A Proposed Approach to Investigate Whether Postgraduate Health Care Management Education in Australian Universities Facilitates the Development of Informatics Competencies

Mark Brommeyer, Mark MacKay, Zhanming Liang, Louise Schaper, Peter Balan

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Abstract

Competencies have emerged as being important in healthcare. AIDH has health informatics competencies and ACHSM has health service management competencies but as health care is rapidly changing, it is important that the required competencies continue to evolve. The aim is to investigate whether postgraduate health care management education in Australian universities facilitates the development of informatics competencies. The proposed approach followed the NWCPHP 'Steps Used to Effectively Map Preexisting Courses to Competency Sets' to map the health informatics competency statements against the ACHSM accredited and RACMA recognised, postgraduate health care management programs offered domestically in Australia. The initial results show that only 10% of the AHICF competencies were fully addressed, 12% of the AHICF competencies were mostly addressed, 28% were partially addressed, and 50% of the AHICF competencies were not addressed at all. The proposed course competency mapping approach demonstrates that there is a need to revisit the informatics competencies taught in postgraduate health care management programs in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNurses and Midwives in the Digital Age - Selected Papers, Posters and Panels from the 15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics
EditorsMichelle Honey, Charlene Ronquillo, Ting-Ting Lee, Lucy Westbrooke
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages93-97
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics: Nurses and Midwives in the Digital Age, NI 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 23 Aug 20212 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume284
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics: Nurses and Midwives in the Digital Age, NI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period23/08/212/09/21

Keywords

  • competency
  • nursing informatics
  • Workforce

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