Journal article

A meta-synthesis of competency standards suggest allied health are not preparing for a digital health future.

K Butler-Henderson, L Dalton, Y Probst, K Maunder, M Merolli

International Journal of Medical Informatics | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed the competency and threshold standards for allied health professionals to identify the inclusion of digital health competencies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A nine-stage, sequential meta-synthesis of professional standards was undertaken. Statements relevant to digital health were extracted, categorised by discipline, and coded to the level in the standards, skills or knowledge and level of learning. RESULTS: Eighteen standards were analysed. Of these, fourteen standards contained a total of thirty-five statements related to digital health in the themes of data governance and technologies, but not data translation. Only four disciplines included more than two statem..

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