Curriculum resource co-design and development for a digital health workforce and digital health ready graduates


  • Deborah McGregor University of Sydney
  • Ida Rohne eHealth NSW
  • Annette Solman Health Education and Training Institute
  • Tim Shaw University of Sydney
  • Wilson Yeung eHealth NSW
  • Aaron Jones Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health
  • Andrea Herring Health Education & Training Institute
  • Suzana Sukovic Health Education & Training Institute
  • Amanda Culver Health Education & Training Institute
  • Jane Shrapnel NSW Health
  • Tricia Linehan NSW Health


Demand for an eHealth capable workforce is highlighting the need for eHealth education and training across tertiary education and workforce professional development contexts. NSW Health and the University of Sydney have collaborated to develop learning resources as a component of a comprehensive Digital Health Curriculum for NSW Health. Learning resource development is guided by the eHealth Capabilities Framework and the NSW Health Analytics Framework, to produce a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) relevant to the health workforce and health degree graduates. A co-design process, involving broad stakeholder and subject matter expert consultation from across health, education, government and non-government organisations, is being applied to develop quality learning resources. Initial learning opportunities focus on the foundation level digital health capabilities anticipated of the health workforce. In addition, there is a focus on discussions regarding future curriculum development activities at the level of intermediate and advanced level capabilities relevant to workforce in leadership roles or seeking career opportunities specialising in the growing professional fields of digital health and data analytics.


Editorial note

The journal editorial team acknowledges that the editor-in-chief, Dr Suzana Sukovic, is a co-author of the paper, ‘Curriculum resource co-design and development for a digital health workforce and digital health ready graduates’ (McGregor et al.). As outlined in journal polices, Dr Sukovic was not involved in any aspect of the editorial process. Blind peer-reviewing was managed by the Journal Manager and all other aspects of the publishing process were managed by the editorial team, excluding editor-in-chief. This practice follows the recommendations by COPE (


Article submitted: 31/8/2018

Article accepted: 6/11/2018

Publish date: 17/12/2018


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Author Biographies

Deborah McGregor, University of Sydney

A Senior Health Sciences Project Manager, Research in Implementation Science & eHealth (RISe), University of Sydney.

Ida Rohne, eHealth NSW

Senior Project Officer, Digital Health & Health Analytics, eHealth NSW

Annette Solman, Health Education and Training Institute

Chief Executive, HETI

Tim Shaw, University of Sydney

Professor of eHealth, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Wilson Yeung, eHealth NSW

Implementation Manager, eHealth NSW

Aaron Jones, Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer, Sydney Local Health District

Andrea Herring, Health Education & Training Institute

Executive Director– Professional Practice, Inter-professional Collaboration, HETI

Suzana Sukovic, Health Education & Training Institute

Director Research – Strategy, Research and Evaluation, HETI

Amanda Culver, Health Education & Training Institute

Senior Program Manager-Nursing and Midwifery, Professional Practice and Interprofessional Collaboration, HETI

Jane Shrapnel, NSW Health

Statistician, Management Support & Analysis Unit

Tricia Linehan, NSW Health

Director, Health Intelligence Unit


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How to Cite

McGregor, D., Rohne, I., Solman, A., Shaw, T., Yeung, W., Jones, A., Herring, A., Sukovic, S., Culver, A., Shrapnel, J., & Linehan, T. (2018). Curriculum resource co-design and development for a digital health workforce and digital health ready graduates. ealth ducation in ractice: ournal of esearch for rofessional earning, 1(2). etrieved from