PRIMIS information facilitator training programme
The PRIMIS information facilitator training programme provides learners will the skills and knowledge required undertake the role of the traditional information facilitator. The role entails working with GP practices to improve the quality of the clinical data held on their clinical information systems, by cascading knowledge and information on data collection, recording and validation. The result is better health information and improved patient care.
Historically the PRIMIS information facilitator training programme has been funded centrally, most recently by The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). During this time, the training programme was available to information facilitators employed by Primary Care Trusts only.
In recognition of the valuable contribution that information facilitators make to health informatics skills development in primary care, PRIMIS will continue to make the training programme available to any primary care organisation seeking to develop this capability.
The programme covers the following topics:
- Patient health record management in general practice
- Data collection, recording and validation
- Medical terminology
- Coding terminologies (Read Version 2 and Clinical Terms Version 3)
- Information governance (associated with the extraction and analysis of primary care data)
- Extracting primary care data using a range of different methodologies, including MIQUEST
- Analysis and interpretation of clinical data from general practice
- Use of the PRIMIS CHART and CHART software tools
- Presenting the outputs of data analysis, including running feedback sessions with GP practices
- Managing change
- Facilitation skills
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. Alternatively each of the above topics can be delivered as stand alone training outside of the information facilitator training programme.