Seven Reasons to Store EPAs Digitally

Posted by Enda Griffin on 05-Oct-2018 16:30:53

Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) is changing the delivery and assessment of medical education in healthcare institutions around the world. CBME is outcome-based education, focusing on what is attained in terms of knowledge, skill, behaviour and attitude. This brings a wider focus to education, not just what is learned from the actual teaching process.

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are an effective measuring tool for these competencies. An EPA is a core unit of professional practice which can be entrusted to a trainee as soon as they have demonstrated the competence to conduct the task without supervision. Qpercom developed an EPA Management System, Entrust, to provide a digital solution for storing and managing EPAs. An accompanying work-based assessment app measures the trainee feedback, to complete the feedback loop between trainer and trainee. 

But what are the benefits of storing and accessing these EPAs digitally over paper?

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Topics: programming, computer science, digitalscoring, competency based education, dataprocessing, medical education, analysis, big data, electronic assessment, competency management system, competency frameworks, curriculum mapping, entrustable professional activities, EPAs, competency based assessment, cloud storage, student feedback, feedback, milestones, blueprinting

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

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, industryaward,, entrustable professional activities, EPAs, competency based assessment, competency based education, software development, curriculum mapping

Implementing Competency Frameworks in Qpercom Observe

Posted by Enda Griffin on 27-Jun-2016 14:00:00

When Qpercom developed it's unique Observational Management Information System (formerly OMIS, now Observe) in 2007, it very much used a ‘bottom up’ procedure. This is analogous to how module coordinators and exam administrators developed their assessment stations according to the so called ‘check list approach’. This approach is very much focused on ticking the boxes of an item list similar to the lower technology (paper) forms that were used in those days.

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Topics: eAssessment, competency based assessment, competency frameworks, competency management system, curriculum mapping, evidence based training, qpercom observe, clinical assessment, osces, qpercom observe feature

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, branding, quality performance competency, clinical assessment, competency based assessment, evidence based training, EPAs, entrustable professional activities

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