COMP06288 2020 Introduction to eHealth

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to eHealth
Transcript Title
Introduction to eHealth
Code
COMP06288
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Padraig McGourty
Programme Membership
SG_SINFO_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SINFO_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SPRAC_E06 202000 Certificate in Practices in Health Informatics
Description

This module introduces students to the concepts of eHealth, mHealth and related concepts in the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare. It explores the development of eHealth/mHealth systems and the challenges and issues around their development and roll out. The student will examine the current ICT infrastructure within the Irish healthcare system and look at the eHealth strategy and future plans. Students will also examine the benefits of successful implementation of eHealth systems and the benefits for patients and practitioners within the healthcare system. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Understand eHealth, mHealth and related concepts in the use of information and communications technology in healthcare.

2.

Describe ways in which eHealth, mHealth and Telecare technologies could be developed, tested and applied within health related areas

3.

Understand eHealth strategy within the Irish health system

4.

Examine the requirements and components of an eHealth Ecosystem.

5.

Explain the importance of Cloud and Mobile technologies in eHealth systems.

6.

Identify the steps in the design and development of eHealth systems.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using a combination of theory based online lectures, online computer based workshops and self-study. The student's learning will be supported by a range of supplemental content available on the module page in the institutes' VLE (Moodle). This supplemental content will include notes, practical manuals and videos. 

The principles of UDL will underpin the design of all module content to ensure maximum accessibility for all learners. 

Module Assessment Strategies

The student will be assessed by means of both summative and formative assessment. The summative assessment will consist of a set of moodle quizzes to test the students theoretical knowledge. The will also be two projects the first of which will ask the student to evaluate technologies currently been used within healthcare system, the second will be built around a proposal for the development of an eHealth system. Students will also be asked to complete a final exam.

The student will also have access to online self-assessment quizzes as part of the formative assessment. These quizzes will allow the student to monitor their own progress on the module as well as identify any knowledge gaps they may have.

Repeat Assessments

Where the student fails to achieve the pass mark in the module the student may be asked to resit the final exam, re-sit the moodle quizzes and/or resubmit the projects detailed in the assessment section. 

Indicative Syllabus

1. Understand eHealth, mHealth and related concepts in the use of information and communications technology in healthcare.

  • Introduction to eHealth
  • Introduction to mHealth
  • Current use of information and communications technology within heathcare

2. Describe ways in which eHealth, mHealth and Telecare technologies could be developed, tested and applied within health related areas

  • Electronic Health Records
  • e-Prescribing
  • Telehealthcare
  • Telemedicine
  • Mobile Apps and Health
  • Wearables and their applications in health monitoring
  • Social Media and Health

3. Understand eHealth strategy within the Irish health system

  • Healthcare ICT in Ireland
  • Government eHealth Strategy for Ireland
    • Individual Health Identifier
    • Electronic Health Records
  • Benefits of eHealth for the Irish Health System

4. Examine the requirements and components of an eHealth Ecosystem.

  • What is an ecosystem
  • Components of an eHealth ecosystem
  • The Benefits of an eHealth ecosystem

5. Explain the importance of Cloud and Mobile technologies in eHealth systems.

  • Cloud Technologies and eHealth
  • Mobile Technologies and eHealth

6. Identify the steps in the design and development of eHealth systems.

  • Development Lifecycle for Health related technologies
  • Planning an eHealth Project
  • Design of an eHealth System
  • Development of an eHealth System
  • Implementation of an eHealth systems and the challenges associated with rollout.
  • Legal and Ethical Implications of eHealth systems

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Moodle Quizzes Continuous Assessment Open Book Exam 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 eHealth - Technology Evaluation Project Project Assignment 20 % Week 6 2,4,5
3 eHealth - Systems Development Project Project Assignment 20 % Week 13 5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Distance Learning Suite Online Computer Based Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Offsite Student Self Study 7 Weekly 7.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2009-02-24 Telehealth in the Developing World IDRC
ISBN 9781853157844 ISBN-13 1853157848

Health care is primarily about people-to-people interactions. It is about understanding, diagnosis, physical contact, communication, and, ultimately, providing care. By bringing people together, telecommunication technologies have the potential to improve both the quality of and access to health care in the remotest areas of the developing world. Telemedicine offers solutions for emergency medical assistance, long-distance consultation, administration and logistics, supervision and quality assurance, and education and training for healthcare professionals and providers. This book aims to redress the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It presents real-life stories from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is rich in practical experience and will be of interest to health professionals, development workers, and e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80% of the world's population.

Recommended Reading
2012 EHealth Applications
ISBN 0415888174 ISBN-13 9780415888172

"This volume explores current use of interactive communication (or eHealth) applications to promote behavior change. It focuses on the use of these technology-based interventions for public health promotion and disease prevention, takinga population-based approach. The chapters included herein provide overviews of key interactive health communication applications; present research examining a variety of technology-based applications, including computer, Internet, and mobile; and offer observations and reflections on this growing area, including dissemination of programs and future directions for the study of interactive health communication.Providing a timely and comprehensive review of current tools for health communication, eHealth Applications is a must-read for scholars, students, and researchers in health communication, public health, and health education"--Provided by publisher.

Recommended Reading
2016-11-10 Introduction to Smart Ehealth and Ecare Technologies CRC Press
ISBN 1498745652 ISBN-13 9781498745659

Both the demographics and lack of resources in the health and well-being industry are increasingly forcing us to find alternative solutions for individualized health and social care. In an effort to address this issue, smart technologies present enormous potential in solving this challenge. This book strives to enhance communication and collaboration between technology and health and social care sectors. The reader will receive an extensive overview of the possibilities of various technologies in care sectors (including ICT, electronics, automation, and sensor technology) written by experts from various countries. It will prove extremely useful for engineers developing well-being related systems, software, or other devices that can be used by professionals working with people with specialist needs, well-being and health service providers, educators teaching related courses, and upper level undergraduate students and graduate student studying related topics. The technology focus of the book is widespread and addresses elderly care and hospitals, in addition to solutions for various user groups, devices, and technologies. Beyond serving as a resource for nurses and people working in care sector, the book is also meant to give guidelines for engineers developing person-centered systems by exploring the integration of these technologies into service systems.

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