The development of a national census of the health information workforce: Expert Panel recommendations

Kerryn Butler-Henderson*, Kathleen Gray, David Greenfield, Sarah Low, Cecily Gilbert, Ann Ritchie, Monica Trujillo, Vicki Bennett, Julie Brophy, Louise K. Schaper

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Abstract

Background: There is a need to develop a national census of the health information workforce to inform the planning and forecasting of the workforce and inform education and training needs. Yet, this raises a number of issues that need to be incorporated into the planning stage. This paper discusses the issues and recommendations for the development of a national health information workforce census and an Expert Panel's recommendations for how we should proceed. Methods: Nominated participants from Australia and New Zealand participated as Expert Panel members in focus groups to identify and discuss the issues. Recommendations were identified during the focus groups and documented for participant verification. These were then grouped into themes. Results and Discussion: The themes of the issues and considerations identified in the focus groups were: Aim of the census; Census advertisement; Census delivery; Participants; Longitudinal study; Types of data elements; Data development and standards; Data ownership, access and governance; Global census; Dissemination of results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating and connecting care
Subtitle of host publicationselected papers from the 25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2017
EditorsAngela Ryan, Louise K. Schaper, Sue Whetton
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Pages8-13
Number of pages6
Volume239
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997832
ISBN (Print)9781614997825
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2017 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 6 Aug 20179 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume239
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2017
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period6/08/179/08/17

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Census
  • Health information
  • Manpower
  • Minimum data set
  • Workforce

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