Enhancing the Health Workforce Through Innovation
Many health systems today are sorely lacking the necessary health infrastructure and personnel to scale basic services nationwide and achieve the ambitious goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. Global health systems are projected to face a shortage of 18 million health workers by the end of this decade, and worsening trends in health workforce burnout due to COVID-19 threaten to exacerbate this shortfall even further. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome these capacity constraints if leaders are willing to look past conventional approaches and embrace digital tools to resource, support, and empower health care providers for the future. Join the American College of Cardiology and partners at the NCD Alliance and World Heart Federation as we:
• Illustrate that health coverage alone does not guarantee access to care and highlight the need for attention to the health workforce.
• Share examples of how technology is supporting global health workforce training.
• Highlight case studies of successful implementation of technology at the front lines of care delivery can support better management of noncommunicable diseases in communities.
• Provide policy makers with concrete ideas of how workforce issues can be addressed through task shifting, training, and through supportive technology.
Dr. Tom Frieden, CEO – Resolve to Save Lives
Dr. David Rhew, Global Chief Medical Officer & VP Healthcare – Microsoft
Ms. Tracey McNeill, Director Primary Health Care – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Lobna Salem, Chief Regional Medical Officer – Viatris