OECD report Empowering the health workforce: Strategies to make the most of the digital revolution

Digital technologies offer unique opportunities to strengthen health systems. However, the digital infrastructure, interoperability standards, and data sharing only provide the tools, which on their own cannot transform the health systems, but need to be put to productive use by the health workers. This report discusses how to engage and empower the health workforce to make the most of the digital revolution by building trust in the benefits of digital health technologies among health workers and patients; ensuring that digital technologies truly meet the needs of the health workers and their patients;advancing expertise and skills needed within the health sector for effective co-design, deployment, and use of digital health technologies;adapting payment systems and the organisation of work such that the health workers can timely and effectively start using the digital solutions and tools.

Read more: http://www.oecd.org/health/health-systems/Empowering-Health-Workforce-Digital-Revolution.pdf