Session 10: Workshop: funding opportunities in health education

Saturday, 20 June, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
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Digital Health Literacy Gaps and Future Trends: How healthcare workforce IT skills will be shaped by the 2020?

Background Addressing IT skills for healthcare workforce is seen as an important element of achieving greater social inclusion as identified in EU, USA and National policy areas. Digital health literacy needs to be improved at all levels. Identification of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis) will foster work of current initiatives and help new ideas and players to enhance healthcare workforce IT skills through research projects and alliances in the forthcoming years. Who Should Attend The workshop is intended for academics, clinicians, learning technologists, curriculum designers and policy makers who are involved in the enhancement of digital health literacy of the healthcare workforce. Structure of workshop The workshop will begin with an introduction of current trends and international initiatives for the digital health literacy of the healthcare workforce, including the actions of CAMEI EU coordination action and the Transatlantic eHealth/health IT Cooperation Roadmap. SWOT analysis basics will be introduced, and finally, the participants will split into groups and work in order to create their own SWOT analysis part for digital health literacy. Gaps and trends will be shared between the participants and matches with possible funding calls will be made with an intention to form consortia of actions. A short overview of further actions and collaboration opportunities will be presented. Intended outcomes 1. Become aware of current trends and initiatives for the digital health literacy of the healthcare workforce. 2. Appreciate what to do, and what not to do, when performing a SWOT analysis on digital health literacy. 3. Be able to identify the gaps in the digital health literacy and potential funding opportunities in the EU calls (e.g. Horizon 2020) 4. Be capable of obtaining the latest information and how they can join current initiatives and form consortia of actions.
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