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Assess your digital health capabilities

Assess your Digital Health Capabilities

The digital health capability self-assessment tool for individuals provides you with an understanding of your capability and areas for development and continuous improvement opportunities working within digital in healthcare.

Everyone is unique, and so are your learning needs. We offer personalised upskilling pathways, allowing you to choose resources that align to your self-assessment results.

  • Do you advocate for your consumers in digital health?
  • Do you know how to manage a patient and their health data?
  • Do you understand data quality in health?
  • Do you know if it’s OK to use your personal device in the workplace?

Take this individual self-assessment and see where you land.

The digital health capability self-assessment tool for individuals provides you with an understanding of your capability and areas for development and continuous improvement opportunities working within digital in healthcare.

Everyone is unique, and so are your learning needs. We offer personalised upskilling pathways, allowing you to choose resources that align to your self-assessment results.

  • Do you advocate for your consumers in digital health?
  • Do you know how to manage a patient and their health data?
  • Do you understand data quality in health?
  • Do you know if it’s OK to use your personal device in the workplace?

Take this individual self-assessment and see where you land.

The digital health capability self-assessment tool for individuals provides you with an understanding of your capability and areas for development and continuous improvement opportunities working within digital in healthcare.

Everyone is unique, and so are your learning needs. We offer personalised upskilling pathways, allowing you to choose resources that align to your self-assessment results.

  • Do you advocate for your consumers in digital health?
  • Do you know how to manage a patient and their health data?
  • Do you understand data quality in health?
  • Do you know if it’s OK to use your personal device in the workplace?

Take this individual self-assessment and see where you land.

Already registered? Start an assessment in your dashboard

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The digital health capability self-assessment tool (Tool) for individuals provides you with an understanding of your capability and areas for development and continuous improvement opportunities working within digital in healthcare.

Everyone is unique, and so are your learning needs. We offer personalised upskilling pathways, allowing you to choose resources that align to your self-assessment results.

  • Do you advocate for your consumers in digital health?
  • Do you know how to manage a patient and their health data?
  • Do you understand data quality in health?
  • Do you know if it’s OK to use your personal device in the workplace

Take this individual self-assessment and see where you land.

This Tool was commissioned by the Australian Digital Health Agency (The Agency), in collaboration with the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) to provide health and care workers across Australia with a mechanism to self-assess their own digital health readiness and plan ongoing development accordingly.

Aligned to the Australian Digital Health Capability Framework, the Tool empowers you to evaluate your existing level of competence in digital health. It encompasses the five domains outlined in the Australian Digital Health Capability Framework, catering to health and care workers across three tiers of capability. The Tool addresses capabilities identified in the Australian Digital Health Capability Framework, through your interactions with patients, and health consumers, in your workplace settings.

Why should you self-assess your digital health capabilities?

Digital health is not just about the use of technology, it is about improving the delivery of care.

A key strategy of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy Framework for Action (ADHA, 2022) is a health workforce confident in delivering care using digital health technologies. It is imperative to establish a standardised approach to developing the essential digital health capabilities within the workforce to foster confidence and maximise the benefits for health and care workers, service providers, and consumers across diverse healthcare settings.

“A workforce with strong digital health capability ultimately benefits the patient: driving safer, higher quality care and a positive experience where consumers and patients are empowered” (ADHA, 2021).

This Tool is provided to help you determine your workforce’s current level of capability across a broad range of digital health areas. The results can be used as a guide to determine areas for further development. This Tool can be repeated at regular intervals to monitor the growth of your workforce digital health capabilities.

The Australian Digital Health Capability Framework

The ADHCF consists of five (5) domains:

Domain A – Digital Professionalism
Domain B – Leadership and Advocacy
Domain C – Data and Information Quality
Domain D – Information Enabled Care and Services
Domain E – Technology

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The framework provides a national approach for standardising digital health capabilities across a broad range of healthcare roles and settings.

Australian Digital Health Capability Framework Diagram

Figure 1: Australian Digital Health Capability Framework

Video: Understanding the Australian Digital Health Capability Framework

FORMATIVE
This level reflects health and care workers who are at the beginning of using and understanding digital health, the implications for their work and the health sector.
INTERMEDIATE
This level reflects health and care workers who are developing increased knowledge, skill and, are confident in the use of digital health
PROFICIENT
This level reflects health and care workers who can lead, promote, and educate others in the use of digital health

Instructions for completing the readiness assessment

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to determining your current digital health capability level.

It is recommended this assessment Tool is completed in the following order:

STEP 1
STEP 1
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Completing the Tool

There are a total of twenty-five (25) statements in the full assessment (five (5) statements per domain). Choose the statement that best reflects you, not what you think you should pick.
15 - 30 minutes

STEP 2
STEP 2
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Review results

Review your results by accessing your Dashboard
3-5 minutes

STEP 3
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Resource links

Access the relevant Domain resources by clicking on the link provided upon receiving your results or later by going to Domain resources page. Choose the resources based on your results and engage with the material to further your digital health understanding.
As per your availability

STEP 4
STEP 4

Feedback

Provide us with feedback so we may improve the experience for yourself and others.

Readiness assessment results

Upon completing the Tool, you will be shown the results of your workforce readiness capability level. Specific resources under 'Domain Resources' are provided for each result so you can develop your digital health capabilities.

Results will be categorised as follows:

  • A Formative result may indicate it is an area for further development
  • An Intermediate result may indicate confidence in utilising digital health technology within that area
  • A Proficient result may indicate a capacity to guide others through peer-led training or mentorship in the specific area

Below is an example of the summary of results for each domain of the Australian Digital Health Capability Framework (ADHCF):

  • Domain A - Digital Professionalism: Proficient
  • Domain B - Leadership and Advocacy: Intermediate
  • Domain C - Data and Information Quality: Intermediate
  • Domain D - Information Enabled Care and Services: Formative
  • Domain E - Technology: Formative

Now, you can use the Tool to confirm your/your team's current level of ability in using digital in health across the five domains.

Already registered? Start an assessment in your dashboard