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.
|Title of host publication||Integrating and connecting care|
|Subtitle of host publication||selected papers from the 25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2017|
|Editors||Angela Ryan, Louise K. Schaper, Sue Whetton|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2017 - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 6 Aug 2017 → 9 Aug 2017
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
|Conference||25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2017|
|Period||6/08/17 → 9/08/17|
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- Health information
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