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Future Digital Skills: have your say on a new programme for healthcare professionals

Digital technologies such as block chain, cyber security and machine learning are increasingly important in the future of health and care. TheHill is developing Future Digital Skills, a new programme for healthcare professionals to better understand new technologies and how they are used.

These technologies have the potential to relieve pressures on healthcare staff and enable better patient outcomes through system improvements. The move to digitisation will massively change the structures and processes of the healthcare sector. To work effectively with these tools and systems individuals will need new soft skills and technical abilities.

The initiative is funded through EIT Health; a network of best-in-class health innovators backed by the EU. The content is being developed by three partner organisations: Fraunhofer, Europe’s leading application-oriented research organization; Universitat de Barcelona, considered to be the best university in Spain in the QS World University Rankings of 2018; and TheHill, a digital innovation team based in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals and one of the largest hospitals in Europe.

Together, we will bring transferable skills and transformative technologies to staff at the forefront of health and care delivery in hospitals: clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and hospital management. The programme will be delivered across three partner sites (in Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom) to three cohorts of forty individuals through a blend of virtual learning, in-person teaching, and project-based homework.

We are interested to hear from healthcare staff how we can tailor the curriculum to meet their specific needs taking into account the level of knowledge and time commitment desired.
Please take part in our short (8 minutes) online survey and choose the answer that best applies to you. Results will be analysed and shared anonymously with the partners.

Click here to take the Future Digital Skills survey

We are also running a series of focus groups. Four dates are currently listed in February, with more to be announced shortly. Please visit our events page to choose the focus group time that works best for you. Your input is appreciated in helping us to prepare healthcare professionals for the future digitalisation of health and care. Thank you for your participation.

If you have questions or comments about the programme, the survey or the focus groups, please contact our team (connect@thehilloxford.org).

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