What are the skills Digital skills are the set of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to use technologies in the personal, social and professional sphere effectively and safely.
These skills allow you to develop using technologies in your work, studies and in your daily life. They help you to collaborate, communicate, share, inform and disseminate information in a digital environment in an effective, safe, critical and civic way.
In this map you will find a concreteness of the general digital skills in the functions, tasks and needs for professionals in health professions.
These skills are learned, achieved and incorporated with practice.aes digitals?
The TIC Salut Social Foundation develops the field of digital skills for Health based on projects such as COMPDIG-Salut or DELIVER.
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Faced with the current scenario marked by the increase in the digitization of healthcare processes, relationships and the emergence of new potentialities, professionals play an essential role in establishing new models of care for the population.
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
We welcome you to the digital skills map for healthcare 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 in your work as a Catalan Health professional.
It is the collection of specific digital skills for healthcare professions with the aim of positioning and guiding professionals on which digital skills to develop in order to exercise the profession in a safe, civic and critical way in the face of the digital transformation in the ‘area of Health.
This skills map has been carried out as a continuation of the work of Group 4 of the Professional Dialogue Forum: “Improve the ICT skills of health professionals, advance the use of ICT that facilitates the humanization of care face-to-face and in the design of non-face-to-face care services”.
Professional Dialogue Forum
Professional Dialogue Forum Conclusions (PDF)
Below you will find the definition of the 4 thematic areas and the 10 digital skills that make them up.
Each competency collects the keywords and indicators that describe the variables that allow you to check if they have been achieved and at what level.
It manages health and social data and information, in any of its phases (access, collection, monitoring, storage, recovery, filtering, elimination…) coming from different sources of information and formats.
Analyze and interpret data and data sets with the help of algorithms, artificial intelligence, big data and digital tools.
It encourages communication, interaction and the exchange of information and health and social data through digital tools (synchronous/asynchronous) and adapted to the different actors involved.
It enhances and promotes network collaboration between the different actors with shared goals and objectives.
Create, publish and share digital content related to health, assessing the context and the most appropriate channel and attending to the target and the recipients (citizens, users of Health services, health professionals or external).
Ensures compliance with protocols, regulatory frameworks and regulations on privacy, confidentiality and protection of health and social information and data.
It applies ethical principles, safety criteria and civility in the responsible use of digital technologies – channels, tools and languages - in Health.
It is constantly trained and updated in digital health.
Manage your professional digital identity and ensure an optimal digital reputation
Participate and promote the digital transformation in the field of health.
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