Saf Health Work.  2020 Dec;11(4):533-536. 10.1016/j.shaw.2020.08.003.

The Need for Developing Technology-Enabled, Safe, and Ethical Workforce for Healthcare Delivery

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  • 1Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, 140401, India

Abstract

Strengthening of the health system is a safety imperative, especially in a crisis as caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While there is a need for enhancing the number and skill sets of the public health professionals, especially the frontline workers, it will be prudent to use the digital health technologies, including artificial intelligence, in enhancing the capacity of the healthcare professional education and delivery. However, it has to be ensured that an ethical and safe approach is adopted to develop and use digital health technology and, ethically appropriate training is imparted, to enhance the capacity of the human resources for health, leading to an overall health system strengthening.

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Ethical capacity building; Ethical digital health; Fourth industrial revolution; Occupational health and safety; Technology-enabled human resources for health
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