The Health Informatics Society of Australia is one of five peak bodies who have released a joint media statement calling for action to prevent workforce shortages in critical health areas.
The group represents thousands of health information managers, health informaticians and others handling and managing health system information and patient data.
The group has developed several key strategies to build digital capability amongst the health and information workforce:
- a census of the health information workforce and regular collection of data;
- national capability frameworks to detail the competencies needed by the health information professional workforce; and
- education and professional development opportunities, career pathways, and reward and recognition programs to ensure recruitment and retention.
A one page summary of the HIW Peak Bodies’ 8-point action plan is available HERE.