Nov 28 2017 9:00 AM
To deliver quality care in the most efficient manner, health care workers must continuously refresh their technical expertise, or learn new skills that lead to academic or professional credentials for career advancement. Employers are challenged to provide training access to a 24/7 workforce that is delivering patient care in hospital, office, and community settings.
This panel presentation will highlight technological strategies and tools three health care employers are using to deliver skills training and professional development in the field and around the clock. They utilized Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund (HCWTF) grants for these projects.
MJ Ryan, Partners HealthCare: Funding from the grant allowed Partners to collaborate with College for America on a competency-based online health care certificate which was then delivered to a cohort of front line community health center and outpatient staff.
Susan Lysaght Hurley, Care Dimensions: The hospice service utilizes technology to orient and train clinicians and provides refresher skills training to staff via videos accessible on cell phones.
Judith Arneson, Partners at Home/Partners Home Care: Partners will share how they utilize technology tools to provide training and professional development to home care staff. They used grant funds to develop and test 5 interactive videos on palliative care.