Journal of Computer Science

E-Learning Initiative Capacity Building for Healthcare Workforce of Developing Countries

Nurhizam Safie and Syed Aljunid

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.583.591

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 5

Pages 583-591


This study aims to explicate the strategic utilisation of e-learning is of upmost significance as e-learning plays a pivotal role in the improvement of healthcare learning and knowledge transfer, especially in developing countries and in pursuing of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Rapid technology changes in the learning and knowledge transfer landscape markedly, the swift pace of e-learning leaving healthcare providers no choice if they want to remain competitive. Human capital, an important element in contemporary employee relations scenario, has become the most significant competitive advantage in healthcare delivery systems. As such, healthcare providers need a new strategy for learning and training of their employees. Besides, the knowledge and competencies of healthcare providers are not only vital component but also essential to the quality of care and health of the society. Thus, these rationales exert that today’s healthcare providers are embracing e-learning. The benefits of e-learning are extremely compelling. They include a reduction in costs associated with employee travelling; reduction in time spent away from the patients and reduced learning times. Also, this study describes the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) strategies, best practices and experiences in delivering e-learning to healthcare workforce of developing countries.


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