social network for companies. Can discuss ideas, share links, post news, ask questions, create private/public groups.
had 160,000 students signed up. Two-thirds from outside the US.
over 3,100 video on everything. Started in 2006 as a way to tutor his niece.
in 2010, University of Minnesota College of Education issued iPads to all freshmen, about 450 total.
Rethinking the Role of Work, Technology, and Rural Healthcare
Rethinking the Role ofWork, Technology, andRural HealthcareRural Alberta Management (RAM)Retreat 2012Stella LeeBlended Learning Leader,Global Learning TeamGolder Associates, Inc., Canada
Today’s aims• Discover new technologies, emerging trends, and good practices• Learn about how technologies affects your work and life• Explore opportunities to integrate that into your rural healthcare communities
Outline• Introduction• What is the future of work?• eHealth trends• Challenges and opportunities for rural healthcare• Questions and discussions
“Future shock is the shattering stress anddisorientation that we induce in individuals bysubjecting them to too much change in tooshort a time”-Alvin Toffler
“The Future has already arrived. Itis just not evenly distributed yet”-William Gibson
The future of work is:• Collaborative• Flat• Competitive
Today, teams use web-based collaboration tools towork together, anytime, anywhere• Collaboration tool: Google Doc (https://docs.google.com)• File sharing: Drop Box (http://www.dropbox.com)
The world is flat• “By flat I did not mean that the world is getting equal. I said that more people in more places can now compete, connect and collaborate with equal power and equal tools than ever before. Thats why an Indian in Bangalore can take care of the office work of American doctors or read the X-rays of German hospitals.” - Thomas Friedman
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Lifelong learning/informal learning become moreimportant and readily available• Open learning initiatives: Stanford AI class (https://www.ai-class.com/)• Video-based tutorials: Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org)
Remote diagnostics• AirStrip: remote patient monitoring via smartphones and tablets• Live streaming patient information from hospital monitoring system to clinician’s mobile devices• Information such as heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure
Challenges andopportunities for rural healthcare
Challenges facing rural healthcare professionals• Problems of scarcity and distance• More travel time to visit patients, fewer face-to-face visits• Communicating with other providers and specialists• Limited access to medical knowledge and research work• Lack of networking, learning opportunities
Opportunities: Technology enabled solutions• Email, Skype, social media for communication, consults and education• Community-based websites for medical information, collaboration, and bringing people together• Mobile apps and web conferencing tools for remote diagnosis and patient monitoring
Issues to consider:• Identify other institutions with common interests and goals• Collaboration among institution and individual providers• Integration with work flow• Effective selection of supportive technologies
The biggest challenges are organizational issues, nottechnology!• Lack of buy-in• Resistance to change• Lack of technical expertise
Getting it right• Spend time planning• Patient/clinician driven, not technology driven• Pilot testing• Allow for technical difficulties and delay• Have a backup plan• Ongoing training and support