Raising The Level Of ICT Knowledge and Skills In The HSC - Paul Comac


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Raising The Level Of ICT Knowledge and Skills In The HSC - Paul Comac

  1. 1. Raising the Level of ICT Knowledge and skills in the HSC Paul Comac ICT ETD Programme Manager HSC ICT Training Group
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Aims and Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Current Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 3. ICT Training Strategy: Background <ul><li>ICT Training Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>recognises the principle of ‘information’ being valued as a resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the importance of relevant knowledge and skills in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT for Professional staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emphasizes the extent to which all levels of staff use IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>stresses the need for Education, Training and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development in ICT as being of fundamental importance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HSC ICT Training group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>key sponsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>remit to take forward ICT training and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>agenda </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. HSC ICT Strategy: Key Components <ul><li>Electronic Communication of basic care information </li></ul><ul><li>Helping care professionals to assess, </li></ul><ul><li>plan and deliver care </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting care delivery across organisational boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting e-public service targets </li></ul><ul><li>Success underpinned by training </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Strategy Vision
  6. 6. ICT Training Strategy: Aims <ul><li>Create a framework for Education Training and Development (ETD) based on the HSC ICT strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Assist HSC organisations in developing their ICT ETD strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Provide longer term vision and direction for ETD within the HSC ICT strategy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Objective 1 <ul><li>To establish informatics as a core element in professional education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informatics core curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research into Knowledge, Skills, Abilities of Professionals to ICT </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Objective 2 <ul><li>To support the development of Informatics and ICT skills in Primary Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coding; ECDL; PRINCE2; Needs Assessment; Commissioning; Practice Development Planning; ICT and Quality and Outcomes Framework; website and intranet training </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Objective 3 <ul><li>To identify a range of accredited qualifications for staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL); ECDL Health; ELITE; PRINCE2, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP); Microsoft IT Skills Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma in UU; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Junior) Informatics development programme </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Objective 4 <ul><li>To establish mechanisms to develop the ICT agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Trainers network; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>leading edge seminars; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>elearning skills development (MOODLE) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Objective 5 <ul><li>To provide ETD support to key ICT </li></ul><ul><li> infrastructure developments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and Care No </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NIPACS </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Objective 6 <ul><li>To facilitate HSC organisations ICT ETD responses to relevant legislative and policy requirements. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom Of Information; Data Protection Act; ICT security (e-learning); Gateway Review and Business case training </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Current Situation <ul><li>Competing pressures on resources means that ICT is not always given priority place </li></ul><ul><li>ICT/Informatics not embedded in professional practice and curricula but; </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition in ICT Strategy of importance </li></ul><ul><li>of ICT Training and; </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of importance of ICT in professional CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of ICT Training solutions available e.g e-learning; accredited programmes </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion s <ul><li>Improving staff Knowledge and skills in ICT is crucial to implementation of the ICT strategy to securing the potential of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>HSC ICT Training group can play a central role but only in support of organisations and their staff </li></ul>