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Maximising the world wide web for high quality educational and clinical support to health and medical professionals in rural areas
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 11:23 authored by Judith WalkerJudith Walker, Thomson, AN, Smith, P
Attracting and retaining medical and allied health professionals to rural and remote regions is a perennial problem, world-wide. It is exacerbated by the associated problem of providing high quality, cost-effective educational and clinical support to health professionals and trainees located in such areas. The world wide web is being used as a tool to address these twin problems to provide a means of communication, interaction and educational and clinical support to geographically dispersed and isolated pools of users. An interactive electronic notice board has been developed as a clinical problems' discussion forum to act as a venue for critical debate about clinical issues and to provide a searchable archive of information to assist in the management of clinical problems. A description of the forum will demonstrate the potential of the world wide web as a learning and a clinical support tool.
Publication titleInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
Department/SchoolSchool of Health Sciences
Place of publicationIreland
Socio-economic ObjectivesOther health not elsewhere classified