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2019/2020  KAN-CIHCV1601U  Digital Services and Innovation in Health Care

English Title
Digital Services and Innovation in Health Care

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 35
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care
Course coordinator
  • Mads Bødker - Department of Digitalisation
Main academic disciplines
  • Innovation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 11-02-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Identify and explain the theories, models, and techniques that were presented in the course, including their key terminology, underlying assumptions, and how the theories relate to one another.
  • Explain how the theories models, and techniques that were presented in the course were (or could have been) applied in the process of developing digital services.
  • Identify and present the requirements of digital services that can address challenges in the healthcare sector.
  • Apply user-centered design principles and methods as well as domain-specific knowledge to develop innovative digital services and tangible prototypes that illustrates it.
  • Develop and evaluate business models for digital services
  • Reflect on the process of developing a prescribed digital service through critical assessment and evaluate the results including how to mitigate the prevailing challenges as well as how to move ahead its commercialization.
Course prerequisites
To sign up send a 1-page motivational letter and a grade transcript to ihc@cbs.dk before the registration deadline for elective courses. You may find the registration deadlines on my.cbs.dk ( https:/​/​studentcbs.sharepoint.com/​graduate/​pages/​registration-for-electives.aspx )

Please also remember to sign up through the online registration.
Digital Services in Innovation in Health Care:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 4-5
Size of written product Max. 30 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If a student is ill during the regular oral exam, he/she will be able to re-use the project at the make-up exam. If a student is ill during the writing of the project and did not contribute to the project, the make-up exam can be written individually or in groups (provided that other students are taking the make-up/re-exam). If the student did not pass the regular exam or did not show up at the oral exam, he/she must make a new revised project/business plan (confer advice from the examiner) and hand it in on a new deadline specified by the secretariat.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

"Digital Services Innovation in Healthcare” is a capstone course that aims to integrate the specialization courses and to provide students a theoretical framework and practical skills in developing innovative digital healthcare services. Subsequently, the course is focused on the entire process of digital innovation from idea generation and prototyping to funding and new business development. Furthermore, the course emphasizes services that have high potential for generating enduring societal impact and value. Building on the relationships between theories and work practices from design, entrepreneurship, and information systems research, the course provides tools for understanding users and situated work in healthcare, generating new value- and business models, and translating them into lean innovations.

Description of the teaching methods
Group work and class
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given continuously and at the oral exam
Student workload
teaching 60 hours
preparation of class 90 hours
group project 200 hours
Final paper 70 hours
Exam preparation and exam 30 hours
Expected literature


Last updated on 11-02-2019