Actions to empower digital competences in healthcare workforce: a qualitative approach

Konstantinidis, Stathis, Li, Sisi, Traver, Vicente, Zary, Nabil and Bamidis, Panagiotis (2017) Actions to empower digital competences in healthcare workforce: a qualitative approach. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 238 . pp. 253-256. ISSN 1879-8365

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While healthcare systems are taking advantage of the ICT to improve healthcare services, healthcare workforce needs additional competencies in order to continue the provision of the best achievable care. In this paper emphasis is given to an active research effort taken during the MEI2015 Conference. Based on hands-on group-work, participants identified the actions needed to boost the acquisition of IT competences by healthcare workforce and collaboratively indicated the most important actions. The leading priority actions were integration of IT into Curriculum, continuous IT/eHealth training at the work place, raising awareness of IT competences, participatory decisions for actions, match healthcare applications to users’ own context, inclusion of professionals in the development of eHealth projects. Interestingly, the proposed actions coupling the outcomes of another study following a different methodology, but also support the cooperation opportunities on IT skills for healthcare workforce. The latter formed a set of recommendations which were proposed within the CAMEI coordination and support action of EC-FP7.

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Additional Information: This is the author's accepted manuscript of the following article: Stathis Th. Konstantinidis, Sisi Li, Vicente Traver, Nabil Zary, Panagiotis D. Bamidis "Actions to empower digital competences in healthcare workforce: a qualitative approach" Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 238: Informatics Empowers Healthcare Transformation. pp. 253-256. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-781-8-253 The final publication is available at IOS Press through
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Konstantinidis, Stathis
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2017 14:29
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