E-Learning Experiences in La Ribera Health Department

E-Learning Experiences in La Ribera Health Department

Juan Vicente Izquierdo Soriano (La Ribera University Hospital, Valencia, Spain), Felix Buendia Garcia (Politechnical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain), Jose Luis Ortega Monzo (La Ribera University Hospital, Valencia, Spain) and Eduardo Tabernero (Alba, La Ribera University Hospital, Valencia, Spain)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/jitr.2014040102
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Abstract

This paper shows how the training of health professionals is improving thanks to the use of new technologies, in particular e-learning. This type of technology is widely used in medical education and there are multiple research works that report its effective deployment by health professionals and students. However, there is a need to incorporate e-learning platforms and online methods in healthcare organizations through a systematic and rigorous approach what is proposed in the current work. This approach has been applied since 2009 in the context of La Ribera Health Department implementing a high number of e-learning experiences. The obtained outcomes reveal how useful have been these experiences to promote an organized and effective professional training.
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Background

La Ribera Health Department consists of various health centers with more than 1.500 healthcare professionals in the region of La Ribera (Alzira- Spain) Figure 1 shows the geographical location of this department, with the flagship La Ribera University Hospital, first practical example of a successful model for the comprehensive management of the public health, based on the strategic partnership between a group of leadership companies (Ribera Salud II UTE-Ley 18/82) with the Generalitat Valenciana, with the aim of providing new solutions to the public health sector model.

Figure 1.

Health centers in La Ribera Health department

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