Learning to Manage Health Information 2012 is newly revised guidance produced to help clinical educators integrate informatics issues into clinical education.
Its key purpose is to ensure clinicians have an understanding of health informatics; it is not about producing health informatics professionals, but supporting clinicians in using the new informatics tools to support high quality and safe clinical practice.
In the foreword to the guidance, Dr Charles Gutteridge, Clinical Director, Department of Health Informatics Directorate, says:
'As a practising doctor in haematology I rely on information and ICT for everything I do with patients, carers and members of the public. I also know that all my colleagues in nursing, primary care and the allied health professions have the same absolute need for great technology and applications.
Informatics is no longer a subject to be taught separately in the curriculum but simply the way we do things. The challenge for all of us is keeping up with the speed of change and new ways of doing things.'
This guidance is divided into seven topics and, for each of those, provides a description of the topic, a set of learning objectives and a page of helpful resources and further information. Click on each topic on the left for the description and links to the learning objectives and resources. Alternatively the full document is available to download as a PDF from the link on the right.