Medicine is in the midst of a shift never before seen. Information and technology are advancing at rates faster than our ability to adapt. These changes, along with social forces such as the health 2.0 movement, are redefining the role of the doctor and patient.
This course offers participants an engaging view of medicine and healthcare. “Medicine in the Digital Age” features interviews with:
- Eric Topol, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine (2012) and The Patient Will See You Now (2015)
- Roni Zeiger, former Chief Health Strategist for Google and CEO and Co-founder of Smart Patients
- Peter Killoran, Biomedical informatics and EHR usability expert
- Fred Trotter, Data Journalist and Author of Meaningful Use and Beyond (2011)
- David Wetter, Director of Innovation for Behavioral Health on Mobile Data to Knowledge (MD2K) center, for NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative
Medicine in the Digital Age maps out the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare in the networked age
Medicine in the Digital Age maps out the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare in the networked age. Experts from the Rice University explore the role of social media in healthcare communication, the uses of wearable technologies, the potential for big data to reshape health behaviors, the ethics of personalized medicine, and the impact of these new developments on the doctor-patient relationship. Participants gain an understanding of the connected health revolution and tools to critically analyze this evolving ecosystem.
No specific background is required for this course, but it is aimed at professionals who have (or would like to have) some amount of decision-making capability in their organization. This course is for leaders and aspiring leaders in healthcare and allied sectors including telecommunications, health insurance, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, device manufacturing, policy and government, investment, consulting and innovation.
The course is available on edX MOOC platform.