Remote supervision in health care delivery: An emerging tool with great potential for resource-poor settings
Date: Thursday, March 23th, 2023
Time: 15:00 to 16:30
Zoom Online (Register Here)
Remote supervision is part of teleworking or telecommuting that enables managers or supervisors to monitor or coordinate the activities of individuals or groups from a distance with limited face-face contact. The history of remote supervision is extensive, and its popularity will only increase as the years pass. The new Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has provided more opportunities for people to telework and fueled a worldwide incentive to invest and research more effective ways of enhancing the remote work environment. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, covid 19 has caused the rate of teleworking to increase by more than 50% of the working population (OECD, 2021). Telecommunication platforms and innovative digital tools have undoubtedly played a significant role in consolidating the advances made with remote working and shaping this workplace ecosystem in the decades to come.
For remote working to be most efficient, however, supervision mechanisms need to be incorporated to mimic and even improve the models of supervision in the in-person workplace environment. This calls for contextualization and adaptation of supervision tools to allow for remote supervision. Given the central role that digital telecommunication tools play in remote work, components of digital technologies must be incorporated into this supervision model.
This webinar aims to explore the requirements and effectiveness of remote supervision in resource-poor settings and to discuss various strategies that can be used to overcome some of the common challenges of online supervision in low-income countries.
Thematic areas for discussion will include but not be limited to
- Understanding the concept and requirements for remote supervision as a norm in project management
- Exploring the socio-labor conditions associated with remote supervision, including working from home
- Understanding how supervisors maintain social contact virtually during remote supervision?
- Discussing the impact of remote supervision on managerial support and communication
- Brainstorming how remote supervision can be improved to mimic face-to-face supervision.
- Mitigating the challenges associated with remote supervision in low and middle-income countries.
- International community
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- Ministries of Health
- Public health experts
- Communication Specialist
- Digital technology experts
Dr Gobina Ronald
Health of Division, Nkafu Policy Institute,
Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation
Simbock Yaounde, Cameroon
Dr Gobina Ronald
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