Digital skills are the set of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to use of technologies in the personal, social and professional sphere effectively and safely.
These skills enable you to develop by using technologies in your work, studies and daily life. They help you collaborate, communicate, share, inform and disseminate information in a digital environment in an effective, safe, critical and civic manner.
This map specifies the general digital skills for the functions, tasks and needs for professionals in health professions.
These skills are learned, achieved and incorporated with practice.
The TIC Salut Social Foundation develops the field of digital skills for health based on projects such as COMPDIG-Salut and DELIVER.
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In the current scenario of an increase in the digitisation of processes and relationships and the emergence of new potentials, professionals play an essential role in establishing new care models for the population. Accordingly, actions are required that make it possible to train such professionals to adapt and increase their professional development in the digital context we are in and tackle new challenges.
In this sense, actions are required that enable the training of these professionals to adapt and increase their professional development in the digital context that surrounds us and to face the new challenges.
Author: Montse Guitert / Teresa Romeu / Eulàlia Hernández / Francesc Saigí
Welcome to the digital skills map for health care professionals, where you will find a set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that allow you to integrate the use of digital technologies safely and efficiently into your work as a Catalan health care professional.
It brings together the specific digital skills that health care professions need with the aim of positioning and guiding professionals on the digital skills they need to practise the profession in a safe, civic and critical manner in the face of the digital transformation of health.
This skills map has been carried out as a continuation of the work of Group 4 of the Professional Dialogue Forum: “Enhancing the ICT skills of health professionals, advancing the use of ICT that facilitates the humanisation of face-to-face care and the design of non-face-to-face care services”.
Professional Dialogue Forum
The definitions of the 4 thematic areas and the 10 digital skills that make them up are set out below.
Each skill includes keywords and indicators that describe the variables that allow you to check if they have been achieved and at what level.
Manages health and social data and information, in any of its stages (access, collection, monitoring, storage, retrieval, filtering, elimination, etc.) from different information sources and in different formats.
Analyses and interprets data and datasets with the aid of algorithms, artificial intelligence, big data and digital tools.
Encourages communication, interaction and the exchange of information and health and social data through digital tools (synchronous/asynchronous), adapted to the different stakeholders involved.
Enhances and promotes networking between different stakeholders with shared goals and objectives.
Creates, publishes and shares digital content related to health, assessing the context and the most appropriate channel based on the objective and recipients (citizens, users of health services, health professionals or external people).
Ensures compliance with protocols, regulatory frameworks and regulations on privacy, confidentiality and protection of health and social information and data.
Applies ethical principles, safety criteria and civic-mindedness in the responsible use of digital technologies (channels, tools and languages) in health.
It is constantly trained and updated in digital health.
Manages his/her professional digital identity and ensures an optimal digital reputation.
Participates in and promotes digital transformation in the field of health.
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