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Healthcare Leadership – master's thesis topics and themes 2023

In the dynamic and ever-changing realm of healthcare, leadership on all levels is a critical and necessary aspect that is required to enable healthcare organisations to fulfil their purpose of caring for others and improving health status within societies (Ledlow, Bosworth & Maryon, 2023). Amidst the rapid technological changes, as well as the challenges in staff shortage and new working environments, the need for adaptive, visionary leadership is more critical than ever (Fagerdahl et al., 2022). Consequently, academic education and professional development on leadership topics, training and development are critical to enhancing healthcare leadership in practice, organisational and societal contexts (Marcellus et al., 2018).

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New technology and new perspectives on higher education

The digital environment in education is changing and educators need to update their competence. In this blog post, I will share some of my experiences and insights from a continuous education course called Open Networked Learning. I will start by explaining what Open Networked Learning is, then I will reflect on the changing teaching practices at the Master’s degree program in Media Management at Arcada, by relating to pedagogical theories such as Community of Inquiry and Digital Literacy, as well as to rising phenomena such as Generative AI, Information Overload and Digital Minimalism.

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Fast Expert Teams as a method for addressing the complex issue of retaining international students in Finland

Attracting and retaining international students and graduates is a national priority in Finland. It is a complex issue requiring collaboration between multiple stakeholders nationally and regionally. The Fast Expert Teams (FET) method has been used for this purpose and this blog post expresses the results of one of the sub-teams working on this issue in the beginning of 2023. We will begin by describing the problem we aimed to solve and then explain the FET process and how we used it in this context. We then present the key characteristics, and discuss the outcomes, of our sub-team’s process.

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Can Machine Learning aid in finding key factors to improve the Finnish healthcare system?

Finland is in the process of change in our health care system. The Nordic well-fare system is challenged in Finland, for instance, due to difficulties in attracting nurses, changing demographics in Finland, and a general pressure to reduce costs in the whole public sector. This poses severe challenges for the entire healthcare sector. Can Machine Learning (i.e., the subfield of Artificial Intelligence, which focuses on having a machine imitate intelligent human behavior) be used to understand relationships between different critical properties of our healthcare system? Yes, it can! An excellent example of how this can be done is found in a scientific paper by Hu et al. (2020), where the authors investigated nurses' willingness to report errors in a specific geographical area of the US.

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Advantages of Open Data: case COVID-19

Access to data is crucial in our society today. Much of the everyday life of individuals is centred around this access to data, from finding out what kind of weather it will be, what meetings will take place tomorrow, and what heartbeat and step count measures were recorded during the last workout.

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