Optimising the adoption of technological innovations in healthcare

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Whilst the uptake of new technologies may enable higher quality and safety care, ensuring optimal and timely adoption of technological innovation is a continuing challenge for many health systems internationally. Technological, societal (human) and organisational factors, create barriers for optimal adoption. Uptake of technological innovation is critical in China’s bid to deliver Universal Affordable Healthcare System for the largest population in the world. This project will draw upon existing collaborative links with a large technologically advanced hospital in Shanghai, China. The project aim is to develop a conceptual framework and guidelines for optimal adoption of technological innovations in Australian health services, informed by study of the systems and processes that facilitate adoption of technological innovation in China.

The ideal candidate would have the following skills and experience:

- a Masters degree of equivalent in a health-related discipline or be clinically trained;

- basic quantitative and qualitative research skills;

- an understanding of currently technological innovations in healthcare;

- be knowledgeable of a range of health systems internationally;

- have excellent time-management and inter-personal skills;

- be self-motivated.

Supervisory team
David
Heslop

Medicine
Public Health & Community Medicine
Reema
Harrison

Medicine
Public Health & Community Medicine
Michael
Wang

Renji Hospital Shanghai
Other
d.heslop@unsw.edu.au