Health care is an important industry in society for it promotes wellness and prevents sickness and death. There are some countries that are blessed with high-tech facilities that provide the best medical care services possible. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not have access to quality health services. In fact, majority of the human population does not receive appropriate medical attention and education, even those in first world countries.
A big concern for medical professionals is to provide people with seamless delivery, as well as necessary information regarding the prevention of contracting communicable diseases and promotion of the awareness for the socially stigmatized sicknesses, such as HIV/AIDS.
The industry recently discovered the many benefits E learning contributes to the enhancement of health care delivery and education. A good example would be the Health and Aids program’s implementation of an E learning strategy that expands the access to knowledge and capacity building efforts through the conversion of parts of its training program into online courses.
This gave the program the potential to widen the reach of their vital content to include audiences that otherwise would not have learned about them. Learning through web based courses implies that participants no longer have to spend the time and effort to travel just to receive an education. In fact, with this innovation, people will spend less time away from their work or homes and can take the course while they’re actually on the job or resting. The main benefit is that they can apply their new knowledge immediately, making the experience genuinely an “action learning”
The philosophy of electronic learning which the program adopted involves a collaborative setting for participants. The learners can comment on each other’s work and collaborate to come up with products during the course. This encourages and fosters peer-to-peer interaction and exchange of expertise, knowledge and skill which are all very powerful and significant in health care. Majority of the courses are facilitated, which means that there is a pinpoint person that facilitates and guides the exchange.
This philosophy is based on the modern adult learning pedagogic theory which explains that adults learn and retain more knowledge for longer periods of time if they are in charge of their own learning instead of being a passive student.
Aside from this program’s endeavor, there are a lot of other trends developing nowadays for elearning for health or eHealth. There are a variety of devices that are being developed to be used as tools for of patient care, records management, medical billing, and education. However, despite the increasing number and use of high-end solutions, a lot of experts agree that when it comes to eHealth, the best course of action is to “keep it simple”.
It is inevitable that health care and elearning would collaborate for the benefit of society, considering that both of them are highly dependent on the advancements or improvements in technology. In due time, eHealth will become a standard, and people from all over the world can enjoy the advantages of accessible, convenient and efficient health care.
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