Omni Micro Systems/ Omni Med Solutions GmbH
Enabling Better Healthcare Through Technology


Working to Develop a Skilled eHealth Workforce

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We are coordinating the EU*US eHealth Workforce Development Project under the Horizon 2020 program funded by the European Commission.

Mission:
Mapping skills and competencies; providing access to knowledge, tools and platforms; strengthening, disseminating and exploiting success outcomes for a skilled transatlantic eHealth workforce
The overall goal of the EU*US eHealth Workforce Project is to measure, inform, educate and advance eHealth and health information technology skills, work and workforce development throughout Europe, the United States and globally.

Measure:
  • We will execute the tasks of measurement through an overall goal of mapping, quantifying and projecting the need, supply and demand for workforce skills and competences.

Inform:
  • We will inform new and incumbent eHealth workforce members, pertinent actors, stakeholders and others in the health information and technology field regarding the results of our measurements.

Educate:
  • We will educate by utilising results to build a set of foundational curricula, enhance the HITCOMP Tool and Repository, and build an interactive web platform usable by students, new and incumbent healthcare workers and practitioners, educators, governments and industry.

Advance:
  • We will advance the field of eHealth/health IT and further enhance workforce building initiatives by disseminating and exploiting the work generated under this project. We will utilise our "network of networks" in a perpetually evolving process of information, resource and tool development.


Opportunities to cooperate with us in meeting key objectives

  • Survey of current state of needs of the eHealth workforce with gap analysis leading to case studies
  • Presentations, publications and white papers
  • Development of foundational curricula for eHealth for the EU and US
  • Interactive web platform with integrated HITCOMP tool and repository as well as TIGER's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Health IT skills and knowledge assessment and development framework - workforce communication and career development matrix tool for eHealth

Omni Micro Systems/ Omni Med Solutions GmbH 
Germany - Project Lead
EHTEL - European Health Telematics Association
Belgium
Hochschule Osnabrück - University of Applied Siences
Germany
Tampere University of Technology
Finland
HIMSS - Health Information and Management Systems Society Foundation (North America)/ TIGER
USA
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum
Germany
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 727552 EUUSEHEALTHWORK.