Mid north coast local health district governing board chair Warren grimshaw launches online video traing program
Mid north coast local health district governing board chair Warren grimshaw launches online video traing program "Health E Tube. Photo: Trevor Veale/The Coffs Coast Advocate. Trevor Veale/The Coffs Coast Adv

Online training for Coffs health

AN online video training program developed and successfully trialled on the Mid North Coast was launched today in Coffs Harbour.

HealtheTube will provide clinical training 24 hours a day, seven days a week as part of the Mid North Coast Local Health District's (MNCLHD) commitment to providing ongoing training to its highly-skilled workforce.

Project Manager, Carolyn Guichard, said the introduction of HealtheTube is the result of a two-year trial held at Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Macksville and Dorrigo Health Campuses where staff were given online access to video-based training resources developed by expert clinicians and educators.

"HealtheTube utilises new technology which allows clinicians to access information anywhere, anytime, via desktop computers at work, home and through mobile devices such as smartphones," Ms Guichard said.

"The online site also provides clinicians working in rurally isolated facilities with greater access to training resources."

MNCLHD Governing Board Member and Coffs Harbour Base Hospital Clinician, Dr Joanna Sutherland said patients are also set to benefit from the technology.

"Patients will have desktop access to vital health information on the website and via mobile devices through the use of QR codes imbedded in patient information brochures that will link to a video training resource which can be tailor made depending on individual need," Dr Sutherland said.

The MNCLHD in partnership with the Health Education Training Institute (HETI) will pilot HealtheTube between August 2012 and January 2013. Patient access to the site will be established in early November 2012.
 



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