Judy Hitchcock, AIDH – Nursing.Midwifery community of practice
New Digital Health Capability Framework for Nurses and Midwives
Australian nursing and midwifery organisations are collaborating to create a capability framework to support nurses and midwives in the digital workplace.
Nurses and midwives across Australia will be consulted on:
- the specific digital health skills they need
- what is practical and relevant for them as nurses and midwives
- how a draft digital health capability framework could be used in hospitals and health services as a professional development guide for nursing and midwifery in the digital world
Consultation includes an online survey, webinars, face-to-face consultations and the ability to provide written submissions.
Survey is now closed
The program is being undertaken by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) in concert with the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency). Members of the Advisory Committee include:
About the framework
The draft framework was designed to recognise the unique digital health capabilities of nurses and midwives in contemporary practice, and was designed and developed in consultation with a project nursing and midwifery advisory committee and various subject matter experts.
You are invited to have your say and make a valuable contribution to improving the digital health capabilities of Australia’s nursing and midwifery workforce.
The Institute retains your personal information for the purpose of supporting the consultation for the National Digital Health Nursing and Midwifery Capability Framework being conducted in partnership with the Australian Digital Health Agency. Your personal details will NOT be shared with any marketing or other third-party organisation.
2020 is the year of the nurse and midwife
The 2020 focus on nursing and midwifery in the digital age coincides with the World Health Organization’s International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. 2020 is also 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born. Nightingale is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing and the first nurse to document and analyse patient data, building the foundation for nursing informatics.
Global congress launch at Nursing Informatics 2020
One of the goals of the program is to raise awareness among nurses and midwives of the value of digital health skills, of the opportunities in the area, and knowledge to improve quality of patient care. The final capability framework and resources will be launched at the International Nursing Informatics Congress NI 2020 in Brisbane on 27 July.