Survey of health informatics education in Finland in 2017
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|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare|
|Publication status||Published - 22 May 2017|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
|Event||20th National Research Days for Social and Health Informatics - Hotel Arthur, Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 22 May 2017 → 22 May 2017
This paper presents the results of the survey of how information technology is educated to the students of the health care professions in Finland in the year 2017. In addition to literature search including also the study guides of many major health care professional education organizations, 24 telephone interviews of health care professionals in different fields in Finland were made.
The results show that although basic information technology education is often available at every level of education, it is expected that the health care professionals learn to use the health information systems during their training periods or later in working life. The interviews showed that the given education varied considerably and some of the personnel had received no or only a little education on IT during studies. As the amount and quality of on-the-job information technology education varies, many health care professionals are not able to fully benefit from the information systems if their general feeling is that they just “survive” from daily activities with them.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- health informatics competency, health informatics skills, health informatics workforce, health informatics education, health information technology