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New Digital Health Capability Framework for Nurses and Midwives

Monday 3rd February, 2020

Nurses and midwives across Australia are being consulted on the digital health skills they need.

Survey consultation started on Monday 3 February for six weeks (closing 13 March) on the draft National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework, a collaboration between HISA, the Australian Digital Health Agency and nursing and midwifery professional bodies.

There are also face-to-face consultation sessions during March and feedback will be used to develop resources to professionally support nurses and midwives to deliver the best patient care in the rapidly evolving #digitalhealth environment.

Nurses and midwives across Australia will be consulted on:

  • the specific digital health skills they need,  
  • what is practical and relevant for them as nurses and midwives,
  • how a draft digital health capability framework could be used in hospitals and health services as a professional development guide for nursing and midwifery in the digital world.

Consultation will include an online survey, webinars, face-to-face consultations and the ability to provide written submissions.

The online survey is key to public consultation of the draft framework. It is designed to be completed by nurses and midwives, interested stakeholders, as well as subject matter experts.The survey closes 13 March 2020.

Go to https://www.hisa.org.au/nurses-and-midwives-framework/ to download the draft framework document and session registration.

The framework will be launched at the global nursing congress NI2020 in Brisbane 27-29 July 2020.