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Setting priorities for EU healthcare workforce IT skills competence improvement

Li, Sisi; Bamidis, Panagiotis; Konstantinidis, Stathis; Traver, Vicente; Car, Josip; Zary, Nabil

Authors

Sisi Li

Panagiotis Bamidis

Stathis Konstantinidis Stathis.Konstantinidis@nottingham.ac.uk

Vicente Traver

Josip Car

Nabil Zary



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Health Informatics Journal
Print ISSN 1460-4582
Electronic ISSN 1741-2811
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Li, S., Bamidis, P., Konstantinidis, S., Traver, V., Car, J., & Zary, N. (in press). Setting priorities for EU healthcare workforce IT skills competence improvement. Health Informatics Journal, doi:10.1177/1460458217704257
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1460458217704257
Keywords Healthcare workforce, Priority setting, IT skills competence, CHNRI
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1460458217704257
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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