Developing Informatics Skills and 
Capabilities (DISC) 
For safer care and decision making 
Healthcare Efficiency Through ...
Overview - Our core offers and skills 
• Informatics Capability Development 
– Developing the HI profession and supporting...
Development of Informatics Workforce and Profession 
• Building professional specialist capability in information 
managem...
Professional Registration 
• Voluntary regulation to improve standards 
• Public register of HI specialists 
• Standards f...
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Developing Information Skills and Capability (DISC); for safer care and effective decision making. Presentation delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) at the Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology (HETT) Expo - Oct 2013.

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• Developing Informatics Skills and Capability – what the DISC team does
• The Health Informatics Career Framework
• Professional registration with UKCHIP

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Developing Information Skills and Capability (DISC) presentation delivered by the HSCIC at the Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology (HETT) Expo

  1. 1. Developing Informatics Skills and Capabilities (DISC) For safer care and decision making Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo (HETT): October 2013
  2. 2. Overview - Our core offers and skills • Informatics Capability Development – Developing the HI profession and supporting profession registration – Developing policy and strategy propositions – HI Career development support – Developing HI qualifications, apprenticeships, e-learning • Clinical Informatics Capability Development – National guidance - informatics for clinicians – eICE e-learning materials via web and mobile apps – Clinical informaticians’ revalidation and assurance – CCIO development • Supporting Collaboration, Engagement and the Exchange of Best Practice – Webinars, online communities of practice, e-bulletins – ‘A forum for National sharing of what works in Local health and caring’ • Tailored Workforce Development and OD support – ‘Appraisal of Support Requirements for Patient Online Access’ Jan 2012 – ‘RCGP Patient Online Road Map’ Autumn 2012 – North West Informatics Skills Development Network model for culture change – Leadership development and professionalisation of informatics
  3. 3. Development of Informatics Workforce and Profession • 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 https://www.hicf.org.uk decision making by Boards
  4. 4. 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

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