South Africa’s healthcare industry finds itself at a crossroads. Ballooning medical legal claims coupled with increasing doctor and nursing shortages are placing tremendous strain on the health system. However steps can be taken at the coal face to alleviate the stresses existing in hospitals and clinics.
The first of these is to address the medical staff dearth. To this end, the quality and reach of training will be key. If mistakes in the medical industry are to be reduced, it is essential that a data-driven approach, rather than speculation, is the focus.
- streamline processes
- provide new ways to monitor safety practices
- generate real-world evidence
- support decision-making in the medical profession.
Online training strategies that focus on individual learners or hospital/medical organisation-specific needs:
- result in greater learning and retention
- requires less time in training
- and ultimately, more effective health workers
New Leaf recently worked with a global clinical research organisation that provides outsourced clinical development and commercialisation to the pharmaceutical industry in 48 countries.
The company sought a digital solution that was:
- and embraced a “choose-your-own-adventure meets augmented reality” approach.
New Leaf was able to advise on a better way to launch the solution, splitting it into individual modules and decreasing the file size with the least amount of impact on the quality of the images and videos.
Because the learning solution is delivered digitally, it has enabled the company to deploy facilitators previously involved with delivery of the solution to other activities.
Through its online training programmes New Leaf aims to create organisational cultures noted for best practice and that reinforce patient safety.