Developing ehealth
capabilities for practice
in a rapidly changing
healthcare environment

Developing Themes

Our contextualised digital literacy framework

We interviewed several people we identified as experts in the practical application of digital literacies in the health care environment. We coded their interviews and extracted basic codes using Belshaw’s work to expand our thinking. Our primary purpose was to move beyond ICT skills, and develop a thematic framework that might guide our thinking about digital literacy, framed by the complex social and technological context of a future health care environment.

The description of each of our themes is below. By clicking on each theme box you will read about the link between our themes and Belshaw’s work. We have provided descriptions of our interviews as context for the developed themes. As you read through each of these themes, you will note that we have developed a descriptor of basic, medium and advanced capabilities for each theme.