Developing ehealth
capabilities for practice
in a rapidly changing
healthcare environment

Developing the Culture

The major knowledge content areas in this theme are:

  • ICT systems need to be simple to enable uptake and use by health professionals.
  • Health is lagging behind other industries in the use of digital technologies, and consumers may be leading health professionals and requiring them to increase uptake.
  • Those teaching health students are not proficient in digital media; therefore, they are not teaching students and future graduates adequate digital skills.
  • Health professional interactions with clients via digital media will be different to those that occur face-to-face.

The theme Developing the Culture highlights the need for health professionals to embrace technology and digital media to enhance their professional profile and practice, and improve how they deliver health care services. This theme reflects two of Belshaw’s elements: Cultural and Critical.

Click here to read about the interviews that informed the development of this theme.

Capability levels

BASIC LEVEL

Highlights the need for health professionals to embrace technology and digital media to enhance their practice and improve service delivery.

MEDIUM LEVEL

Demonstrates understanding of the value of working collaboratively using digital tools and in digital spaces to solve problems and share with fellow students, instructors and external audiences (e.g., clinical supervisors)

ADVANCED LEVEL

Contributes to open access or community of practice digital spaces for current and future sharing of information and resources with colleagues and health care consumers.

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