The EHealth Competency Framework - Defining the Role of the Expert Clinician - produced in partnership with the Scottish Government was launched in July 2011. The framework was produced by the eHealth Competences Framework Steering Group (established in 2010) under the Chairmanship of Dr Catherine Kelly.
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. The framework covers abroad range of domains from generic competences required by all, such as the safe and secure management of health information, to areas of in depth informatics knowledge which may only be required by a limited number of individuals. It is hoped medical and dental practitioners can use the framework to demonstrate achievement of competences relevant for their roles within their own organisations at different stages of their professional careers.