HOW TO GET DIGITAL HEALTH INTO THE HEALTH CARE CURRICULUM: A FRAMEWORK MODEL WITH PHARMACY SCHOOLS
Well, I guess it's time to take a crack at trying to create a theoretical framework of how I would introduce digital health into the curriculum. Look, I've been a pharmacy professor for almost a decade, so that's my bread and butter and what I am going to use as a case example - but I have no reason this same approach couldn't be approached by other health schools (e.g., PA, NP, MD/DO, nursing).
So if you are interested to see the approach, read along. I think this will be beneficial for several groups:
For those that are academically focused, this might help get you thinking of how to role digital health content out in your programs.
If you are in the industry, a digital health-focused company, etc., this will still be of interest as it's your products and services that the next generation of practitioners are going to use, so you probably want to consider how we'll go about educating them on how to use your stuff. How will you align CEs and other training modalities into your marketing and commercial strategies will eventually come up. After all, getting FDA clearance is only the halfway point of getting the product to the market.
Now, this is following after a previous post of mine about current digital health offerings we are seeing and a publication by Ravi Patel and myself that thought about how to get digital health into the curriculum. This builds upon those offerings and offers a more theoretical model of actually doing something beyond a 101 or introductory course but actually breaking digital health into the formal curriculum. So let's get into it.
How to get Digital Health into the Health Care Curriculum: A framework model with pharmacy schools as a case example — The Digital Apothecary