Authors

1 Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

3 School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Modeling in Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

5 Innovation Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

7 Determinants of Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Lack of a clear policy for the development of healthhuman resources has created inconsistencies. These imbalancesare threats to the health system to achieve its goals. Therefore, thedevelopment of human resources through proper performance ofhigher education health system is an important part of the policydevelopment process of the health sector. The present paper aimsto introduce the methods applied for the compilation of evolutionand innovation program of medical sciences training as well asthe most important directions for evolution and innovation.Methods: In this study, we evaluated the methodology fordesigning packages of Iran’s higher education health systemevolution and innovation. For this purpose, the evaluation of thepolicy process was conducted based on Michelle and Scott’s policyprocess models. This policy evaluation model starts by problemidentification and definition and continue by agenda setting, policyformation, legitimation, implementation, evaluation, and policymodification, using the proper feedback. Qualitative contentanalysis method was used as a research method for subjectiveinterpretation of the content of the text data.Results: Twelve policies, 68 strategies and their translation in thehealth system were adopted in a comprehensive plan for higherhealth education. Eleven practical packages were also developedin order to implement these policies as packages for reform andinnovation in medical education. These packages were organizedbased on the IPOCC pattern.Conclusion: The lack of a comprehensive look at each projector program could bring about irreparableness consequences.However, the MoHME of Iran, relying on the integration of healthhigher education with health care system and comprehensivemethod used for transformation and innovation plan in the fieldof health higher education could take an important step towardsimproving the nation’s health.Keywords: Health, Medical education, Manpower, Policy, Evolution

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