Ehealth education for future clinical health professionals: An integrated analysis of Australian expectations and challenges

Ambica Dattakumar, Kathleen Gray, Anthony Maeder, Kerryn Butler-Henderson

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Abstract

Australia is experiencing challenges in its health workforce profile to embrace reforms based on ehealth. Although there is much literature on the importance of ehealth education, our study shows that ehealth education for entry-level clinicians is not meeting the demands for a technologically savvy clinical health workforce. This poster reports on a nationally funded project Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views in this project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. which examines ehealth education for the future clinical workforce in Australia. It discusses 3 key components: the current state of teaching, learning and assessment of ehealth education in health profession degrees in Australia; inclusion of ehealth competencies in accreditation guidelines of health profession degrees and ehealth skills and competencies in job descriptions for the future Australian clinical workforce. It is based on a systems view methodology that these three components are interrelated and influence the development of an ehealth capable health workforce. Results highlight that further research and development across the health workforce is needed before the education of future clinical health professionals can keep pace with the changes that ehealth is bringing to the Australian healthcare system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS PRESS
Pages954
Number of pages1
Volume192
Edition1-2
ISBN (Print)9781614992882
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 20 Aug 201323 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number1-2
Volume192
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period20/08/1323/08/13

Keywords

  • Education
  • Health Manpower
  • Medical Informatics

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