Building ICT capabilities for clinical work in a sustainable healthcare system: Approaches to bridging the higher education learning and teaching gap

Kathleen Gray, Jenny Sim

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There is a recognised gap in information and communications technology (ICT) learning and teaching in higher education for entry-level healthcare professionals. This paper proposes a research model for understanding the dimensions of this gap. We describe methodological approaches to understanding present practices, identifying levers for change and learning by doing. We discuss issues faced in getting started and sustaining momentum on the research that is an essential prerequisite to effectively build the ICT capacity required by the clinical workforce in a sustainable healthcare system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Sustainable Health Systems
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781586037741
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Congress on Medical Informatics 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 20 Aug 200724 Aug 2007
Conference number: 12th

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceWorld Congress on Medical Informatics 2007
Abbreviated titleMEDINFO 2007
CityBrisbane, QLD


  • clinical informatics
  • competency-based education
  • education research
  • interdisciplinary communication
  • professional education
  • teaching

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