101. Introduction to Digital Therapeutics and other Digital Tools in healthcare

  • Science-based

    Based on most recent advances and publications in this fast-paced environment.

  • Multidisciplinary

    Doctors, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians and e-patients will all complete the course with valuable new knowledge

  • Accredited

    You'll earn CE units and CME credits while learning with us.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define what “Digital therapeutics” are and their main differences with “Digital Tools” such as health and well-being applications

  • Learn about the actual role of digital tools in healthcare and define their value for patients and payors

  • Identify barriers to adoption of digital tools by healthcare providers and initiatives to address them

Instructor

Alexandre Chagnon

Pharmacist and co-founder @ Therappx

Alexandre Chagnon

Alexandre has a strong background in Digital health. First, he earned a Telehealth Certificate from Jefferson U in 2017. He is completing a postgraduate degree in Health Informatics at Université Sherbrooke. He is Canada's Digital health ambassador for Digital Health Today, a member of ISfTeH and a clinician-fellow at Réseau-1 Québec. He also sits on the Digital Therapeutics Alliance's Clinician Advisory Board. Finally, he is a co-author for 3 scientific publications on a telehealth platform he founded in 2015, supported by more than 200 clinicians in the province of Quebec.
Michael Cardinal

Head of Clinical Operations @ Therappx

Michael Cardinal

Graduating from University of Montreal’s Doctor in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program in 2017, Michael was soon recognized as a pharmacist committed to improving the care provided to the population and the renewal of practices in healthcare. Through his many engagements during his studies, he has been awarded with prizes and distinctions by the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI), the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and the Faculty of Pharmacy of Université de Montréal (UdeM).

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome in course 101

    • Instructor presentation
    • Objectives
    • Before we begin...
    • 101 Course notes (for you to download)
    • Introduction
  • 2

    Objective 1. Define what “Digital therapeutics” are and their main differences with “digital tools” such as health applications

    • Definitions, legal aspects and vocabulary
  • 3

    Objective 2. Learn about the actual role of digital tools in healthcare and define their value for patients and payors

    • Understand the digital tools growth in Canada
    • Actual place of Digital Tools in Canada health care setting
  • 4

    Objective 3. Identify barriers to adoption of digital tools by healthcare providers and initiatives to address them

    • Introduction to barriers
    • Recommendations and follow-ups
    • Tool developers background and integration in care
    • Side effects and effectiveness
  • 5

    Conclusion

    • A few words...
    • Relevant resources for you
    • Before going for the quiz, here are a few questions for us to improve

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