Change is inevitable
“There’s nothing so stable as change”- Bob Dylan
The field of healthcare is evolving rapidly. We are the educators of the health professionals of tomorrow, and we need to help them provide the best patient care in this new reality.
Technologies that could previously have been described as science fiction – artificial intelligence and augmented reality, to highlight just two – are already used in the education of our students and the delivery of some patient care. “Data” is assuming enormous importance: personalized data about patients in their individual electronic health records provides a depth of history that their healthcare providers are expected to access and assess. Many patients have access to their genetic profiles. And all those health records add up to “Big data”, allowing population-level analysis of diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes.
Educators need to equip students with the skills to use these tools but also with the ability to shape their further development, debate their ethical and policy implications, and allow them to enhance and not replace patient care.
As educators, we need to help our future health professionals meet these demands, and we need to do this while the delivery of education itself is evolving. There are new ways of teaching, new platforms for learning, new methods of assessment, and new expectations from our students.
Introducing Innovations in Global Health Professions Education (IGHPE)
Innovations in Global Health Professions Education (IGHPE) wants to support the teachers of future health professionals. We believe that we can improve health outcomes by ensuring that the health professionals of the future – nurses, pharmacists, physicians and other allied health professionals – have access to the best quality education and can deliver the best possible care, no matter where they live or learn.
Our goals are to advance the science of learning in the health professions and to promote the implementation of innovation for sustainable improvement. Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) support us in our efforts to achieve these goals.
What do we offer you?
Our online platform is our hub for sharing practical innovations and new ideas in health professions education with a particular focus on new models of training and education of health professionals that lead to measurable improvements in outcomes for patients.
We invite you to share your ideas and welcome contributions from anyone with an interest in health professions education. We can help you share your work and ideas in a variety of ways, including recorded podcast or video interviews, guest blogs, and news features. These methods are particularly good for sharing reflections or telling the world about new projects or works in progress. Recent podcast interviews include reflections on electronic health records, AI and health informatics.
If you prefer a more formal academic approach, the IGHPE platform includes the IGHPE journal, providing peer-reviewed, platinum open-access publishing for authors and readers worldwide seeking to further the science of health professions education.
Our events include annual global conferences and smaller regional workshops that enable health educators to build networks and learn from leaders in health education. We provide complete open access to conference proceedings and supplementary material, including video recordings and podcast interviews with the presenters.
IGHPE also maintains an active social media presence – LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook – encouraging conversation and learning among everyone interested in the field of healthcare education. The ultimate mission of Innovations in Global Health Professions Education is to transform learning worldwide to improve health. Contribute to that goal today. Visit us at www.innoHealthEd.com or email us at info@innoHealthEd.com.