eHealth - CO816

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
(version 2)
View Timetable
7 15 (7.5) DR C Li







An overview of basic concepts related to eHealth and a perspective on current HIT (Health Information Technology) and innovation. Review of current healthcare related IT systems. The use of information technology for handling clinical data, health systems. Data representation and knowledge management. Security and privacy. Ethics and legal requirements of eHealth systems. Clinical decision support systems. TeleHealth tools for remote diagnosis, monitoring, and disease management. Delivery and monitoring platforms for both hospitals and home environment. Innovation in eHealth systems leading to start-up companies.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 22 hours
Private study hours: 128 hours
Total study hours: 150 hours

Method of assessment

Short Essay (2000 words) (25%)
Mini-project, undertaken and assessed on group basis, (25 hours) (25%)
Examination (2 hours) (50%)

Indicative reading

Karen A. Wager, Frances W. Lee, John P. Glaser,Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management, John Wiley & Sons, 2009
Tom Jones, Developing an E-Health Strategy: A Commonwealth Workbook of Methodologies, Content and Models, 2011
Martin Szomszor, Patty Kostkova, Electronic Healthcare: Third International Conference, eHealth 2010, Casablanca, Morocco, December 13-15, 2010
Joseph K. H. Tan, E-health Care Information Systems: An Introduction For Students and Professionals, John Wiley & Sons, 2005

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Understand eHealth and related concepts in the use of information and communications technology in healthcare.
Identify strategies for the design, implementation and evaluation of eHealth systems to a given problem.
Be able to understand the different frameworks for effective health information management and be able to evaluate how to apply a given framework for a specific purpose.
Be aware of the legal background, security and ethical issues related to eHealth systems.
Be able to present and deliver innovative solutions to a range of eHealth problems and to a variety of audiences.

University of Kent makes every effort to ensure that module information is accurate for the relevant academic session and to provide educational services as described. However, courses, services and other matters may be subject to change. Please read our full disclaimer.