The Future of Digital Health: Patient Monitoring, Wearable Sensors, and Big Data

Gain insights into the coming digital revolution in healthcare, and prepare for the opportunities and challenges.


June 8, 2017

8am - 12pm

$395 Includes tuition, course materials, parking and breakfast.


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About the Program

Recent advances in biosensors, nano devices, data analytics and wearable computing open up new frontiers in medicine. Aiming to connect all stakeholders to innovate healthcare at the intersection of emerging technologies and healthcare, this program introduces new advances in digital healthcare with a particular focus on the rise of wearable products and how they can reduce costs, improve outcomes and increase patient satisfaction.

As illustrated by many other industries, digital technologies create opportunities for new innovations and transform established practices. This program will look into wearable computing, biosensors, and data analytics that will enable physicians, caregivers and patients to cost-effectively prevent, diagnose and monitor health conditions; manage treatment; and enable timely communication and intervention.  We will also look into the adoption barriers, as well as marketing strategies for new products, not only in the US but also in overseas markets. These will be illustrated through research debriefings, executive speakers from hospitals, and lively debates featuring exciting startups as well as larger players.


This unique program is synchronized with San Diego’s leading edge on the wireless revolution, distilling the latest research and recent advancements from both the hospital side and the technology side. It aims to help participants gain insights into the coming digital revolution in healthcare, and prepare for the opportunities and challenges.


  • Healthcare providers, such as hospital managers, physicians, nurses and caregivers;
  • Solution providers to healthcare, such as medical devices, IT, consumer electronics;
  • Technology professionals, engineers, marketers, strategists, researchers;
  • Startups, entrepreneurs, consultants, and investors;
  • Patients, consumers or whoever cares about health.

How is This Course Different?

Deeply rooted in San Diego’s interdisciplinary community of medicine and technology, this program draws on a world class university and its award-winning research in medicine, bioengineering and management, and brings together the most innovative minds in academia and industry to exchange cutting-edge ideas about the future of medicine and wellness, as well as the enabling role technology will play to advance medical practice, improve health outcomes, and empower patients.


Dr. Kevin Zhu is a Professor of Innovation, Technology & Operations Management at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.

Kevin’s research focuses on innovation diffusion in global environments, economic impacts of information technology on firms and industries, new technologies in healthcare, supply chain management, software competition, technology-enabled innovations and integration of online and offline channels.

His research has been published in the top academic journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Marketing Science. He has held editorial positions at the top academic journals and co-chaired major conferences. He has been invited to give research seminars by more than 30 top universities. He also received several best paper awards in the field. He was awarded the prestigious CAREER Award by the US National Science Foundation for his research on digital transformation of enterprises. His work has been cited 6000 times by other scholars (Google Scholar).

He was the recipient of an MBA Teaching Award at the University of California and the Academic Achievement Award at Stanford University. Zhu received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.


*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time.  We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc.  Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.