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

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

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