The Educator Recognition program, developed and launched last month by the Education Program Board (EPB) already has four individuals offering accredited openEHR courses.
- Heather Grain, Director of Course Development at eHealth Education, Melbourne
- David Moner, COO of Veratech for Health
- Hanna Pohjonen, CEO of Rosaldo
- and Luis Marco, Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for eHealth Research
Our assessment ensures that they have the relevant skills and expertise, and will protect the openEHR name by encouraging course and teaching quality.
David Moner, Chief Operating Officer at Veratech for Health said, ‘It is a great honour to be part of the first group of openEHR Recognised Educators. After 15 years teaching openEHR, archetypes, and the importance of clinical modelling to many early adopters, the market is now demanding well-trained professionals in openEHR.
Providing quality education is an essential step towards this objective. This recognition means that we can now level the education provided to all the people interested in understanding and using the openEHR specifications and tools.
The openEHR Education Program Board will continue working to support the existence of a professional career in openEHR, by providing a professional certification in the near future.”
Both Heather Grain and Hanna Pohjonen respectively made reference to the significance of the accreditation:
‘This recognises a combination of skills and experience in both openEHR and education.‘
‘It is about credibility and trust… it is important that openEHR education is delivered in an understandable way – suitable for different roles and competencies.’
And Luis Marco focused on the importance of the accreditation for the students:
‘It is a guarantee that openEHR educators have undergone a quality assurance process so students receive the best training.’
Individuals who successfully complete assessment will be listed under openEHR professional members and the ‘openEHR Recognised Educator’ logo will be displayed.
This will assist those looking for openEHR training to identify people may have more experience and offer higher quality training.
You can find more information on the Educator Recognition program here.
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