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Survey for Recommendations on eHealth* Workforce Education, Training, Status, Competencies, Needs and Trends

Thank you for your willingness to participate in this survey and for sharing your expert opinion on global eHealth workforce development. Based on your responses, this survey should not take longer than 30 minutes.

This questionnaire has the following overall topics:
  • Demographics
  • Politics and Government
  • eHealth Training and Education
  • eHealth Skills
  • Gaps
  • eHealth Workforce Priorities and Promotion of eHealth as a Discipline
  • Relevance of Competencies for Different Health Professions
  • Additional eHealth Training, Skills and Assessment Questions
  • Additional Online Training Tools / Courses Questions
Based on your role, specified on the next page under the Demographics category, you will be prompted by the survey to answer questions that are only relevant to your sector.

About the Survey
The core of any healthcare system is its workforce. Healthcare systems require a robust supply of highly skilled professionals who are digitally skilled in eHealth/health IT. Therefore, the development and advancement of a healthcare workforce equipped with eHealth skills is vital to the present and future state of healthcare. This eHealth enabled workforce will assure that systems keep working functionally, that clinical workflows are incorporated into technology, and that healthcare is delivered in a manner that is safe, secure and quality infused.

The goal of the EU*US eHealth Work project is to address workforce shortage and the lack of full access to skills and competencies in eHealth/health information technology and health informatics (also referred to as digital skills) for health professionals. This survey is included as part of this project to measure, quantify and project the need, supply, demand and trends for workforce skills and competences for all eHealth actors. Data acquisition from this survey will inform gap analyses, case studies and stakeholder engagement events and help us form a better picture of the state of the eHealth workforce, now and where we will aim to be by the year 2020 and beyond.

Our survey includes a variety of eHealth terms used in Europe and the US, some of which you may not be familiar with. For a glossary of these terms, please click here. If you have referenced the glossary of terms used and still have questions, please contact any of the project contacts listed at the end of the survey.

Privacy Information
By clicking on the Continue button, you agree that your answers will be anonymously stored and statistically analyzed as part of the EU*US eHealth Work project (full consent form is located here).

Participation is voluntary. If you do not want to participate, please exit the survey at any time so that data will not be saved. All information provided is strictly confidential. The project researchers take all necessary steps to ensure and preserve your anonymity. Results of anonymized data collection will be processed during data analysis and therefore, may be reflected in project reports, published in scientific journals or conferences, and used in further studies. None of the personal data captured will be handed out to third parties.

If you have any questions or to request more information, please contact us directly by email at info@ehealthwork.eu.

*The World Health Organization (WHO) defines eHealth as the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health. eHealth is also used as the shortened version for biomedical and health informatics which embrace the use of ICT within an organization, between organisations and for patient engagement.