eHealth competency framework: Defining the role of the expert clinician

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Abstract / Description of output

eHealth describes the use of electronic communication and information technology to improve the access, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of clinical and business processes utilised by healthcare organisations, healthcare professionals and patients. This includes the collection, use and sharing of information to support the delivery of healthcare. This clinical field has developed rapidly over the last decade as advances in technology, and availability of information, have influenced changes in clinical service delivery. The framework was produced by the eHealth Competences Framework Steering Group. This framework has been developed to define the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required by practising clinicians who have a role in eHealth at a local, regional or national level. The framework covers abroad range of domains from generic competences required by all, such as the safe and secure management of health information, to areas of in depth informatics knowledge which may only be required by a limited number of individuals. It is hoped medical and dental practitioners can use the framework to demonstrate achievement of competences relevant for their roles within their own organisations at different stages of their professional careers.
Original languageEnglish
TypeeHealth Competency Framework
Media of outputweb
PublisherAcademy of Medical Royal Colleges
Number of pages90
Place of PublicationWeb
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • eHealth
  • competence
  • Informatics
  • computer


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