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Health Informatics: Educational Programs for Clinical and Non-Clinical Workforce

Authors: N. Ashrafi, J.-P. Kuilboer, C. Schütz
Paper: Schu16c (2016)
Citation: Proceedings of the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2016), August 11-14, 2016, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., ISBN 978-0-9966831-2-8, 2016.
Resources: Copy  (In order to obtain the copy please send an email with subject  Schu16c  to dke.win@jku.at)


Abstract (English):

The healthcare industry is in an unprecedented state of transformation. Technology infiltration in numerous areas of health care delivery is a major catalyst for such transformation. The growing volume and complexity of health information has prompted an appeal for a new breed of health care professionals. The dilemma, however, is how to educate the healthcare workforce to take advantage of relevant and integrated patient information in their daily practices and workflow. This study suggests online certificates with distinct, but specific coursework for clinical and non-clinical workers. The objective is to keep up with rapid changes in technology, treatment modalities, and policy and standards while expediting and ensuring skills needed for quality, safe, and cost effective delivery of healthcare.