Abstracts must be submitted before tomorrow – April 24th in order to be included for oral and poster presentation at Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice, taking place at King’s College London, UK from 1-3 July 2014.

The program includes:
- Health Economics: Building the economic evidence base
- Health Systems: Adapting health systems to demographic and disease change
- Human Resources for Health: The mobility of health professionals in a globalized labor market
- Implementation Science: Strategies for scaling up and for sustaining interventions, development and evaluation
- Health policy Covering both high-income and low/middle-income countries

The distinguished speakers for the conference include Nicholas Mays, Göran Tomson, and Trisha Greenhalgh.
BioMed Central, in association with its portfolio of health services research and policy journals, is pleased to announce the first international conference, Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice, that will take place 1-3 July 2014 at King’s College London, UK.

As health services research is a multidisciplinary field, this meeting will have a broad scope and address topics from many viewpoints, with a focus on international health policy but including local health care systems.

With health policies often dictated by politicians, integrating evidence into health service practice remains challenging. Changes to health services and health policies are all too often implemented without reference to available research evidence. This conference considers the latest health services research findings, and how the evidence should and can be translated into practice.

Each session will be led by a distinguished leader in the field, and will include both invited speakers and a number of talks by participants selected from the submitted abstracts.

Registrants for the ‘Health Services Research’ conference are entitled to a 15% discount on article processing charges for publications in the BMC Health Services Research, Implementation Science, Human Resources for Health, Health Research Policy and Systems and all other BioMed Central journals. The offer will apply until 3 October 2014.

Sesuai dengan Peraturan Bersama Menteri Kesehatan RI dan Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan RI Nomor 36 tahun 2013 dan Nomor 1/IV/PB/2013 tentang Uji Kompetensi bagi Mahasiswa Perguruan Tinggi Bidang Kesehatan, maka implementasi uji kompetensi bagi mahasiswa Program Diploma III Kebidanan, Diploma III Keperawatan dan Profesi Ners telah dimulai tahun 2013. Uji kompetensi bagi mahasiswa program Profesi Ners telah dilaksanakan pada tanggal 19-20 Oktober 2013, sedangkan bagi mahasiswa program Diploma III Kebidanan dan Diploma III Keperawatan masing-masing dilaksanakan pada 2 Nopember dan 9 Nopember 2014. Kelulusan uji kompetensi mahasiswa program Profesi Ners sebesar 63 %, program Diploma III Kebidanan sebesar 53.5 % dan program Diploma III Keperawatan sebesar 67.5%. Dengan data kelulusan ini maka sebanyak 37% mahasiswa program profesi Ners 46.5 % program Diploma III Kebidanan dan 32.5 % program Diploma III Keperawatan dinyatakan tidak lulus. Untuk itu, perlu dilakukan Uji Kompetensi Ulang bagi mahasiswa yang belum lulus uji kompetensi. Uji Kompetensi Ulang ini dilaksanakan oleh Panitia Penyelenggara yang ditetapkan melalui Keputusan Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan. Panitia Penyelenggara terdiri atas unsur Lembaga Pengembangan Uji Kompetensi Tenaga Kesehatan (LPUK-Nakes), Ikatan Bidan Indonesia (IBI), Persatuan Perawat Nasional Indonesia (PPNI), Asosiasi Institusi Pendidikan Kebidanan Indonesia (AIPKIND), Asosiasi Institusi Pendidikan Diploma III Keperawatan Indonesia (AIPDiKI) dan Asosiasi Institusi Pendidikan Ners Indonesia (AIPNI).
Untuk memperjelas pelaksanaan Uji Kompetensi Ulang bagi mahasiswa program Diploma III Kebidanan, Diploma III Keperawatan dan Profesi Ners Tahun 2013 perlu disusun Panduan Pelaksanaan Uji Kompetensi Ulang sebagai acuan bagi semua pihak terkait meliputi Panitia Penyelenggara, Majelis Uji Kompetensi, institusi pendidikan asal peserta Uji Kompetensi Ulang, peserta Uji Kompetensi Ulang serta pihak lain yang terlibat. Dalam panduan ini diuraikan tahap pelaksanaan Uji Kompetensi mulai Pra Uji, Pelaksanaan Uji dan Paska Uji, peran dan fungsi serta kewajiban dan tanggungjawab dari seluruh pemangku kepentingan (stakeholder) dari setiap tahap penyelenggaraan uji kompetensi. Panduan Pelaksanaan Uji Kompetensi Ulang hanya berlaku untuk pelaksanaan Uji Kompetensi Ulang bagi mahasiswa program Diploma III Kebidanan, Diploma III Keperawatan dan Profesi Ners yang dinyatakan tidak lulus pada uji kompetensi Tahun 2013. Selengkapnya dibaah ini:


Introduction of telehealth into the healthcare setting has been recognised as a service that might be experienced as disruptive. This paper explores how this disruption is experienced.

In a longitudinal qualitative study, we conducted focus group discussions prior to and semi structured interviews post introduction of a telehealth service in Nottingham, U.K. with the community matrons, congestive heart failure nurses, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease nurses and community support workers that would be involved in order to elicit their preconceptions and reactions to the implementation.

Users experienced disruption due to the implementation of telehealth as threatening. Three main factors add to the experience of threat and affect the decision to use the technology: change in clinical routines and increased workload; change in interactions with patients and fundamentals of face-to-face nursing work; and change in skills required with marginalisation of clinical expertise.

Since the introduction of telehealth can be experienced as threatening, managers and service providers should aim at minimising the disruption caused by taking the above factors on board. This can be achieved by employing simple yet effective measures such as: providing timely, appropriate and context specific training; provision of adequate technical support; and procedures that allow a balance between the use of telehealth and personal visit by nurses delivering care to their patients.
Experience of threat; Telehealth; Nurses; Community support workers; Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA)

Source: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/164