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Medicine in the Digital Age

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4 weeks
25 USD
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Course description

Medicine in the Digital Age

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, never-before-seen view of medicine and healthcare.

"Medicine in the Digital Age" features in-depth interviews with thought leaders in digital health, including:

Dr. Eric Topol, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine (2012) and The Patient Will See You Now (2015)

Dr. Roni Zeiger, former Chief Health Strategist for Google and CEO and Co-founder of Smart Patients

Dr. Peter Killoran, Biomedical informatics and EHR usability expert

Fred Trotter, Data Journalist and Author of Meaningful Use and Beyond (2011)

Dr. David Wetter, Director of Innovation for Behavioral Health on Mobile Data to Knowledge (MD2K) center, for NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative

The course is intended for a general audience and is relevant to anyone working or interested in the emerging healthcare environment. At the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge to successfully engage with the future of digital medicine.

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  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

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Course delivery details

This course is offered through Rice University, a partner institute of EdX.

2-4 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$25
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • How to identify the core areas of growth and disruption in digital health.
  • How to distinguish between hype and real opportunity in digital health.
  • How to identify major challenges facing doctors and patients as medicine transitions from analog to digital.
  • How digital health is re-defining the physician.
  • How to recognize the emerging role of the e-patient in health care.
  • How to critically analyze the risks and opportunities facing individuals and health organizations as they transition to the digital health space.
  • How to use Twitter like an expert to leverage public dialogue, both personally and professionally.

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