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dc.contributor.authorDattakumar, A.
dc.contributor.authorGray, K.
dc.contributor.authorButler-Henderson, Kerryn
dc.contributor.authorMaeder, A.
dc.contributor.authorChenery, H.
dc.contributor.editorAnthony J Maeder
dc.contributor.editorFernando J Martin-Sanchez
dc.identifier.citationDattakumar, Ambica and Gray, Kathleen and Butler-Henderson, Kerryn and Maeder, Anthony and Chenery, Helen. 2012. We are not educating the future clinical health professional workforce adequately for e-health competence: Findings of an Australian study, in Maeder, A.J. and Martin-Sanchez, F.J. (ed), Health informatics: Building a healthcare future through trusted information. Selected papers from the 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, (HIC 2012), Jul 30-Aug 2 2012, pp. 33-38. Sydney, NSW: Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA).

This paper reports on a national study of the present approaches in Australian tertiary education, to preparing future clinical health professionals to work competently in an increasingly e-health enabled healthcare sector. The argument for increasing clinical health professionals' knowledge about e-health and health informatics has been advanced repeatedly over past decades in Australia and elsewhere. However, peer-reviewed accounts of good practice in implementing and evaluating e-health education in health profession degrees anywhere are scarce. Our study reports on surveying approximately 100 degree coordinators in 40 clinical health professions in 30 universities across Australia. It finds that currently, teaching and assessment of future clinical health professionals does not ensure that Australia will have a clinical workforce that is adequately professionally empowered to work with e-health. This paper provides important baseline data for planning improvements to e-health education for Australia's future clinical health professionals.

dc.publisherIOS Press BV
dc.subjecthealth professionals
dc.titleWe are not educating the future clinical health professional workforce adequately for e-health competence: Findings of an Australian study
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
dcterms.source.seriesStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
dcterms.source.conferenceHealth Informatics: Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJul 30 2012
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