Other useful resources
The HICF has been designed to:
- identify and open up career opportunities in health informatics
- help individuals plan their own careers
- help organisations to develop and deploy the health informatics workforce effectively.
The HICF promotes the identity and recognition of the health informatics
to other professions working within health and care. It
also shows the value of health informatics as a career for individuals and the value
that health informatics brings to health and care organisations.
A number of other standards and frameworks, which are relevant to individuals working
in health informatics, have been linked to the job roles in the HICF. This is to
help individuals and organisations:
- make sense of the different standards and frameworks and how they relate to each
- use the standards and frameworks that are most relevant to their learning and development
at any one point in time
- inform learning and development.
An overview of the different standards and frameworks and their links to the HICF
is shown in the diagram below. This is followed by a brief description of each of
the frameworks that has been linked to job roles in the HICF and then other broader
links that might be of interest.
An overview of the relationship between the different frameworks – not all
relationships have been shown for simplicity.
Other useful resources related to the HICF
There are a number of other useful resources that might support your understanding
and use of the HICF, be of use to a career in health informatics, or the health
informatics workforce. A brief description of them and web links to them are set
NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)
is responsible for both the strategic development of Information Communications
Technology (ICT) to support the transformation of NHS Wales’ services and the
delivery of operational services.
Health Informatics Professional Identity, Leadership and Education (HI-ProfILE)
is hosted by NWIS and provides development information and resources for health
informatics professionals in Wales.
Professionalising Health Informatics (PHI) is a 'one-stop shop' portal developed
and hosted by NHS Connecting for Health in England. It gives information and links to
health informatics professional, personal, educational, leadership and managerial
NHS informatics workforce development colleagues in England have also developed specific resources in the areas of:
NHS IT Training Professionals online community - this national online community
provides support for training professionals delivering clinical systems and other IT-related training. It provides a place to
discuss and share training materials, ideas, development opportunities, updates and other information with colleagues from across
the NHS. Register via the web site and once you’ve joined, use the Search facility to find NHS IT Professionals. The link to the
community should display at the top of the search results. Click this link then click on Apply to join.
The Association for Informatics Professionals in Health and Social Care (ASSIST)
is a professional association for those working in and for informatics in health
and social care. Its objective is to develop professionalism and professional
standards, and to work with other bodies including government to provide a voice
for informatics professionals.
The Institute of Health Records and Information Management (IHRIM) is primarily
an educational body. Its objectives are to provide qualifications at different levels
and career and professional assistance for members. IHRIM members work in the fields
of health records, information management, clinical coding and information governance.
Competency Framework Scotland - this framework has been developed to define the knowledge,
skills and behaviours that are required by practising clinicians who have a role in eHealth at a local,
regional or national level.
NHS Jobs provides information on health informatics jobs in the NHS in England
NHS Careers - the information service for careers in the NHS in England.
The Health And Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) - England's trusted national provider of
of high-quality information, data and IT systems for health and social care. The HSCIC plays a fundamental role in driving better care, better services,
and better outcomes for patients.
UKPASS – a search tool for postgraduate courses in the UK:
nurseinformatics.net - Information on nursing informatics from a US perspective:
Health Informatics Forum - free online courses and dicussions with
colleagues from the international health informatics community: