Digital Essentials Course



  • DefactoMed
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Digital Essentials: Digital In Healthcare Essentials online course

Upskilling in digital skills is crucial for healthcare professionals because it allows them to leverage technology to improve patient care, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. Digital skills can include using electronic health records, telemedicine, mobile health apps, and other digital tools to support diagnosis, treatment, and communication with patients. With the rise of digital health, healthcare professionals who are not proficient in digital skills risk being left behind in a rapidly evolving industry. Additionally, digital skills can improve career prospects and job satisfaction, as healthcare organisations increasingly value professionals who are adept at using technology to improve patient outcomes.


According to experts, within 20 years most jobs (perhaps as many as 90 per cent) in the healthcare sector will require some element of digital skills. All staff will require some degree of digital literacy. There are reasons to believe that the degree of digital disruption in healthcare may be greater than in any other sector. Healthcare professionals who don’t develop their understanding of new digital technologies and their implications for the sector are likely to get left behind by the digital healthcare revolution.

This course provides an insight into the various different impacts that different digital technologies such as:

  • Connectivity and social media
  • Cloud computing
  • Digital platforms
  • Big data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Wearables and connected devices
  • 3-D printing
  • Genomics
  • The internet of things
  • Augmented and virtual reality

all of the above have an impact on healthcare and medicine.

This online course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Digital – A Major Disruption in Healthcare
  • Power of Digitisation in Healthcare
  • Impact of Digital Technology in Healthcare
  • Realities of Digital Transformation in Healthcare
  • Digital Healthcare and Coronavirus
  • Digital Disruption in Healthcare Handbook
  • Digital Dictionary (PDF)
  • Digital Technologies in Healthcare – Short Guide (PDF)
  • Assessment

Learning outcomes

  • You’ll learn how by incorporating new digital technologies into even the most mundane and familiar objects used in healthcare every day, they can be transformed into something much more powerful and useful.
  • You’ll learn that new technologies bring with them new challenges and unwelcome consequences – including in relation to data privacy, the threat of cyber crime, the risk of false and inaccurate information, and the so-called ‘digital divide’ where certain groups – such as older people and others who are less ‘digitally-literate’ – may be unable to access healthcare services and resources.

Sample Certificate

Digital in Healthcare Essentials Sample Certificate by DefactoMed


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3.5 hours.




All medical practitioners and healthcare workers.


1 month from registration on LMS.