Wednesday, March 28, 2007

ECDL module for health

The British Computer Society recently announced a new module to be added to the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) specifically for healthcare staff, and developed in conjunction with Connecting for Health.

It aims to "provide candidates with an understanding of the key principles and policies relating to healthcare information systems and the practical skills needed by users. As well as enabling users to read, retrieve, update and store patient records accurately, the unit also provides candidates with a thorough understanding of the key issues regarding patient confidentiality and data security."

It has been piloted with 100 staff quite successfully but it will be interesting to see if this is rolled across the NHS and whether it is seen as a high priority for managers and useful for individual staff.

For More info:
BCS develops ECDL for NHS from Kable
BCS Develops New ECDL Health Unit for NHS from eGov Monitor

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