Overview

Are you Ready for the Future of Healthcare?

Globally, healthcare costs and demand show no signs of abating with aging and rising prevalence of chronic diseases. Digital health innovations are eagerly looked upon as the panacea to affordable, accessible, high-quality healthcare. While digital health innovations may empower individuals to “self-help” or be autonomous in their own care, the notion of holistic healthcare and the quest for optimal health and wellness require that care stays within the community, which in turn requires the support of a robust ecosystem.

This groundbreaking, interdisciplinary programme aims to examine the effects that technology, data analytics, law and insurance have on the future of healthcare, the risks involved and the role of healthcare leadership in a digital era.

Next Course Starts On18 Sep 2019 (Wed) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD19260.00* (as low as SGD1278.00* after maximum funding) Learn more
Duration

3 days per module

Level
Basic
Venue

Singapore Management University

Learning Objectives

A curated programme intended to enhance healthcare professionals’ knowledge and competencies to perform professionally and effectively in an increasingly digitised healthcare environment.

Topics/Structure

Module 1

Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Module 1: Conceptualising Smart Healthcare Solutions

Next course starts on: 18 Sep 2019 (Wed) (See complete schedule)

Overview

An aging population coupled with the rise of chronic disease burden and escalating healthcare costs necessitate new ways of delivering healthcare that would meet the service demands of healthcare users that are cost effective and sustainable in the long run.  Enabling technologies such as Internet of Things, chatbots and data analytics are making it possible to realise 4P healthcare, namely, Prevention, Prediction, Personalisation and Participation. Through a broad awareness of the care landscape and ecosystem, and smart healthcare examples in Singapore, we aim to equip participants with the ability to conceptualise smart solutions to solve healthcare problems.

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Module 2

Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Module 2: Analytics for Healthcare (Basic & Intermediate Levels)

Next course starts on: 18 Nov 2019 (Mon) (See complete schedule)

Overview

The future direction of Singapore’s healthcare will be redefined by the following paradigm shifts:

  • Move beyond Healthcare to Health – support Singaporeans to lead healthier lives through preventive health and disease management
  • Move beyond Hospital to Community – enable Singaporeans to receive appropriate care in the community and closer to homes
  • Move beyond Quality to Value – give Singaporeans best value, while keeping the system sustainable

This requires that healthcare providers and consumers of healthcare have pertinent information to questions such as how patients make choices between various healthcare service providers; what drives patients’ experience; what healthcare investments should be made that will lead to better patient outcomes; what are the qualities of medical practitioners that are most suited for different patient groups etc. This module aims to equip participants with the foundational competency to undertake healthcare data analysis at the basic and intermediate levels. 

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Module 3

Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Module 3: Analytics for Healthcare (Advanced Level) - Elective

Next course starts on: 09 Mar 2020 (Mon) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Building on the foundation of module 2, this module aims to equip participants with the competency to undertake healthcare data analysis at an advanced level, that will enable participants to obtain insights into various functional issues and to make informed decisions.  

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Module 4

Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Module 4: Legal Issues & Risk Management

Next course starts on: 20 Jan 2020 (Mon) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Healthcare is a highly regulated industry. There are many Acts regulating drugs, healthcare professionals, medical practices, research and more. What might be acceptable or widely practiced in other industries may not be permissible in health care.  With Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning being deployed to record / mine the huge amount of data that are now made available through the sharing of  electronic health records, remote monitoring / telemedicine, sensors attached to a patient’s body/house etc,  who owns the digital assets and how should healthcare professionals approach ethics and professional conduct?  Issues that revolve around patient confidentiality (hacking or leakage of health records), who owes the duty of care or is liable (if it’s a machine that provides delayed or misdiagnosis / prognosis / treatment due to errors in programming / network / electrical breakdown etc) would be discussed.

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Module 5

Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Module 5: Managing Partnerships in Digital Health - Insurers & Insurance

Next course starts on: 17 Feb 2020 (Mon) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Healthcare partners such as Insurers are in possession of massive amounts of data given the volume, type and amount of claims that they have to process on a very regular basis. If the data can be harnessed (with the right protections in place), it can help the industry deliver better care in terms of time (early detection), costs and choices / options, while reducing the possibility of fraud, redundant or excessive tests and treatments.

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Module 6

Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Module 6: Healthcare Leadership for a Digital Era

Next course starts on: 29 Oct 2019 (Tue) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Technology has transformed the way healthcare is provided.  What are the kind of skills and mindsets that healthcare leaders need to have in the digital age to drive transformation in the organisation and healthcare system that will address the varying needs of key stakeholders such as patients, employees, suppliers, and partners of healthcare organisations? 
 
