Digital health presents great potential across the whole spectrum of the cancer patient trajectory. However, there are many challenges to its full deployment. A crucial challenge is to provide continuous professional development and training for the cancer healthcare workforce and the non-clinical professionals, which poses an essential barrier to the uptake, safe, and effective use of digital health solutions across the cancer continuum.
The TRANSiTION project contributes to creating a new state-of-the-art education and training programme for healthcare professionals and non-clinical professionals that will enable the acquisition of digital skills and competencies for current and future needs that the integration of digital solutions generates. This will be achieved through a rigorous mapping of the current status of digital skills training and education across Europe and complemented by eliciting healthcare professionals, non-clinical professionals, patients, and carers’ needs analysis and transforming those into meaningful user requirements.
The project led by Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) introduces a co-creation approach bringing together professional associations, universities, educational centers, hospitals, and clinical centers. TRANSiTION introduces an innovative approach to practicing digital skills through learning activities (solving problems, working in teams, communicating, etc.) using ICT as an enhancer. TRANSiTION is expected to foster up-skilling and re-skilling in the context of digital health solutions for the health workforce and non-clinical professionals’ workforce. It will also support a swift transition to more effective and patient-centered health models.
TRANSiTION brings together an interdisciplinary consortium of 27 partners from 15 member states with extensive expertise in the development, assessment, and successful implementation of continuous professional development and training programmes in health.
ECO will undertake the leadership in communication, exploitation, and dissemination activities (Work Package 6).