DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR: BENEFITS THROUGH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES & PARTICIPATION
1 Berlin School of Economics and Law (GERMANY)
2 Technical University of Berlin (GERMANY)
3 Women´s Computer Centre Berlin, FCZB e.V. (GERMANY)
4 ASH Berlin International (GERMANY)
5 Bildungszentrum Ruhr / Bildungswerk e.V. (GERMANY)
About this paper:
Conference name: 16th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-8 March, 2022
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:This article contains three exemplary research and development projects that are located in the field of education & digitalisation and that are related specifically to the training professions in the nursing and health care sector. Two of these projects are funded by the current funding line "Digital Media in Vocational Education and Training in the Health Professions (DigiMed)" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The third project is a summary of an elaborate pilot study with prospective doctors and nurses in further and continuing education. All three projects share the common goal of using transformative (participatory) media in vocational training to make health care more effective and up to date.
An important aspect that many of these funded projects (and beyond) are focussed on, is the desire to involve the nursing actors – i.e. the nursing managers, nursing teachers, practical instructors and/or nursing trainees – in the development of the respective digital offers. The background to this participatory strategy is to "implement" everyday nursing care as practically as possible in the digital landscape with and for the participating actors from the nursing schools and health care institutions.
Thus, the following research questions are the foci of consideration:
DIGITAL OFFERS: Which digital and transformative offers support health care institutions and nursing schools particularly effectively with regard to the nursing training professions?
PARTIZIPATION: What degree of participation is necessary to implement the contents of the digital offerings with the actors of the health care system particularly successfully?
DIVERSTIY: How can diversity issues or diverse status groups be successful taken into account in the (participatory) content design of the digital offerings?
The development and expansion of knowledge and competences of healthcare professionals has so far mainly taken place in a classic and analogue form, e.g. through presence-oriented further and advanced training courses. A successful digitisation strategy in the care and health sector can only take place in close interaction with the (predominantly female) professionals. In order to implement the latest findings of medical research quickly and uniformly, future offers must remain transparent and designable for all status groups involved. In what follows, three best practice examples from the research landscape "Digitisation in the care sector" are presented.
Keywords: Health care sector, digital media, transformative technologies, research projects, digital teaching.