The Need for Digital Health Innovation
Intractable increases in health care costs and major advances in the digitization of health care have created new pressures and opportunities for service delivery innovation and new tools for research. Increasing volumes of digitized health and social data have also created a demand for data scientists and informaticians who are skilled in both the use and generation of these data from specialized software.
To capitalize on this paradigm shift, the Departments of Experimental Surgery and Experimental Medicine at McGill University are now jointly offering a Masters concentration in Digital Health Innovation. The aim of this program is to train a new cadre of clinician and informatic scientists to partner in developing and evaluating service innovation, new products, and new digital technologies, and in utilizing new high volume streams of clinical and health-related data from clinical systems, wearables, and social media.