eCite Digital Repository

Exploring the Health Informatics Occupational Group in the 2018 Australian Health Information Workforce Census


Butler-Henderson, K and Gray, K and Pearce, C and Ritchie, A and Brophy, J and Schaper, LK and Bennett, V and Ryan, A, Exploring the Health Informatics Occupational Group in the 2018 Australian Health Information Workforce Census, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 25-30 August 2019, Lyon, France, pp. 44-50. ISBN 978-1-64368-002-6 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]


Copyright Statement

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0

DOI: doi:10.3233/SHTI190771


There has been no empirical evidence about the health informatics workforce in Australia produced in the last ten years. This study reports the findings from an analysis of a subset of the 2018 Australian Health Informatics Workforce Census data. Analysing 420 responses that were identified as the occupational group Health Informatics, the results indicate that whilst most of the workforce is classified as aged (>45 years), many respondents are still relatively early in their health informatics careers. Furthermore, most do not possess any formal education in health informatics and almost a quarter undertake their health informatics role alongside another health-related role. The broad range of position titles and functions demonstrates the breadth within this workforce. Ongoing monitoring of this occupational group is required to inform workforce reform and renewal.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:census, workforce, health information
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
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:134949
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-09-14
Last Modified:2020-08-18
Downloads:52 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page