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SCTT – Business Support Officer – Vacancy New post available- Business Support Officer [more]
King’s Fund Digital Health and Care Congress 2017 Presenting Scottish innovation at the King's Fund [more]
SCTT Welcomes Danish Visitors to Scotland A group of Danish health professionals visited Scotland recently to learn more about new technology and the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare. [more]

New Study Published – Health Informatics Competencies

A new article studying transatlantic health informatics competencies has been published.

The article -entitled Transatlantic collection of health informatics competencies – follows a collaboration between the United States and the European Union  to encourage broader and more effective use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) within healthcare.

The development, use and governance of ICT within healthcare, often called health informatics, requires a number of competences which need to be identified and integrated into relevant skills assessment, education and training.

SCTT’s Learning and Development Manager – Nessa Barry – is one of the Report’s authors who supported this programme of work aimed at helping to produce a more proficient and confident health informatics-empowered workforce.

The project involved the collection of a structured set of health information technology and eHealth implementation competences by voluntary experts in USA and European Union. It then took a deliberately broad starting point, seeking and reviewing an extensive range of related competencies. The skills covered a range of professions working with health information technology including direct patient care; administration; engineering/information, communication, and technology (ICT); informatics; and research and biomedicine.

The article has been published in Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare, Vol 8, No 2-3 (2016), pp. 127-136.  .finnish-journal

 

Latest News

latest news
SCTT – Business Support Officer – Vacancy New post available- Business Support Officer [more]
King’s Fund Digital Health and Care Congress 2017 Presenting Scottish innovation at the King's Fund [more]
SCTT Welcomes Danish Visitors to Scotland A group of Danish health professionals visited Scotland recently to learn more about new technology and the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare. [more]