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The development of a national census of the health information workforce: expert panel recommendations


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Butler-Henderson, K ORCID: 0000-0002-6082-2108, Gray, K, Greenfield, D ORCID: 0000-0002-0927-6025, Low, S, Gilbert, C, Ritchie, A, Trujillo, M, Bennett, V, Brophy, J and Schapper, LK 2017 , 'The development of a national census of the health information workforce: expert panel recommendations' , Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 239 , pp. 8-13 , doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-783-2-8.

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Background.There is a need to develop a national census of the healthinformation workforce to inform the planning and forecasting of the workforce andinform education and training needs. Yet, this raises a number of issues that needto be incorporated into the planning stage. This paper discusses the issues andrecommendations for the development of a national health information workforcecensus and an Expert Panel’s recommendations for how we should proceed. Methods.Nominated participants from Australia and New Zealand participated asExpert Panel members in focus groups to identify and discuss the issues.Recommendations were identified during the focus groups and documented forparticipant verification. These were then grouped into themes.DiscussionThe themes of the issues and considerations identified in the focusgroups were: Aim of the census; Census advertisement; Census delivery;Participants; Longitudinal study; Types of data elements; Data development andstandards; Data ownership, access and governance; Global census; Disseminationof results.

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Authors/Creators:Butler-Henderson, K and Gray, K and Greenfield, D and Low, S and Gilbert, C and Ritchie, A and Trujillo, M and Bennett, V and Brophy, J and Schapper, LK
Keywords: health information, workforce, manpower, census, minimum data set
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Publisher: IOS Press
ISSN: 0926-9630
DOI / ID Number: 10.3233/978-1-61499-783-2-8
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Copyright 2017 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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