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Vision

To support an innovative collaborative community of public- and private-sector entities, including suppliers of eHealth solutions, working toward the shared objective of developing, deploying, and using eHealth science and technology to empower individuals, support care, improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient safety and improve the health of populations.

Announcements

Workforce Development WG
  • The EU-US Workforce Development WG is now closed
  • Thank you for attending the EU-US Workforce Development Closing Ceremony. If you were unable to attend, the recording is available here and the slides from the ceremony can be viewed here.
  • Visit our interactive Health IT Competency Tool HITCOMP Tool and Repository (If you are having trouble viewing the HITCOMP Tool, you may need to clear the cache on your browser by simply pressing F5).
  • The WG documents can be accessed here
  • Meeting recordings and presentations can be accessed here
Document
Description
Archived Material/Link
HITCOMP Tool and Repository
HITCOMP is a searchable database designed for educators, workforce developers, current and future workforce members, eHealth management, staffing experts and other interested parties in healthcare information technology/eHealth. The HITCOMP Tool and Repository can be used to compile information on skills and competencies needed for a variety of healthcare roles, levels and areas of knowledge.
HITCOMP
Riga e-Health Week Presentation (May 2015)
The presentation focused on the aggregation and synthesis of over 3,000 pieces of competency and role data into 1000 adopted competencies, from over 15 sources of information in five domains, pertinent to 250 healthcare roles in over 30 areas of concentration. We discussed how this large body of work led to development and population of the HITCOMP Tool and Repository, an interactive, open-source searchable database and tool designed for educators, workforce developers, current and future workforce members, eHealth management, staffing experts and other interested active in workforce development in healthcare information technology/eHealth.

Boston e-Health Week Presentation (October 2014)
This presentation, entitled The Learning Economy – The Foundation of a Robust Health IT Ecosystem, details how the work of the EU-US Workforce Development Initiative forms a key component of the Health IT Ecosystem, including providing structure, standards, competencies and a curriculum development springboard for a “learning economy” of health IT-impacted roles within healthcare.

Athens e-Health Week Presentation (May 2014)
In this presentation, EU-US eHealth Cooperation Initiative – Workforce Development we discussed the background, goals, and initial work performed by the EU-US Workforce Development Community, including the selection of setting, the mapping of roles between the US and EU, and the compiling of the first 250 health IT/eHealth competencies within the Direct Patient Care domain.


Interoperability of EHR WG
  • The EU-US Interoperability of EHR WG is now closed
  • The WG documents can be accessed here
  • Meeting recordings and presentations can be accessed here

Initiative Contacts

Interoperability of EHR
US Point of Contacts
Mera Choi
Mera.Choi@hhs.gov
Jamie Parker
jamie.parker@esacinc.com
Gayathri Jayawardena
gayathri.jayawardena@esacinc.com
Mark Roche, MD
mrochemd@gmail.com
EU Point of Contacts
Frank Cunningham
frank.cunningham@ec.europa.eu
Catherine Chronaki
chronaki@gmail.com
Workforce Development
US Point of Contacts
Mera Choi
Mera.Choi@hhs.gov
Jamie Parker
jamie.parker@esacinc.com
Christina Nguyen
christina.nguyen@esacinc.com
EU Point of Contacts
Frank Cunningham
frank.cunningham@ec.europa.eu
Mary Cleary
mary@ics.ie
Rachelle Kaye
rkkayer@gmail.com
EU-US Point of Contact
Rachelle Blake, PA
rachelle.blake@esacinc.com

Call to Action Task Summary

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Interoperable Electronic


Identify Project Champions
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Development of use cases/user stories

Perform Vocabulary Analysis

Perform Infrastructure Alignment

Perform Patient Mediated Exchange Analysis

Perform Healthcare provider Mediated Exchange analysis

Perform Analysis of Clinical Models

Perform policy analysis (e-Identification, health data privacy and security).

Semantic and syntactic mapping of scenario related health data

Pilots
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Skilled eHealth/health IT Workforce and eHealth proficiencies


Identify Project Champions
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Completed analysis of competencies required by the diverse healthcare and eHealth/health IT workforce
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(a) professionals in the field
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(b) academic track for new professionals
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c) all staff in healthcare delivery, management, administration and support
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Identify and create/map curricula that address the competencies identified in the US and EU
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Provide appropriate arrangements
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Identify and develop procedures
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Ensure recognition of Health Informatics as a distinct profession
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Explore new models of education/employer collaboration (HITCOMP Tool and Repository)
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Pilot illustrating innovative ways
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