A proposed approach to investigate whether postgraduate health care management education in Australian universities facilitates the development of informatics competencies

Brommeyer, Mark, Mackay, Mark, Liang, Zhanming, Schaper, Louise, and Balan, Peter (2021) A proposed approach to investigate whether postgraduate health care management education in Australian universities facilitates the development of informatics competencies. In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: nurses and midwives in the digital age (284) pp. 93-97. From: NI 2021: 15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics, Virtual, 23 August - 2 September 2021.

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Abstract

Competencies have emerged as being important in healthcare. AIDH has health informatics competencies and ACHSM has health service management competencies but as health care is rapidly changing, it is important that the required competencies continue to evolve. The aim is to investigate whether postgraduate health care management education in Australian universities facilitates the development of informatics competencies. The proposed approach followed the NWCPHP ‘Steps Used to Effectively Map Preexisting Courses to Competency Sets’ to map the health informatics competency statements against the ACHSM accredited and RACMA recognised, postgraduate health care management programs offered domestically in Australia. The initial results show that only 10% of the AHICF competencies were fully addressed, 12% of the AHICF competencies were mostly addressed, 28% were partially addressed, and 50% of the AHICF competencies were not addressed at all. The proposed course competency mapping approach demonstrates that there is a need to revisit the informatics competencies taught in postgraduate health care management programs in Australia.

Item ID: 71212
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-64368-221-1
Keywords: Workforce, Competency, Nursing Informatics
Copyright Information: © 2021 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 23:18
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420308 Health informatics and information systems @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420309 Health management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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