Digital Health Leadership Training for Informatics Professionals
CDC’s I-LEAD curriculum combines courses and experiential learning activities to help current and future leaders build the health informatics skills and competencies they need to be effective in leadership and management roles.
This short course is an adaptation of the I-LEAD training aimed at increasing informatics capacity in Ethiopia to support the design and implementation of digital health programs.
Includes topics on the current state of public health informatics, in Ethiopia and globally, and how to take advantage of the opportunities that the digital revolution provides to transform public health.
Looking at “lighthouse projects” throughout Africa, where the innovative yet achievable use of technology can create real value for policy-makers and clinicians.
Key sessions will include:
- How do we use health informatics to solve problems?
- Leading and Managing an Informatics-Savvy Organisation
- Design thinking, using sound principles of digital development, and how agile project management fits in the public health context
- Open architectures, open standards, and systems interoperability
- Introduction to the HIS Sandbox and tips on how to evaluate and adopt existing solutions
- An overview of the effective analysis, interpretation, and use of data and a high-level introduction to data science techniques
The course will also provide an introduction to the Informatics for Leaders Community of Practice (ILCOP) and the mentorship program.
The course is aimed at people with a strong interest in strategizing, planning, designing, developing, and managing digital health projects to achieve better public health outcomes.
This may include:
- High-level ministry officials (Health, Information, and Technology, Financing)
- Ministry Data /Information Officer (regional and national level)
- Ministry Project Manager (regional and national level)
- Implementing Partner Technical Project Manager/ Technical Advisors
- University staff and students from informatics and related academic programs
- Apply skills learned to lead informatics problem solving and strategy development and execution for the Federal Ministry of Health in order to develop effective and innovative solutions to public health problems
- Identify and prioritize critical informatics gaps using the Informatics-Savvy Organization framework – workforce, systems, and policy/governance
- Describe system thinking and design thinking principles and how this relates to the HIS strategies and project planning
- Advocate for effective system design, development, implementation, and evaluation of HIS projects
- Explain the purpose of the HIS Sandbox and how it can be used to evaluate existing solutions for possible adoption
- Understand how to better utilize data, including an introductory overview of data science techniques