The future impact of healthcare services digitalization on health workforce: The increasing role of medical informatics

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Abstract

The digital revolution is gradually transforming our society. What about the effects of digitalization and Internet of Things in healthcare? Among researchers two ideas are dominating, opposing each other. These arguments will be explored and analyzed. A mix-method approach combining literature review with the results from a focus group on eHealth impact on employment is used. Several experts from the WHO and from Health Professional Associations contributed for this analysis. Depending on the type of service it will entail reductions or more need of healthcare workers, yet whatever the scenario medical informatics will play an increasing role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-679
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume228
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventMedical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2016 at the Health - Exploring Complexity: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach, HEC 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 28 Aug 20162 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • eHealth
  • Health services digitization
  • Human resources for health
  • Internet of things
  • Medical informatics

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

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