The Impact of Telehealth on the Healthcare Workforce: A Global Perspective

Citation:

Edirippulige S, Marasinghe R, Maon SN, Fujisawa. Y. The Impact of Telehealth on the Healthcare Workforce: A Global Perspective. In: Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems. Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems. IGI Global, 2011. 180-192. Web. 9 Jun. 2017. ; 2011. pp. 180-192. .

Abstract:

he pressures on the health workforce have a profound impact on the quality of care. The solution to health workforce issues is a global concern and governments and health systems around the world are seeking solutions to the problems of worker shortages and access to health services. Education and training of more doctors, nurses, and other health professionals require long-term policy changes, funding, and infrastructure development. Telehealth has been identified as an alternative solution to address some of these critical issues and this chapter outlines the potential of telehealth to address some challenges facing the health workforce. The discussion will provide evidence for feasible and effective adoption of telehealth solutions.

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