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Irish Healthcare Awards 2019: Double Nomination for Qpercom

Posted by Deborah on 20-Nov-2019 22:05:04

Industry recognition is always appreciated, particularly in the fast moving arena of technology, and the critical sector of healthcare. We are thrilled to receive two more award nominations in 2019, from the Irish Healthcare Awards. The nominations are for Best Use of IT and Excellence in Healthcare Management.  Hosted by the Irish Medical Times, the Irish Healthcare Awards celebrates its 18th year as Ireland’s leading medical awards. Winners will be announced at an awards evening in Dublin in November 2019.

 

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Topics: eAssessment, osces, eosces, digitalscoring, programming, clinical skills assessment, mmi, awards

Qpercom wins Norwegian National Tender

Posted by Deborah on 25-Jul-2019 15:36:34

We are delighted to share more good news from Galway in 2019. Qpercom has been awarded a national tender in Norway to deliver Qpercom Observe to higher education institutions. The tender represents the four major universities in Norway; University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Tromsø (The Arctic University of Norway) and the University of Bergen. It may also include UNIT, the Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research. The successful outcome of the Norwegian tender comes just after winning the prestigious e-Assessment Award for Best Use of Summative Assessment for Observe.

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Topics: eAssessment, osces, eosces, digitalscoring, nationaltender, norway, tender, clinical skills assessment, bid

Qpercom announced as winner of e-Assessment Award 2019

Posted by Deborah on 02-May-2019 19:43:16

The e-Assessment Association recently hosted their international award programme, the e-Assessment Awards in London. The association highlights advancements in e-assessment across all sectors and industries. We are thrilled to announce Qpercom was selected as winner for ‘Best Use of Summative Assessment 2019’. Winners were selected from a group of global assessment providers by a panel of highly experienced, international experts.

 

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Topics: eAssessment, osces, eosces, digitalscoring, product award, industry award

Best Use of Summative Assessment Nomination Qpercom Observe

Posted by Deborah on 21-Mar-2019 16:43:39

We are delighted to report Qpercom Observe, our digital OSCE solution has been nominated for the Best Use of Summative Assessment Award 2019. The International e-Assessment Awards are presented by the e-Assessment Association annually. It is a great honour to be nominated alongside such innovative and market-leading assessment providers. We are thankful to the e-Assessment Association for taking the time to get to know Observe and review the role of Observe in Summative Assessment in medical education.

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Topics: eAssessment, osces, eosces, digitalscoring, product award, industry award

Qpercom 10th Birthday Special: €2,008 for 1 year

Posted by Deborah on 11-Jul-2018 13:44:35

 

 

In December 2018, Qpercom will be 10 years in operation. To celebrate we are offering a product licence for €2,008 for one year.

That's a fully supported, unlimited year of product use, for the price of a pilot. If you have been considering moving to digital assessment or trialling a new form of digital assessment, this offer is for you. If you run OSCEs, clinical assessment, MMIs, large-scale interviews or EPAs and competency based assessment, apply now for this limited offer and see how you can benefit. 

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Topics: New technology, eAssessment, software development, competency based assessment, EPAs, entrustable professional activities, curriculum mapping, digitalscoring, birthday, anniversary, 10yearbirthday, specialoffer, clinicalassessment, multipleminiinterviews

Data Security and Qpercom: GDPR 2018

Posted by Deborah on 30-Jan-2018 13:02:24

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in Europe on 25th May this year is a great opportunity to open new conversations on data security. 

 

To illustrate our approach to data security, we put together the infographic below to outline:

 what we do with data, what we do with our client's permission, and what we never do with data. 

 

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Topics: eAssessment, software development, datasecurity, dataprotection, dataprocessing, datacontrollers, dataprivacy, digitalprivacy, datagovernance, GDPR2018, personaldata, digitalscoring, datacompliance, dataencryption, databackup

Qpercom Entrust 4th Award Nomination: Entrustable Professional Activities Management Information System

Posted by Deborah on 15-Nov-2017 17:29:31

 

We are delighted to announce a medical education project by Qpercom and the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (CAI) has been shortlisted for a total of four industry awards in 2017 and 2018. The aim of the project was to design a technological framework to support implementation of a competency-based training and assessment system for post-graduate training within the CAI. The outcome was a Data Management System for Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs), with a mobile application for recording feedback in the clinical workplace.

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Topics: New technology, eAssessment, software development, competency based assessment, EPAs, entrustable professional activities, curriculum mapping, industryaward,, competency based education

Steps to Encourage Technological Acceptance

Posted by Deborah on 03-Oct-2017 12:33:34

Adopting new technologies requires a cultural shift. These shifts do not happen overnight; they take time, for users to experience a learning curve and gain confidence in the new system. Technology use may be inevitable, but it should be managed nonetheless. Research relating to the theory of technology acceptance is ongoing and inconclusive. It refers to concepts in consumer behaviour, the diffusion of innovations, psychology and many more. With more literature available on why and less on how to, we put together an infographic to assist organisations to plan for and encourage technology acceptance.  

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Topics: New technology, eAssessment, technology resistance,, technology acceptance,, theory of technology acceptance

Paper is Patient: Recognising Technology Resistance

Posted by Deborah on 09-Aug-2017 18:16:38

 

In her diary published in 1947, Annelies Marie Frank remarked; paper is patient. It doesn’t hurry, judge, or criticise. In the world of assessment, rounds of exams and corrections generate thousands of paper forms. Paper may be readily available but it introduces a range of potential errors, draining time and financial resources. Introducing efficiencies and new learning tools can seem like a means of simply taking up more time. In reality, eassessment, emarking and digital scoring technologies significantly increase reliability and validity. In Marketing, the Diffusion of Innovation was developed to illustrate how ideas and new technologies spread in societies. The two most innovative categories are the quickest to adopt a new idea, and represent only 16% of the population collectively. How do we help the remaining 84% to adopt new technologies in a similar time frame?

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Topics: New technology, eAssessment, technology resistance,

What's in a Name?

Posted by Deborah on 06-Jun-2016 12:45:00

Qpercom.

For some, it does not roll off the tongue upon first hearing it.  We have received many a phone call in the office for 'Qwerpercom'.  To set the record straight, here’s how it goes:

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Topics: eAssessment, software development, clinical assessment, competency based assessment, evidence based training, branding, quality performance competency, EPAs, entrustable professional activities

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