Education and training roles

Educators and trainers in health informatics are responsible for making sure that staff are able to use the latest technology so that the benefits it offers for patient care are realised.

This page has information on the education and training roles in health informatics and links to further information.

Working life

Technology offers significant benefits to health and health care. Health staff need to be trained to use technology for these benefits to be realised. Working in training or IT departments and clinical areas, education and training staff train healthcare professionals in computer literacy, clinical systems and other applications, and in the use of IT systems, applications and software. This includes the latest IT developments in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and diseases.

"I enjoy leading the team but also like to be hands-on in the development. It means I can stay at the cutting edge of an evolving technological landscape." Kevin Whitaker, a curriculum development manager

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Health informatics trainer with staff

Roles in education and training

Explore some of the roles in education and training in health informatics:

Training administrator

A training administrator is responsible for the administration of IT training within an organisation. Typical responsibilities include:


A trainer:

Training manager

A training manager is likely to be a senior figure within a team or department. The role will be varied and is likely to involve:

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