Calling for doctors, dentists and pharmacists to take part in a pilot study between April and June 2019.

The Irish Computer Society is leading the ‘e-skills for Professionals’ task on behalf of the Department of Health as part of ‘eHAction’ . The project aims to provide a clear understanding of how common standards or frameworks can be employed as part of a structured methodology to develop the e-Skills necessary to support eHealth amongst designated professional cohorts within the healthcare sector.

Call for Pilot Participants
The Irish Computer Society is calling for doctors, dentists and pharmacists to take part in a pilot between April and June 2019. As a pilot participant you will be asked to:
– Self-assess your e-skills competence against an eHealth Competence model and its associated health role profiles.
– Give your opinion as a practising health professional.
The process should take approximately 30 minutes, is conducted entirely online, is completely anonymous and easy to do. A user guide takes you through each step and support is available from the project team should you need to ask any questions.

Why Participate?
By completing the self-assessment exercise you are gauging your current e-skills against a structured framework designed for the health workforce. This gives you a snapshot of your competence which you can keep for your own purposes.
You may choose to receive information on possible educational/CPD opportunities connected to your role profile or related to a competence set, later in the project.
The pilot is not a test, it is a way for you to take a snapshot of your current e-skill competence as it pertains to your role that may in turn prompt further thought on skills development.
Your involvement, along with other categories of health professionals, will enable us to map groups of health workers or competence sets to appropriate educational offerings and to evaluate the process as a methodology for upskilling the digital competence of health workers.

How to Get Involved?
The pilot is limited to 20 doctors, 20 dentists and 20 pharmacists so participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. To enquire about the pilot or apply to participate email Linda Keane at the Irish Computer Society, linda@ics.ie.