EU-US eHealth/Health IT Cooperation InitiativeWorkforce DevelopmentWork Group December 19th, 2013
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Meeting Times Washington, DC 10:00am (ET) Workforce Development Work Group meets everyThursday Our December 26th meeting is canceled We will resume calls January 2nd, 2014 London 3:00pm/15:00 (GMT) Germany 4:00pm/16:00 (CET) Athens 5:00pm/ 17:00 (EET)
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Selection Criteria • Picking a group that has significant Health Informatics activity as part of his/her day to day job • Direct Patient Care • Clinical • Intermediate
Approaches to Refining Competencies… Option A: Competency Buckets • We consolidate the silos of competencies provided to us into one Master list • From that list we apply competencies at the Bucket Level • Example: What competencies qualify as Direct Patient Care, Clinical, Intermediate and we form a smaller list from the large competency list for those • After we have completed the Competency Bucket Mapping we review the assignment made to the Acute Care Roles and tweak them as necessary (basically all Acute Care Direct Patient Care, Clinical Intermediate would have the same competencies to start and then we would tweak as necessary
Pros and Cons to Competency Buckets • Pros • We have done this process before when identifying roles (master list vs Acute Care) • We only have to create the list one time • This falls into the “lumping” category which makes it easier to start • Falls in line with the vision leadership team has for the Athens meeting • Cons • We may miss some of the nuances • Our master list will be very large and somewhat unwieldy – which means more time in the beginning gettign the list together • Classifying the competencies into our buckets will take time
Approaches to Refining Competency Buckets : Option B: SystemsPerspective Approach: • Identifying systems in the Acute Care setting • Identifying system capabilities/skills necessary to interact with the systems • Identifying staff interacting with the systems (roles) • Skill-Role mapping
Pros and Cons to Systems Approach • Pros: • Once system capabilities are identified, it will be very easy to identify the staff interacting with the systems and mapping the skills to roles • Cons: • How do we define a system ? and how do we define what systems are in the Acute care setting? • Identifying system capabilities will be hard • Variability of systems in Acute Care depending on hospital and country • Variability in terms of vendors, which affects system capabilities • Need to get conversations with vendors and Acute Care hospital to get list of systems and capabilities
Presentation Presentation from Nessa Barry Service Development ManagerScottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare
Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare Nessa.Barry@nhs.net Service Development Manager www.sctt.scot.nhs.uk
Some context • Scottish Centre for Telehealth established in 2006 • Transferred to NHS 24 in 2010 • Joined by the National Telecare Programme in 2011……..and subsequently became Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare www.sctt.scot.nhs.uk
SCTT Role • Consultation and Facilitation for NHS Health Boards and Local Authorities • Delivery of Programmes and Projects • Identification of Emerging Solutions • Sharing intelligence and Good Practice • Providing Technical Expertise • Supporting development of new services and service redesign • Represent Scotland re: Telehealth and Telecare in Europe and Globally
SCTT Business Plan The 3 year action plan includes: • Access to Unplanned/Unscheduled Care • Access to Planned/Scheduled Care • Infrastructure • Custodial Services • Home Health Monitoring and Support • Workforce Development • Emerging Solutions • Evaluation • Support for Patients and Service users • Support for Unpaid Carers • Assisted Living • Europe
Where this started…Education & Training Action Plan 2010-12. Workstreams: • Ethical principles • Competency Frameworks • Core Curriculum & CPD • Induction & Accredited Training • Carer Awareness Raising and Training • Innovation in Education and Training
Workforce identified • Professionals / qualified staff - AHPs, nurses, doctors, social workers, strategic managers • Support staff - equipment installers, call handlers, HIAs and responders • Training needs identified – • Induction • Vocational skills training • Under-graduate core curriculum • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) • Review of training in Scotland 2012 • No Scottish Qualification Authority validated awards available in Scotland for support staff • Very little content in core curriculum • Limited CPD modules identified
Health, social care professionals are the interface.. ..between successful implementation and positive outcomes As tele services become reality for health and social care staff it is essential that appropriate education and training for staff underpin developments. Staff need access to knowledge based competencies incorporated into education and training at key stages of their professional development.
Telehealthcare Competency Framework • Competency Framework for Telehealthcare Support Staff published November 2010. • Competency Framework for Professionals using Telehealthcare 2011. • What do service providers require? • What is available? • Where are the gaps?
Who were we targeting ? – types of staff Professionals working in telehealthcare is relevant for H&SC professionals with direct service user/patient contact. NHS 24 call handlers, medical staff, GPs, NMAHP, pharmacy, SAS and social workers. Senior strategic and operational managers working in H&SC and housing services. Staff who do not have direct service user/ patient contact – Technical / IT/ eHealth/ service managers.
Competencies - who was involved? Steering Group incl. organisations which lead in direct provision of education and oversight of qualifications. Higher Education Institutions NHS Education for Scotland Scottish Social Services Council Scottish Qualifications Authority Scottish Government NHS 24 Royal College of Nursing
Competencies - approach • Desk based review of existing qualifications & identify gaps • Review relevant content incl. • Knowledge Skills Framework • Foundation for Assistive Technology • National Occupational Standards • NHS 24 Competencies for Telephone Triage. • Consult via Learning Network events. Critical feedback – focus on the tasks associated with the role – the role may change or move.
How did we develop buckets? Similar to the KSF structure • Domain • Service Delivery, Communication, Quality, Health Safety & Security, Professionalism & Attitudes, Personal Development • Function • Competency • Assessment method Q, DO, E • Competency level 1=n/a, 2= not met, 3 = met
Competencies - sections • Mandatory for health and social care professionals – working with telehealthcare – incl. medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health. • Technical staff supporting telehealthcare – incl. IT / eHealth • Health and social care staff supporting telehealthcare at home • Health and social care staff supporting telehealthcare in an acute setting • Senior strategic and operational managers – developing telehealthcare services - may incl. public private and 3rd sector.
Core competencies which apply to professional roles. Only those which apply to individual staff remit should be applied.
Now… • 2020 Workforce Vision: “…Improve patient care and overall performance…by ensuring that everyone: Is supported to make the best use of new technology Has fair and appropriate access to learning and development opportunities.”
Work with key organisations to develop health and social services workforce capabilities, confidence & confidence to use technology effectively to innovate and deliver new service models. • Connect and build on existing online knowledge and learning solutions in health and social services to create an integrated technology-enabled learning platform which works through multiple channels to deliver knowledge and learning to point of need. • Collaborating to “Do it once for Scotland”.
Next Steps • Join us in the New Year (can you believe it??) Thursday January 2nd, 2014 for our weekly meeting 10:00-11:00 am ET- 3:00-4:00 pm GMT • Have a wonderful Holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! • Please e-mail your bio and photo (optional) to Gayathri Jayawardena at firstname.lastname@example.org
Workforce Development Project Support Team • US Point of Contacts • Mera Choi, Mera.Choi@hhs.gov • Jamie Parker, email@example.com • Gayathri Jayawardena, firstname.lastname@example.org • Amanda Merrill, email@example.com • Emily Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org • Mark Roche, email@example.com • John Feikema, John.Feikema@hhs.gov • EU Point of Contacts • Mary Cleary: firstname.lastname@example.org • Benoit Abeloos, Benoit.ABELOOS@ec.europa.eu • Frank Cunningham, email@example.com
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