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Development of a national health information workforce census to enable global comparisons


Butler-Henderson, K and Gray, K, Development of a national health information workforce census to enable global comparisons, Medical Informatics Europe Conference, 24-26 April 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Digital transformation in health will result in an increased need for health information specialists to support the delivery of high quality care. Clear conceptualization and identification of the workforce at a time of major investment in digital health initiatives is important, and a clear development framework will be essential. However, many countries do not delineate or quantify this workforce, making it difficult to build a capabilities-driven workforce development framework. This paper describes the scientific development of a national minimum data set for an Australian health information workforce census that has international applicability. The paper will highlight the global applicability of this census, and the early and extensive engagement of key stakeholders to enable deployment in multiple countries over the next two years.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:censuses, health information, medical informatics, research design, global
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)
ID Code:126006
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-05-17
Last Modified:2018-05-17
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