Digital Health Communication
Designed by health communication research faculty and facilitated by professionals in the field of digital healthcare, Digital Health Communication Certificate is an exciting addition to the Drury Graduate College.

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Communication is made up four courses. Classes may be completed as stand alone units or combined to earn the certificate.


"Digital Health is Nothing Without Communication"

By John Nosta

Today, education can play a role in creating the communicators of tomorrow who can articulate the mission and vision that is necessary to drive innovation. Read more >>

Drury University’s  advanced graduate certificate in digital health communication is scheduled to begin on September 1st 2015. Digital Health is widely recognized as the future of healthcare wit ... more.

Who The digital health communication certificate was created by Jeff Riggins, an electronic health record consultant, and Dr. Curt Gilstrap director of graduate studies in communication at Drury.  Rig ... more.

I am a director of the digital health practice at Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm. If you ask my mother what I do, she will tell you “Sarah works for Facebook.” My father is wise and w ... more.

The advent of EHR software and the requirements to meet meaningful use have spurred a greater focus on the use of standardized code sets earlier in the patient care cycle.  Rather than jotting down CO ... more.

While recent studies trumpet the many virtues of electronic health records there are others warning of potential limitations.  One area of patient/physician communication that may be negatively impact ... more.

Drury University has created an innovative learning environment by employing online collaboration technology to bring the academic and professional worlds together.  Students enrolled in the digital h ... more.


The total number of jobs in the health care sector will increase by 5.6 million between 2010 and 2020. Many of these new positions will require employees to demonstrate competency with the application of digital healthcare concepts.


The limited number of participants per cohort (maximum of 16) provides the opportunity to tailor studies based on the specific areas of digital health communication of most interest to the individual.


Drury recognizes that educational programs must adjust to society's changing needs and that educational value resides not only in gaining knowledge but also in the practical application of knowledge gained.


All class meetings in the six course cohort program are delivered online using live WebEx meetings. Scheduled class meetings are recorded and accessible by participants at any time.


Drury's innovative program aims to bridge the digital health knowledge gap by bringing academics and professionals together in a dynamic accelerated learning environment while making full use of the technologies pertinent to digital health communication.