Digital Health

Introduction and module objectives

Many aspects of digital technology affect service delivery in health, and are revolutionising many aspects of health and health care. This module will address issues including digitisation to reform service delivery, the role of ‘big data’, digital health (AI) applications, sharing information, and maintaining information security, and research. These are also issues of immediate concern for those leading clinicians, both for day to day delivery and strategic planning.  An international perspective will provide a unique chance to explore where systems converge and diverge in terms of the use of digital technology.

The objectives of the module are to ensure participants have a full appreciation of the opportunities of digital health, but anchored in appreciation of the financial and regulatory/legal and organisational challenges of leading change.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the role of digital technology in current service delivery and identify areas of concern and improvement.
  • Assess the strategic possibilities for health and health care of further development of digital capabilities, including Artificial Intelligence, and  big data
  • Explore how the use of digital technology in health and healthcare interacts with related development elsewhere, by other public services, and the private sector.
  • Assess how different levels of digital technology use in different jurisdictions can inform development in a particular context.


This is a fast moving area, in all aspects that might be considered in an analysis – political, economic, social, technical, legal, and environmental. Case studies form across the world will provide materials to consider how digital health opportunities are considered in specific contexts.

The three clinical leadership modules will develop links between the specific content areas to provide a coherent specialist programme to complement the general MBA modules.