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Developing a national census for the Health Information Professions in Australia


Butler-Henderson, K and Gray, K and Greenfield, D and Low, S and Pearce, C and Bennett, V and Brophy, J and Trujillo, M and Ritchie, A and Schaper, L, Developing a national census for the Health Information Professions in Australia, Health Information Management Association of Australia National Conference, 30 October - 2 November 2017, Cairns Queensland (2017) [Conference Extract]

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The need to improve data collection to delineate the health information workforce (HIW) was recognised by Health Workforce Australia (2013), and supported by a 2015 study that reported the need for a minimum dataset as the first stage in delivering a national census (Butler-Henderson et al. 2016). There is expert consensus in Australia that the health information professions include clinical coders, costing analysts, data analysts, informaticians, information managers, librarians, and other professionals who are emerging as specialists in digital health information systems. The broader scope of this research is to quantify and qualify the workforce in order to build a capabilities-driven workforce development framework to meet the changing needs of the health sector, and inform policy and capacity development.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:health, health professional workforce, e-health, Australia, clinical
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business systems in context
Research Field:Business information management (incl. records, knowledge and intelligence)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Butler-Henderson, K (Associate Professor Kerryn Butler-Henderson)
UTAS Author:Greenfield, D (Professor David Greenfield)
UTAS Author:Low, S (Ms Sarah Low)
ID Code:123451
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-01-09
Last Modified:2018-01-10
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