Taught course

Digital Health Transformation

University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

  • A healthcare administrator, healthcare manager or healthcare professional who holds a primary undergraduate degree (NFQ, 2.2 honours or higher)


  • An applicant who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours or higher) in a health sciences discipline


  • An information technology specialist who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours or higher) with experience of working in a healthcare setting.


  • An applicant with at least five years work experience in a healthcare related industry who can satisfy the course admission team that they have the ability to complete and benefit from this course.

Applicants may be required to undertake an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Implementing large-scale change involving digital health technologies requires an organisation to prepare leaders who

  • are flexible, highly adaptable and motivated by outcomes that realise benefits
  • have the capacity to build patient-centred models of care, engaging with stakeholders to realise the benefits of digital technologies in health and social care to empower patients and enhance their experiences
  • can effectively and consistently engage with patients and staff, bridging cultural differences and managing varying attitudes to change
  • would be capable of directing the planning and deployment of resources in a digital transformation project
  • can build a business case for cooperating with process improvements and emerging digital technologies to facilitate information sharing in a more integrated care environment to improve clinical development and clinical outcomes
  • appreciate the need to capture and disseminate lessons from implementation and deployment of digital technologies

Could this be you? If so, you may wish to apply for the MSc. in Digital Health Transformation.


Taking cognisance of the social, legal, ethical and technical issues and ensuring compliance with the standards and regulations governing systems in the healthcare domain, this course aims to develop digital health transformation agents with the skills, knowledge and abilities to:

  • explore healthcare ecosystem developments, engaging patients, providers, payers, policy makers, pharmacies and pharmaceuticals (6Ps) to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing to realise the value potential of these innovative partnerships; and
  • lead core, adjacent and transformational innovations in a healthcare environment, taking a disciplined approach to advancing their understanding of exponential technologies (such as mobility, genomics, imaging and analytics) in order to realise the transformative power of digital disruptions

Programme Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and abilities to:

  • Understand the dimensions of a patient-centric health ecosystem in order to identify innovation potential.
  • Assess the potential of exponential technologies and digital services to facilitate collaboration and the sharing of information and knowledge to realise the benefits of an integrated care environment.
  • Determine how the healthcare industry can best leverage digital technologies to improve clinical development and clinical outcomes having considered information governance challenges.
  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and key concepts of developing and managing an innovation culture in a healthcare context.
  • Anticipate and plan for the acceptance and diffusion of transformational innovations among patient groups and healthcare employees.
  • Conduct data collection and analysis to inform the development of healthcare innovations.
  • Utilise user-centred design principles and methods in the development of innovative digital services.
  • Report on economic evaluations of health technologies.
  • Adopt rigorous evaluation methods to identify potential opportunities for incorporating exponential technologies in healthcare.
  • Understand the need for organisations to be agile in adjusting strategies as innovations

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Annette McElligott