ECDL / ICDL Module 11 - Health Information Systems Usage
This module is aimed at users of patient data systems, such as doctors, nurses and healthcare support staff. It defines the skills necessary for staff to operate a health information system (HIS) efficiently and securely. It recognises the importance of educating and empowering the end user at all levels and for all professions. It builds on and complements professional education and practice principles, and generic ICT skills, to cover the increasingly important area where computer systems used in the health sector may challenge both established professional practice and good data management.
Local Health Systems
The ECDL / ICDL Health Information Systems Usage syllabus was developed by an ECDL Foundation working group of international experts and was validated simultaneously in countries with very different health systems: Italy, and Finland.
ECDL / ICDL Health Information Systems Usage recognises that national requirements, including patterns of practice, culture, language and legislative frameworks, vary from country to country; therefore specific local versions of the certification have been created in association with health informatics experts in Italy and Finland. The certification tools developed by these countries will continue to yield wider benefits and facilitate new countries in offering similar programmes.
ECDL / ICDL Health Information Systems Usage certifies that a candidate:
- Understands the key features of a Health Information System (HIS)
- Can use a HIS safely and efficiently
- Understands the ethics, rules and regulations relating to a HIS
- Understands confidentiality, security and access control when using a HIS
- Understands and can interpret electronically recorded data