The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Long-Term Care and the Health Workforce

Authors: Susan Chapman, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN | Jacqueline Miller, BA | Joanne Spetz, PhD

Topics: Long-Term Care, Workforce Demand

Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

July 31, 2019

Rapidly emerging technological advances could mitigate rising health workforce demand, but will not replace the direct care workforce, according to a new study from UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care. The report includes a taxonomy of currently available and emerging technology categories based on products sold by 115 companies, in addition to targeted interviews with tech company personnel.

This report assesses which of the emerging technologies may facilitate, replace, or enhance recruitment, training, and retention of the long-term care workforce.

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