[Join Survey] EU*US eHealth Work - EU-US health workforce development
The EU*US eHealth Work project (Sept 2016 to Feb 2018) measures, informs, educates, and advances activities, skills and actors in the eHealth workforce. The project will utilise its “network of networks” to create an enduring legacy in eHealth workforce development. EHTEL is member to the project consortium.
The EU*US eHealth Work Project ..
- Addresses eHealth skills for all healthcare workers in the EU, North America and around the globe and for the full spectrum of job roles, spanning clinical, social care, administration and informatics
- Fosters those skills by … informing and educating to advance eHealth skills and workforce development.
- Identifies the resources for eHealth competency education and training to make them visible and available
- Download White Paper EU*US eHealth Works to Improve Global Workforce Development
Your Voice is needed on an innovative eHealth Workforce Development Survey
In partnership with TIGER and the HIMSS Foundation, the EU*US eHealth Work Project is surveying to identify global health IT/eHealth workforce development needs, trends and gaps. To do this, feedback is needed to create the big picture, and to enable a highly skilled workforce regionally, across borders and on a global scale. The survey will capture information about your health IT skillset; available curriculum and/or workplace training programs and skills assessment tools; educational needs, trends and future state mapping. The survey is fully anonymous. Participants are inivited to share their email address at the end of the survey just for the purpose to receive project updates and to be entered to win one of three $100 donations to a charity of choice.
- Enable new eHealth workforce members to advance in their workplace.
- Help incumbent professionals sustain success in their roles.
- Share your personal insights to shape health IT and informatics, enabling a skilled eHealth workforce.
- Support decision makers to deploy best eHealth education for all health related professions.
EU*US eHealth Work will use the published results to measure, inform, educate and benchmark against.
To participate and share your expert opinion on global healthcare workforce development: Join the Survey for Recommendations on eHealth Workforce Education, Training, Status, Competencies, Needs and Trends at this link: ww2.unipark.de/uc/eu_us_ehealth_work_survey/ [or join by clicking the image below]
Background to the EU*US eHealth Work Project
Today, it is criticial to enhance the experience and performance in the health information technology (HIT) ecosystem. In the digital environment, healthcare authorities are facing huge challenges in ensuring that their personnel have the appropriate skills to provide solid solutions to people's and patient's health. Where to find the appropriate digital skills training for your personnel – or even for yourself – wherever you are based, either side of the Atlantic?
EU-US eHealth Work is working to provide actors in the healthcare field with good ways to educate and hire e-qualified healthcare personnel. EU-US eHealth Work is the continuation of the 2013 -2015 EU-US collaboration on health information technology that formed a solid part of the EU-US Memorandum of Understanding https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/public-stakeholder-consultation-next-phase-eu-us-cooperation-ehealthhealth-it. In it, representatives of the European Union and the USA performed an analysis of health workforce IT competencies. The result was a computerised online tool and repository - the HITCOMP Tool and Repository http://hitcomp.org/app/ .
Today, EU*US eHealth Work is working to:
- Identify existing educational resources that help with developing IT competencies and create links to them.
- Develop an online curriculum that provides the appropriate foundational education in eHealth/healthcare IT.
- Provide an interactive platform to access both the necessary skills assessment and curriculum features.
EU*US eHealth Work Consortium members are:
- Omni Micro Systems/Omni Med Solutions UG (Germany),
- EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association - Belgium),
- Tampere University of Technology (Finland),
- Stiftung Fachhochschule (University) Osnabrück (Germany),
- Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (Germany)
- HIMSS Foundation, USA (project execution by the TIGER Initiative).
What is EHTEL's role in the project?
EHTEL is WP leader for WP5 dissemination and exploitation.
EHTEL sees EU-US eHealth Work as an opportunity for EHTEL members to be active participants in these activities. In particular, EHTEL members can:
- [Coming early February] Respond to a survey that develops a baseline understanding of health IT-related digital skills and curricula.
- Help to develop an interactive website platform that is linked to the HITCOMP Tool and Repository.
- Disseminate useful information to others on EU-US eHealth Work's progress and outcomes.
To support these three activities, the EHTEL Secretariat ha set up a taskforce composed of EHTEL members.
The project EUUSEHEALTHWORK is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727552 (call: H2020-SCI-HCO-13-2016).