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Assess your organisational readiness

Discover where your organisation stands in its digital health journey

An organisational readiness approach will provide valuable insights into your organisation’s workforce capabilities and its ability to gather essential data for strategic workforce planning.

Prepare your healthcare workforce to be digitally enabled by empowering them to gain the skills and confidence required to deliver high-quality care in today’s technology-driven healthcare environment.

Start by completing this organisational readiness assessment.

Already registered? Start an assessment in your dashboard

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An organisational readiness approach will provide valuable insights into your organisation’s workforce capabilities and its ability to gather essential data for strategic workforce planning.

Prepare your healthcare workforce to be digitally enabled by empowering them to gain the skills and confidence required to deliver high-quality care in today’s technology-driven healthcare environment.

Start by completing this organisational readiness self-assessment.

About the organisational readiness tool

This Tool was commissioned by the Australian Digital Health Agency (The Agency), in collaboration with the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) to provide organisations/team leaders with a mechanism to assess the digital health readiness of their health and care workforce/team and plan ongoing development accordingly.

Aligned to the Australian Digital Health Capability Framework (ADHCF), the Tool empowers you to evaluate your health and care workforce/team’s existing level of capability in digital health and encompasses the five domains outlined in the ADHCF, catering to health and care workers. The Tool addresses capabilities identified in the Australian Digital Health Capability Framework, across three tiers of capability.

Why should I assess my organisation’s 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. To foster confidence and maximise the benefits for health and care workers, service providers, and consumers across diverse healthcare settings, it is imperative to establish a standardised approach to developing the essential digital health capabilities within the workforce.

“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 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

Australian Digital Health Capability Framework Diagram

Figure 1: 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.

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If you want further understanding of the framework, we have created a video which highlights what the framework is and how it works. The video opens as a pop-up.

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
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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
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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