We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Australian government launches digital training plan for nurses and midwives

Image Credits: The Borneo Post Online, News Article
[social-share align="left" style="icon" size="m" template="18" counters="0" total_counter_pos="leftbig" buttons="linkedin,twitter,facebook,share"]

Following the recent release of the national digital health skills and training plan, Australia’s largest healthcare workforce of more than 400,000 nurses and midwives can now assess their digital health knowledge and skills against a new professional development framework.

Developed by nurses and midwives, the National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework outlines the core digital health skills and knowledge required for professional practice in the digital era covering patient care, leadership, advocacy, education, and research.

As frontline healthcare professionals, nurses and midwives are playing a leading role in Australia’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Australian has benefited from the commitment and leadership of nurses and midwives.

Nurses and midwives have long been using technology to care for their patients. The first of its kind in Australia, the framework highlights the specific skills and capabilities necessary to deliver contemporary care.

In 2020, International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the focus is on empowering nurses and midwives to lead the digital transformation of the health system, and it is expected the framework will be used as a resource to guide individuals, employers and educators in their workforce and professional development planning.

The framework focuses on digital professionalism; leadership and advocacy; data and information quality; information-enabled care; and technology.

The framework was a collaboration by the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, in association with:

  • The Australian College of Nursing.
  • Australian College of Midwives.
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
  • Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.
  • Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre.
  • The Queensland Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer.
  • Consumer and international representatives.

This announcement follows an announcement in September of the National Digital Health Workforce and Education Roadmap to help the Australian health workforce use technology and further drive the digital transformation of health services to meet community demand.

The National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework

According to the National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework, the nursing and midwifery professions collectively represent Australia’s largest health workforce, with direct responsibility for collection, entry, and use of clinical information.

Recognising the changes in healthcare due to the growing adoption of digital technologies, and considering all aspects of professional practice, the National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework has been created to:

  • define the digital health knowledge, skills and attitudes required for professional practice
  • complement existing individual knowledge, skill, and attitudinal frameworks
  • provide a solid basis for tailored learning

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) endorses the safe and effective implementation of digital health in Australia. Digital health, when implemented appropriately, can improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare. A digital health capable workforce is key to ensuring safe, quality healthcare in the future. The framework has therefore been developed with a central theme of safety and quality in healthcare within the digital healthcare environment.

Nurses and midwives have important roles that cross the domains of patient care, leadership, advocacy, education, and research. As the Australian healthcare system increases the use of technology to deliver patient care, digital health-related roles and capabilities will become commonplace amongst this important workforce. The framework seeks to recognise these roles and the unique digital health capabilities of nurses and midwives.

[easy-social-share align="center" style="button" size="xxl" template="59" counters=0 noaffiliate="no" sidebar="no" popup="no" float="no" postfloat="no" topbar="no" bottombar="no" point="no" mobilebar="no" mobilebuttons="no" mobilepoint="no" facebook_text="Share on Facebook" linkedin_text="Share on LinkedIn" buttons="linkedin,facebook"]


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.