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Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems addresses two major problems that threaten the healthcare industry. The first of which is the lack of human resources in healthcare. We need to ensure that we have an adequate number of healthcare professionals who are highly motivated and properly trained. Furthermore, we need to ensure that they have the latest health technology at their disposal, which is the second major issue facing healthcare industry today. The world’s most respected scholars and practitioners describe their experiences and propose possible theoretical and practical solutions in this relevant and timely handbook.

Topics Covered:

  • Collaborative research model
  • Distance education as a retention strategy
  • E-health
  • Health informatics
  • Human resource management
  • Human resources planning
  • Humanotics
  • Learning healthcare organization
  • Recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals
  • Telehealth

Table of Contents:

  1. Expanding the boundaries of healthcare human resources planning
    Christopher L. Pate (St. Philip's College, USA), Nancy M. Leahy (St. Philip's College, USA), Leonard Leos (St. Philip's College, USA)

  2. Re-theorizing human resource management and human resource management in context
    Margitta B. Beil-Hildebrand (Independent Scholar, Germany)

  3. Critical factors for the creation of learning healthcare organizations
    Nilmini Wickramasinghe (RMIT University, Australia)

  4. Understanding how incentives influence motivation and retention of health workers
    Posy Bidwell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Stephen Thomas (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Silvia Stringhini (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  5. Managing and motivating: Pragmatic solutions to the brain drain
    Eilish Mc Auliffe (University of Dublin, Ireland), Ogenna Manafa (University of Dublin, Ireland), Cameron Bowie (College of Medicine, Malawi), Lucy Makoae (National University of Lesotho, Lesotho), Fresier Maseko (College of Medicine, Malawi), Mamello Moleli (National University of Lesotho, Lesotho), David Hevey (University of Dublin, Ireland)

  6. Recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals for the changing demographics, culture, and access in Canada
    Stéfane M. Kabene (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, France), Melody Wolfe (University of Western Ontario, Canada), Raymond Leduc (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

  7. Information and communication technologies in the Spanish National Healthcare System: Current status
    George Kontaxakis (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), José Luis Conesa (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Jorge Rodrigo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Isidoro Padilla (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Carlos A. López-Barrio (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

  8. Primary care through a public-private partnership: Health Management and Research Institute
    Sofi Bergkvist (ACCESS Health Initiative, India), Hanna Pernefeldt (ACCESS Health Initiative, India)

  9. Assessing risk in healthcare collaborative settings
    Pedro Antunes (University of Lisboa, Portugal), Rogério Bandeira (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Luís Carriço (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

  10. Tailor-made distance education as a retention strategy: The "learning at the workplace" program in Thailand
    Prathurng Hongsranagon (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)

  11. The impact of telehealth on the healthcare workforce: A global perspective
    Sisira Edirippulige (University of Queensland, Australia), Rohana Marasinghe (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka), Siti Noorsuriani Maon (University of Technology MARA (UiTM), Malaysia), Yoshikazu Fujisawa (University of Shizuoka, Japan)

  12. Assigning people as number one priority: Engaging with disadvantaged communities in healthcare research
    Walid El Ansari (University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom)

  13. Demystifying ehealth human resources
    Candace J. Gibson (University of Western Ontario, Canada), H. Dominic Covvey (University of Waterloo, Canada)

  14. The health informatics professional
    Keith Lui (The University of Western Australia, Australia)

  15. Interprofessional care and health care complexity: Factors shaping human resources effectiveness in health information management
    Kerry Johnson (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada), Jay Shiro Tashiro (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)

  16. Hu Resources Replaces Human Resources in Health Care
    Emmett Davis (Hennepin County [MN] Human Services and Public Health Department, USA)

About the Editor:

Stefane M. Kabene is a professor of management at the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health in Rennes and Paris, France. He is also the associate director of the Institute of Management and Doctoral Network at the same school. Among other functions, he heads the Executive health MBA (EHMBA) and works closely with the University of North Carolina for the development of The Executive Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH). His research interests are in management and leadership of healthcare organizations, push and pull factors and migrations of healthcare professionals, interprofessional collaborative practice teams and information and communication technologies in health. He teaches and gives speeches in the US, Canada and Europe.

Editorial Board

  • Candace J. Gibson, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Kendall Ho, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dag K.J.E. von Lubitz, MedSMART, Inc., USA
Publication Date: July 2010
Number of Pages: 378
ISBN 10: 1615208852
ISBN 13: 9781615208852
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