The Care informatics and technologies project: Enhancing capability, motivation and opportunities in digital health among health professionals and students

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Abstract

A change in the behaviour of the current and future workforce in regards to how they approach the needs and challenges in the healthcare sector is necessary to transit from the current curative paradigm in health to a new one focused on prevention and rational use of resources. Digital health is instrumental in the adoption of this new paradigm as most e-health applications focus on a preventive and personalized approach, on lifestyle changes (e.g. fitness and nutrition), health literacy and self-tracking allowing consumers to manage their own heath. The Capability-Opportunity-Motivation Behaviour (COM-B) model and the Behaviour Change Wheel framework (BCW) have been applied to characterise interventions for behaviour change in health professionals. They provide a systematic way of characterising interventions and enable their outcomes to be linked to mechanisms of action. Acknowledging the potential of informatics and technologies in current and emerging health issues and the importance of focusing on care needs rather than on the development of technologies per se to achieve meaningful clinical outcomes, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) in Flinders University is undertaking the Care Informatics and Technologies project. This priority project aims to build capacity in digital health within the College's students and staff, so that informatics, digitisation and technologies become part of clinical learning, research and ongoing clinical practice. We aim to report the protocol of this project and discuss it in the context of the expected change in behaviour of health professionals that is deemed necessary to address the Australian digital health agenda.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Health
Subtitle of host publicationChanging the Way Healthcare is Conceptualised and Delivered - Selected Papers from the 27th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2019
EditorsElizabeth Cummings, Mark Merolli, Louise K. Schaper
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherIOS PRESS
Pages25-29
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680064
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2019
Event27th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 Aug 201914 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume266
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference27th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2019
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/08/1914/08/19

Bibliographical note

© 2019 The authors and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Keywords

  • Behaviour change
  • Digital health
  • Education
  • Workforce

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