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The development of a national census of the health information workforce: expert panel recommendations


Butler-Henderson, K and Gray, K and Greenfield, D and Low, S and Gilbert, C and Ritchie, A and Trujillo, M and Bennett, V and Brophy, J and Schapper, LK, The development of a national census of the health information workforce: expert panel recommendations, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 239 pp. 8-13. ISSN 0926-9630 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-783-2-8


Background.There is a need to develop a national census of the health information workforce to inform the planning and forecasting of the workforce and inform education and training needs. Yet, this raises a number of issues that need to be incorporated into the planning stage. This paper discusses the issues and recommendations for the development of a national health information workforce census and an Expert Panelís recommendations for how we should proceed.

Methods.Nominated participants from Australia and New Zealand participated as Expert Panel members in focus groups to identify and discuss the issues. Recommendations were identified during the focus groups and documented for participant verification. These were then grouped into themes.

DiscussionThe themes of the issues and considerations identified in the focus groups were: Aim of the census; Census advertisement; Census delivery; Participants; Longitudinal study; Types of data elements; Data development and standards; Data ownership, access and governance; Global census; Dissemination of results.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:health information, workforce, manpower, census, minimum data set
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:124986
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-03-21
Last Modified:2018-05-24
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