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Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems

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While many countries enjoy the benefits of modern healthcare systems and social and economic policies that improve life expectancy, many countries still have high maternal and infant mortality rates, struggle with infectious diseases, and face critical human resource shortages in healthcare. Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems addresses two major problems that threaten the health of the human race. 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 the world 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Foundations of HRM and Overview of Human Resources Planning in Health Care: The Theory!
    1. Chapter 1: Expanding the Boundaries of Healthcare Human Resources Planning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HEALTHCARE HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING
      4. LESSONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING AND HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
      5. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING LINKAGES WITH STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
      6. HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING AND WORKFORCE PLANNING MODELS
      7. THE UNIQUE ROLE OF CULTURE IN HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING
      8. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 2: Re-Theorizing Human Resource Management and Human Resource Management in Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM) NARRATIVE: THE CAREER OF THE HRM CONCEPT
      3. THE DISCIPLINED WORKER THESIS: THE POST-STRUCTURAL PERSPECTIVE
      4. MANAGING PEOPLE: THE LABOUR PROCESS PERSPECTIVE
      5. THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR: MANAGEMENT CONTROL AND PROFESSIONAL AUTONOMY
      6. HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Critical Factors for the Creation of Learning Healthcare Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
      4. LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS
      5. ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING VERSUS A LEARNING ORGANIZATION
      6. KEY BENEFITS OF LEARNING
      7. TYPES OF LEARNING
      8. ADAPTIVE LEARNING AND GENERATIVE LEARNING
      9. IMPORTANCE OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (KM) FOR LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS
      10. THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
      11. KNOWLEDGE
      12. KNOWLEDGE CREATION
      13. CREATING LEARNING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
      14. DISCUSSION
      15. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      16. CONCLUSIONS
  8. Section 2: Addressing the Health HR Shortage: Retaining & Recruiting Health Care Workers. The Challenge!
    1. Chapter 4: Understanding How Incentives Influence Motivation and Retention of Health Workers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND AND CURRENT UNDERSTANDING
      3. EVIDENCE ON INCENTIVES
      4. REVISITING MASLOW
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Managing and Motivating
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPROVING THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
      4. MANAGING AND MOTIVATING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
      5. THE RESEARCH CONTEXT
      6. SCALING UP: NOT JUST NUMBERS
      7. THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
      8. BURNOUT AND DE-MOTIVATION
      9. JOB DISSATISFACTION AND ATTRITION
    3. Chapter 6: Recruitment and Retention of Healthcare Professionals for the Changing Demographics, Culture, and Access in Canada
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ISSUES
      4. ISSUES WITH THE CURRENT CANADIAN MEDICAL SYSTEM
      5. ISSUES WITH KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER ACROSS BORDERS: FOREIGN-TRAINED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
      6. INTERNAL ISSUES: SHORTAGES OF EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES, AND FUNDING
      7. TAKEN FOR GRANTED: WASTED HUMAN CAPITAL‑THE IMPORTANCE OF FOREIGN-TRAINED PROFESSIONALS AND IMPLICATIONS OF BRAIN WASTE
      8. LOCATION OF PRACTICE: URBAN OR RURAL?
      9. RESOLVING THE INTERNAL PROBLEM: UNEVEN DISTRIBUTION OF DOCTORS IN RURAL VERSUS URBAN AREAS
      10. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Ehealth and Health Informatics Applications: Case Studies and Examples from Around the World. The Practice!
    1. Chapter 7: Information and Communication Technologies in the Spanish National Healthcare System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HEALTH CARE IN SPAIN AND THE SPANISH NATIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
      4. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE SNS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 8: Primary Care through a Public-Private Partnership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PRIMARY CARE THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
      5. INNOVATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF HMRI
      6. THE ORGANIZATION
      7. MONITORING AND EVALUATION
      8. CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTATION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 9: Assessing Risk in Healthcare Collaborative Settings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COLLABORATIVE SETTINGS AND RISK ASSESSMENT
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
    4. Chapter 10: Tailor-Made Distance Education as a Retention Strategy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. E-LEARNING AND DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM AT CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY, THAILAND
      5. THE GOAL
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 11: The Impact of Telehealth on the Healthcare Workforce
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TELEHEALTH
      4. EVIDENCE FOR THE IMPACT OF TELEHEALTH ON WORKFORCE
      5. TOWARDS SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 12: Assigning People as Number One Priority
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: PARTNERSHIPS AND THE RELEVANCE FOR HEALTH CARE
      3. RESEARCHING WITH PATIENTS AND WITH COMMUNITIES
      4. PARTNERSHIPS IN SOUTH AFRICA
      5. A CONCEPTUAL MODEL
      6. THE CHALLENGES OF RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP
      7. REFLECTIVE DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4: New Types of Human Resources: New Ways of Working. The Future!
    1. Chapter 13: Demystifying E-Health Human Resources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE E-HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES CHALLENGE
      4. THE NATURE OF E-HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: THEIR COMPETENCIES, THEIR ROLES, AND THEIR WORK
      5. THE PRODUCTION OF E-HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
      6. DEFINING AND EXECUTING A HUMAN RESOURCES STRATEGY FOR E-HEALTH: A SURVEY OF E-HEALTH HR STRATEGIES
      7. A STRATEGY FOR E-HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES
    2. Chapter 14: The Health Informatics Professional
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DRIVERS OF HEALTH INFORMATICS
      4. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Interprofessional Care and Health Care Complexity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ADAPTIVE CYCLES AND THE ADAPTIVE INTERVENTION AND MANAGEMENT MODEL
      5. CASE STUDIES OF HIM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND UNDERGRADUATE PREPARATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 16: Hu Resources Replaces Human Resources in Health Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CO-EVOLUTION
      4. EQUIVALENCY
      5. TIME LINE
      6. PLAY
      7. INTERFACE
      8. WET HU REACTION
      9. CONTINUOUS WITH DERIVATIVES
      10. NEW HABITS
      11. RISKS
      12. LEARN ABOUT CHANGE AND INTELLIGENCE
      13. PRIVACY
      14. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors