The technology horizon: Preliminary review on technologies impacting the future health and social care workforce – Centre for Workforce Intelligence – 10 October 2013

Posted on October 11, 2013. Filed under: Health Technology Assessment | Tags: , |

The technology horizon: Preliminary review on technologies impacting the future health and social care workforce – Centre for Workforce Intelligence – 10 October 2013

“The Centre for Workforce Intelligence’s Horizon Scanning team has today published a paper designed to stimulate thinking around the impact of future technologies on the health and social care workforce.

The technology horizon: Preliminary review on technologies impacting the future health and social care workforce has been compiled from a literature scan across 28 selected initiatives or agencies from the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment and aims to provide a starting point to consider factors that may influence the requirements, numbers and proportions of the future workforce.

Developed with a team from the University of Manchester, it considers new and emerging technologies that are likely to impact the health and social care workforce which have been pooled into five emerging themes.

therapeutic technology – technologies used in the treatment of disease and injury, including pharmacological, surgical and psychological therapies
diagnostic technology – technologies for identifying diseases and other conditions
enabling technology – technologies that mitigate the impact of disease or disability
preventive technology – technologies that reduce the risk or severity of illness and injury
organisational technology – technologies supporting alternative health and social care delivery configurations and organisational design.

The purpose of the research is not to predict technological developments, but to identify possible areas of change, that may influence the requirements, numbers and proportions of the future workforce, and could stimulate changes in education and training, multidisciplinary working or priorities and practices.

Further research will include greater analysis of the trends and drivers identified in this report, and the CfWI will work with expert stakeholders to examine the workforce implications in more detail.”

Advertisements

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: