CS980 – Digital Health Implementation

Credits 20
Level 5
Semester 1 & 2
Prerequisites N/A
Availability Possible elective
Contact Lectures: 22 | Labs: 22
Group Work: 40 | Homework / Private Study: 116
Assessment Two individual assignments worth 50%, and a 2-hour final examination worth 50%.
Resit A 2-hour examination.
Lecturer Dr Matt-Mouley Bouamrane

General Aims

This class will provide students with an in-depth understanding of NHS / health services delivery organisations, the innovation process lifecycle, the core technologies underpinning enterprise health IT systems, and the principles and best practice on how to design, implement, monitor and evaluate digital technologies to support health and/or social care delivery in practice.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this class participants will be able to:

  • understand the specific nature of Health Information Technologies enterprise systems;
  • understand Healthcare delivery organisations and the technology innovation cycle;
  • understand eHealth implementation at scale, including recurrent barriers and facilitators;
  • understand how Digital Health systems can support Care Quality Improvement and Integrated Care;
  • understand Health IT policy and procurement;
  • understand Digital Health Systems evaluation and appraisal.


Each of the following will consist of a 2-hour lecture, with corresponding lab and personal work:

  • Overview of eHealth
  • eHealth Implementation at Scale: the National Programme for IT
  • eHealth Implementation at Scale: Scotland eHealth Programme
  • International Perspectives on eHealth
  • Electronic Medical Records & Information Governance
  • eHealth Innovation & Change Management
  • Clinical Process Mapping & Sociotechnical Systems Design
  • eHealth Policy & Quality Improvement
  • Telehealth / Telemedicine
  • eHealth & Integrated care
  • eHealth Security
  • Understanding eHealth Procurement

Recommended Text/Reading*

* This list is indicative only – the class lecturer may recommend alternative reading material. Please do not purchase any of the reading material listed below until you have confirmed with the class lecturer that it will be used for this class.

From Patient Data to Medical Knowledge: The Principles and Practice of Health Informatics. Taylor, P. BMJ Books. 2006. ISBN: 978-0727917751 | Stocked at Amazon (Other retailers are available)