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Workforce advancement

Susan Smith FACHI CHIA, The Prince Charles Hospital, Metro North HHS

The Institute works with practitioners and organisations to build digital health capability in the healthcare workforce. We support colleges, government departments, public and private hospitals and other key healthcare bodies in areas of training and development, credentialing and standards. Fellows and Members of the Institute are involved in many collaborative projects to develop the profession of health informatics, as well as build digital health and informatics skills and knowledge in the workplace.

As an Institute member you are furthering sector-wide knowledge in the emerging fields of digital health and health informatics.

Our four priority areas are:

  • Standards – defining digital health practice standards
  • Credentialing – programs for the health workforce
  • Learning & Development – a digital health learning and development ecosystem
  • Capability Support – collaborating to build digital health capability

Our work

Capability Framework

The Institute in collaboration with the Australian Digital Health Agency have released the Australian Digital Health Capability Framework.

Career Pathway

The Career Pathways Model provides a structured approach for working towards building career pathways for individuals wishing to specialise in digital health. The model leverages off existing work available nationally and overseas, to frame career journeys and the broader professionalisation of digital health.

Framework Guideline

The Institute in collaboration with the Australian Digital Health Agency have released the Quality in Data and its importance in Connecting Care Guideline.


Australia’s digital health movement is supported by evidence, research and the documented outcomes of public consultation. The Institute publishes white papers, reviews, surveys and reports of use to its Fellows, Members and the wider community.

Want to join the Institute?

Join the Institute and help us build Australasia’s digital health workforce. As a valued member of the Institute, you will have a voice in shaping the future of healthcare.

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