The College's Digital Literacy Framework sets out digital data literacy standards for all psychiatrists.
The pandemic translated years of information technology advances into clinical practice over a period of just a few months. The need for this had long been evident and what has been accomplished in such a small period could be argued as one positive to come out of the pandemic.
Keen to maintain momentum in a post-pandemic world, the College has published a Digital Literacy Framework to support colleagues with their continued use of digital technologies.
The guidance is based around three core themes:
- ICES – increasing clinician efficiency and patient safety
- IPOE – improving patient outcomes and experience
- EDMH – enabling digital mental health services for patients.
The framework sets out the digital data literacy standards for all psychiatrists which is a core skill for all those in mental health care. Not everyone needs to be an expert, however, the College insists psychiatrists have at least a core level of knowledge and skills in digital literacy.
We are inviting members to provide feedback by completing a short survey. The deadline for responses is Friday 26 May 2023.