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Exploring the Health Informatics Occupational Group in the 2018 Australian Health Information Workforce Census

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Butler-Henderson, K ORCID: 0000-0002-6082-2108, Gray, K, Pearce, C, Ritchie, A, Brophy, J, Schaper, LK, Bennett, V and Ryan, A 2019 , 'Exploring the Health Informatics Occupational Group in the 2018 Australian Health Information Workforce Census', in Studies in health technology and informatics , IOS Press, Netherlands, pp. 44-50 , doi: 10.3233/SHTI190771.

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Abstract

There has been no empirical evidence about the health informatics workforce in Australia produced in the last ten years. This study reports the findings from an analysis of a subset of the 2018 Australian Health Informatics Workforce Census data. Analysing 420 responses that were identified as the occupational group Health Informatics, the results indicate that whilst most of the workforce is classified as aged (>45 years), many respondents are still relatively early in their health informatics careers. Furthermore, most do not possess any formal education in health informatics and almost a quarter undertake their health informatics role alongside another health-related role. The broad range of position titles and functions demonstrates the breadth within this workforce. Ongoing monitoring of this occupational group is required to inform workforce reform and renewal.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:Butler-Henderson, K and Gray, K and Pearce, C and Ritchie, A and Brophy, J and Schaper, LK and Bennett, V and Ryan, A
Keywords: census, workforce, health information
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in health technology and informatics
Publisher: IOS Press
ISSN: 0926-9630
DOI / ID Number: 10.3233/SHTI190771
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