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Learn more about our work with many organisations and sectors with regard to developing informatics skills and capability (DISC), leading to safer care and effective decision making. …

Learn more about our work with many organisations and sectors with regard to developing informatics skills and capability (DISC), leading to safer care and effective decision making.

This presentation was delivered at EHI Live 2013.

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  • 1. Developing Informatics Skills and Capability (DISC) For safer care and effective decision making
  • 2. Why is HI Workforce Development Important? Strategic • High quality data for effective commissioning • Informed decision making • Safe and open access to information for users • ICT as an enabler of change • Integration agenda • Improved outcomes through effective and safe service provision
  • 3. Why is HI Workforce Development Important? Organisational • Quality accessible data informing business and practitioner decision making • Educate, inform and empower service users and staff • Streamlining and automating services and processes • Improving safety, productivity and effectiveness • Reducing risk & improving outcomes
  • 4. Why is HI Workforce Development Important? Specialists • Estimated 50,000-100,000 informatics specialists in health and care • Informed workforce planning • Educating and informing leaders • Reassuring commissioners, employers & public • Recognising the profession, improving the status • Supporting recruitment and retention
  • 5. Developing Informatics Skills and Capability • Informatics Specialists – HI professionalism and profession registration – Policy and strategy – HI career development support – HI qualifications, apprenticeships, graduate scheme • Clinical Informatics Development – National guidance - informatics for clinicians – eICE e-learning materials via web and mobile apps – Clinical informaticians’ revalidation and assurance – CCIO development • Social Care Informatics – Capability and professionalism of social care informaticians – Integration of health and social care specialists – Social care informatics and innovation exchange • Addressing Health and Wellbeing Inequalities – Accessibility and communication issues – Ensuring Digital First doesn’t lead to Digital Divide
  • 6. Examples of our work with… Informaticians
  • 7. Examples of our work with… Clinicians
  • 8. Examples of our work in… Policy Development and Implementation
  • 9. Examples of our work in… Social Care
  • 10. Health Informatics Career Framework • Building professional specialist capability in information management and ICT - Career pathways, workforce planning - Qualifications framework - Apprenticeships and qualifications - Graduate management training scheme - CCIO career and capability development - Culture change - Developing Bioinformatics (HI) with HCS • Benefits: safer, more efficient information and IT systems; more effective patient services; better data quality and evidence-based planning, commissioning and decision-making; supports information-enabled health and care systems; supports data quality programmes and commissioning processes, person- centred care; supports effective leadership, accountability and positive culture change. • Potential: build one profession across health, public health and social care; re-focus on support for data quality improvement , information and intelligence analysis and communication; facilitate raising awareness of value and importance of information analysis capabilities for robust clinical and business decision making by Boards https://www.hicf.org.uk
  • 11. Professional Registration • Voluntary regulation to improve standards • Public register of HI specialists • Standards for – education – competence – conduct • Promoting the HI profession • Recommended by HSCIC and NHS England Leading the Profession: Protecting Patients: Improving Care