Guest Lecture by L. Tudor Car on The future of digital health education: an overview of competency frameworks and training programs, 2 March 2021

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

About Lorainne Tudor Car

Dr Lorainne Tudor Car is an Assistant Professor of Evidence Based Medicine at LKCMedicine, NTU Singapore and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Lorainne is a Cochrane Public Health and Campbell Knowledge Translation and Implementation methods editor. She is a methodological lead for a global evidence synthesis initiative on digital education for healthcare workforce development for the World Health Organization. Her research interests include digital health interventions for knowledge translation and patient education, the use of conversational agents in healthcare, global public health, disease burden and novel evidence synthesis methodologies.

About the Lecture

The Covid-19 pandemic has forcefully transformed the delivery of healthcare. Digital modes of delivery have become central to protecting patients and health workers. Even before the pandemic, digital health had been identified as one of the key enablers of healthcare improvement and for achieving the quadruple aim for the delivery of high value care. Unfortunately, many studies show that both healthcare professionals and medical students lack competencies for seizing the potential of digital health, with the majority not having received training. Thus, medical schools worldwide have been accelerating the introduction of digital health courses into their curricula. It is, however, unclear what competencies these digital health courses should focus on or what content, structure, mode of delivery or assessment they should entail. To address this gap, we completed scoping reviews on digital health competencies frameworks and training programs. I will present the findings of these evidence syntheses and provide recommendations for the development of new digital health courses.


Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 11:00 a.m. –  12:30 p.m. (Zurich time / CET)

We are pleased to invite you to join this guest lecture. Registration is not required. Please be aware that we will be recording this guest lecture and will be making it available in our teaching library. If you have any concerns about this, please contact Olivia Keller ( prior to the start of the guest lecture.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch, Assistant Professor for Digital Health, University of St.Gallen (HSG), and Scientific Director, Center for Digital Health Interventions (CDHI), ETH Zurich & HSG; Lead PI*

Prof. Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, MD, Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore; Lead PI*

Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch, Professor of Information Management, ETH Zürich Professor of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen; Advisory Board Member, CDHI, ETH Zürich & University of St.Gallen; PI*

Prof. Dr. Florian von Wangenheim, Professor of Technology Marketing, ETH Zurich & Advisory Board Member, CDHI; PI*

* Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

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