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Mike Sinclair Vice Chair Professionalism BCS Health

Dr Justin Whatling Chair BCS Health

Professional and educational development for CCIOs

Professional and educational development for CCIOs

07 Nov 2012
BCS is supporting the eHealth Insider Chief Clinical Information Officer campaign

BCS engagement in CCIO

Recommendation in Information Revolution consultation response Key supporter of eHI CCIO Campaign and Clinical Leaders Network Developed a template Job Description for CCIOs (with DH and RCP)

integrated with NHS Careers Framework

Researched career pathways for CCIOs

Joint hosting with eHI for CCIO events

BCS would like to help put in place a professional and education development plan for CCIOs backed off by BCS and royal colleges.

A maturity model for a profession

Established Levels

5 4

Statutory Public Governed

3 2 1

Developing Levels

Qualified IT Organised

Professionalism agenda at large

Increasing Gov interest in professionalism of its staff in ICT
Gov put in place an IT Profession Delivery Board with CIOs across depts. BCS represented and Di Millen from DH is leading the Accreditation workstream HMRC has mandated professional body membership requiring one professional qualification mapped through SFIA BCS working with IET and SOCITM to ensure a strong joint value proposition

Professionalism is demonstrated by:

Personal integrity Responsibility Accountability Public duty

This interest should extend to expectations on suppliers to public

sector to support a flourishing but competent informatics market

Skills frameworks SFIA, eSkills Framework, HICF, eICE BCS is developing CPD Apps and tools

Informatics means everyone

CCIO professionalism challenges

Profile and status of ICT/Informatics Roles & responsibilities Skills and capability Caught between disciplines whilst pioneering towards a new faculty for

clinical informatics
Dual CPD of clinical and informatics to maintain
Integrating agendas (policy, performance and regulation, culture,

financial, safety, confidentiality, security.)

Engagement of workforce in informatics

eHI CCIO survey results

Recent eHI survey of CCIO network (n=114) revealed CCIO interest and focus areas:
Primary areas of interest in clinical IT were
clinical Information systems implementation 73% clinical engagement within their organisation 72% mobile technologies in healthcare 69%

Just 23% of survey said they had a

formal IT qualification, with the majority of these possessing a postgraduate IT qualification

39% said they had a leadership or

Other topics of interest were

information strategy implementation 46% patient reported outcomes and experience 41% social media in healthcare 37% software development and innovation 33%

management qualification, with the highest percentage being at postgraduate level

80% of respondents wanted to

Managing and leading clinical information projects:

16% said my job is exclusively focused on managing and leading clinical information projects 34% said their job was substantially or exclusively focused on this area half said they had regular, occasional or some involvement

develop IT as part of their career, and many are already doing this

eHealth Competency Framework

Defining the Role of the Expert Clinician

Created to help address the recognition that a number of clinicians were taking on the role

of e-health leads but were generally self-taught enthusiasts with no formal qualification
The Scottish Government provided funds to support the work through the Academy of

Medical Royal Colleges and the framework was launched June 2011
Planned for deaneries to sponsor clinical trainees through the programme but

unfortunately resource too restricted and support not forthcoming

Planned to keep it up-to-date

with experience of trainees completing but not yet achieved

Tools for assessment were to

be based on those used by medial colleges including case-based discussion. Over time hoped to develop a more formalised assessment.

eHealth Competency Framework

Defining the Role of the Expert Clinician
Clinical Leadership And Management

Clinical IT Systems And Technologies

Clinical Leadership And Team Working Managing Services And Performance

Integrated Healthcare Clinical IT Systems

Improving Services
Healthcare Planning And Delivery Setting Direction

Electronic Test Requesting And Results Reporting

Digital Imaging Medicines Management Infrastructure And Technologies Telehealthcare

IT Healthcare Projects

Project Leadership Sourcing, Developing And Implementing Healthcare Information And Communication Technology Systems And Applications Maintenance And Support Of Healthcare IT Systems Knowledge Management

Decision Support Elearning

Working With Information

Clinical And Health IT Standards

Collection And Storage Of Health Information Safe Care Of Clinical Information Using And Sharing Health Information

Clinical Coding And Terminologies Standards

Each section details: - Objectives

- Knowledge
Clinical Care Records

- Skills - Behaviours

Health Records Patient Access To Health Information


Skill development of current CCIOs

Technical skills Understanding the language and territory Project and time management

Communication Process design & re-design Change management Influencing and negotiating Cross specialism alignment and prioritisation

Leadership skills
Strategic alignment Political awareness Collaboration and partnership across & between organisations
NHS Leadership Framework


How do CCIOs want to craft their development?

Embed informatics in education programs?
Create integral CPD systems and processes? Provide support on technology and skills? Assist and develop networks for sharing and learning? Establish competency standards for monitoring and

measurement? Linking with and providing recognised development and leadership pathways? Help with engaging workforce in informatics? Professionalising informatics?


Current resources & materials