May 5th 2015

Medicine in the Digital Age (edX)

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The future of healthcare is connected, patient-centered, mobile and social. Are you prepared for what lies ahead?

Medicine is in the midst of a shift never before seen. Information and technology are advancing at rates faster than our ability to adapt. These changes, along with social forces such as the health 2.0 movement, are redefining the role of the doctor and patient. This course offers participants an engaging, never-before-seen view of medicine and healthcare.

"Medicine in the Digital Age" features in-depth interviews with thought leaders in digital health, including:

- Dr. Eric Topol, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine (2012) and The Patient Will See You Now (2015)

- Dr. Roni Zeiger, former Chief Health Strategist for Google and CEO and Co-founder of Smart Patients

- Dr. Peter Killoran, Biomedical informatics and EHR usability expert

- Fred Trotter, Data Journalist and Author of ​Meaningful Use​ and Beyond (2011)

- Dr. David Wetter, Director of Innovation for Behavioral Health on Mobile Data to Knowledge (MD2K) center, for NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative

The course is intended for a general audience and is relevant to anyone working or interested in the emerging healthcare environment. At the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge to successfully engage with the future of digital medicine.

Medicine in the Digital Age maps out the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare in the networked age. We will explore the role of social media in healthcare communication, the uses of wearable technologies, the potential for big data to reshape health behaviors, the ethics of personalized medicine, and the impact of these new developments on the doctor-patient relationship. Participants will gain an understanding of the connected health revolution and tools to critically analyze this evolving ecosystem. Medicine in the Digital Age will launch a fresh conversation about what the future of medicine should be, and how we should get there. Join us!