This module will take participants through a process of understanding the impact of technology / digitalisation on the key stakeholders and at the same time, provide insights into how to manage the leadership journey. Focusing first on the leaders’ mindset, we propose a change from a "know-it-all" mindset to a "learn-it-all" mindset to enable the leader to set the tone in navigating in the digital world. From there, we will provide tools to help participants diagnose and overcome the barriers to the digital journey that key stakeholders are concerned with. We will also focus on formal means and informal means of influence as true transformation is only possible when goals are well aligned and stakeholders collaborate. 

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Who Should Attend

All experienced professionals who are involved with or have an interest in providing better healthcare services through enhanced knowledge and implementation of Digital Health initiatives.

 

Pre-requisites

Participants should have:

  • a degree from a recognised university; and
  • minimum 2 years working experience in healthcare or healthcare related sector

Assessment

There will be a variety of assessments for each module which include, but not limited to presentation, project and online quiz.  For each module, participants have to meet a minimum attendance rate of 75% and are required to complete the assessment.  Only upon passing of the assessment and successful completion of each module, will participants be issued a Certificate of Completion.

In order to be awarded with the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health, participants are required to complete the 5 core modules (o) within a maximum duration of 3 years.

Participants who have successfully completed module 2 and elective module 3 (o) will receive the additional Certified Healthcare Analytics certificate which will be given out at the graduation in October each year.

 

Learning Activities

Leveraging on SMU’s distinctive pedagogy for interactive, discussion driven and thought provoking seminar-style teaching, we aim to provide our participants with the ability to translate the learning and insights into practice at the workplace.  A variety of teaching methods such as experiential learning, role plays, case discussions, presentations, exercises, assignments and oral questioning will be employed by the programme’s faculty in the training sessions.  There will also be formal assessment for every module which serve to assess a participant’s understanding of the subject matter.

Fees and Funding

FULL FEEFee applicable to international participantsS$3,210.00* per module

For Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents

Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG FundingS$963.00* per module

FOR SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 YEARS & ABOVE

Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced SubsidyS$363.00* per module
For Singapore Citizens aged 35 years & above (13 years & above for Persons with Disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than SGD2,000Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 25% Workfare Training Support SchemeS$213.00* per module
For SMEs* sponsoring their employees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent ResidentsFee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (Please refer to below for ETSS criteria)S$363.00* per module

*(incl. 7% GST)

 

Fees Include:

  • Tuition
  • Instructor's fee
  • Course materials
  • 2 tea break refreshments per day (excl. lunch) during the module
  • 1 assessment per person for each module

Re-assessment fee at SGD481.50 (incl. 7% GST) per attempt, up to a maximum of 2 re-assessments per person for each module. Please note that re-assessment fee is not supported by the SSG Funding.

The first re-assessment has to be taken within 2 weeks after the notification of result. The first re-assessment will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy and conducted from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to SGD500) to defray part of the course fee.  With effect from 19 May 2017, SkillsFuture Credit claim will only be paid directly to the training provider from SkillsFuture Singapore.  Claim should be submitted via the Training Exchange (click here) and SMU Academy has to be informed on the Claim ID no. and claim amount in order for the correct payable course fee amount to be reflected on the invoice.  Please click here for the SkillsFuture Credit Booklet / User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit. 

Absentee Payroll

Companies who sponsor their employees for the programme are eligible to apply for absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.  For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs:

SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD100 million
  • Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
  • Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

Schedule

Start Date(s)
Intake Information
 Intake 1Status

Module 1: Conceptualising Smart Healthcare Solutions

18 – 20 Sep 2019 

Open for Registration

Module 2: Analytics for Healthcare (Basic & Intermediate Levels)

18 – 20 Nov 2019Open for Registration

MODULE 3: Analytics for Healthcare (Advanced Level)

09 – 11 Mar 2020 Open for Registration

MODULE 4: Legal Issues & Risk Management 

20 – 22 Jan 2020Open for Registration

MODULE 5: Managing Partnerships in Digital Health - Insurers & Insurance

17 – 19 Feb 2020Open for Registration

MODULE 6: Healthcare Leadership for a Digital Era

29 – 31 Oct 2019 Open for Registration

Additional Details

Programme Registration

Registrants are required to submit the following supporting documents via the registration system at the point of registration:

  1. Degree certificate (scanned copy); and
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae detailing working experience in healthcare or healthcare related sector; 
  3. Any other supporting documents e.g. company's recommendation letter

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