Setting priorities for EU healthcare workforce IT skills competence improvement

Li, Sisi and Bamidis, Panagiotis and Konstantinidis, Stathis and Traver, Vicente and Car, Josip and Zary, Nabil (2017) Setting priorities for EU healthcare workforce IT skills competence improvement. Health Informatics Journal . ISSN 1741-2811

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Abstract

A major challenge for healthcare quality improvement is the lack of IT skills and knowledge of healthcare workforce as well as their ambivalent attitudes towards IT. This paper identifies and prioritises actions needed to improve the IT skills of healthcare workforce across the EU. 46 experts, representing different fields of expertise in healthcare and geolocations systematically list and scored actions that would improve IT skills among healthcare workforce. The Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative methodology was used for research priority-setting. The participants evaluated the actions using the following criteria: feasibility, effectiveness, deliverability, and maximum impact on IT skills improvement. The leading priority actions were related to appropriate training, integrating eHealth in curricula, involving healthcare workforce in the eHealth solution development, improving awareness of eHealth and learning arrangement. As the different professionals’ needs are prioritised, healthcare workforce should be actively and continuously included in the development of eHealth solutions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Healthcare workforce, Priority setting, IT skills competence, CHNRI
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: 10.1177/1460458217704257
Depositing User: Konstantinidis, Stathis
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 09:40
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 05:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/40523

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