity to evaluate your own strengths and areas for development and implement learning in practice.
  • Reflect on how to build the conditions for, and implementation of effective strategic collaboration (across the wider healthcare eco system) in support of data and technology enabled healthcare improvements (e.g. stakeholder buy-in, organisational efficiency, improved patient outcomes and well-being).

We are proud to be a recognised University of the National University of Ireland (NUI). All RCSI programmes are accredited by the NUI.

Recognition by Ministries and bodies in other jurisdictions must be determined by the individual applicants.

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Our team would be delighted to answer any questions you may have on this programme. Please contact us for more information.

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