The course is made up of five modules:
Introduction to health informatics
Introduction to health and care
Improving the quality and safety of care through health informatics
The management and funding of health and care services
Primary and secondary uses of data in health and care
Each of these modules should take around 20-30 minutes to complete and each one can be undertaken on its own or as part of the full course.
The topic areas were derived from the competency standards set out for health informaticians by the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP, www.ukchip.org), and were tested in a survey of 70 health informatics managers both in the NHS and from other areas. Other topics, which could have been included, were found to already be available through other courses available to NHS staff, such as the Embedding Informatics in Clinical Education Programme (eICE) (www.cln.nhs.uk/eice).
We actively encourage all feedback about the course, to help us improve and develop it. Please leave comments for each module in the feedback section within the e-LfH Hub.