The health care industry is facing the third evolutionary wave of IT digital technologies with implications so profound that analysts believe it is a new era of global computing.
During the next 10 years, a “digital thread” will unleash a seamless flow of data ranging from health care records and systems to patients interacting with care teams at any time and from anywhere. With the advent of the Internet as the bulwark of our modern economy, and mobile usage growing exponentially, all industries, including health care, are poised to benefit from the ubiquitous and real-time access to contextual information facilitated by the new technologies that are driving the digital transformation narrative.
But, there are practical challenges to achieving a robust and functioning digitally transformed future for the health care and one of the answers is health care workers: digital revolution will impact how health care providers diagnose, monitor, manage and track patient health, meaning the health care workers need to be vocationally engaged within digital transformation, which in turn refers to digital services inextricably linked in the health care service – delivery chain.
The need for digital skills is widely acknowledged but there is limited reference to the health professionals as also the existing digital health professional curricula are inadequate – there is the need to strengthen the educational curricula of health professionals and use continuous professional development programs to provide them with useful digital transformation training.
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GET4V includes 6 partners (Fundació Biomimetic Sciences Institute, CSI CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION, BIEDRIBA EUROFORTIS, Giosef Italy Giovani Senza Frontiere, APS ZAVOD APGA, Xenios Polis. Culture, Science and Action) from 6 different countries (Spain, Cyprus, Latvia, Italy, Slovenia, Greece).