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 in Ronald Harden's 'Definitive Guide to the OSCE'

Posted by Enda Griffin on 20-Sep-2017 13:58:34

Dissemination of research findings often takes a long time. However, we are very pleased our research was noticed and published in Ronald Harden's 'Definitive Guide to the OSCE', an important book for those working in the field of medical education (page 147 (ISBN: 978-0-7020-5550-8)). 

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, medical education research, communication skills, medical education, ronald harden

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

OSCE Set Up: Multi-Sites, Multi-Scenarios and Multi-Examiners using Qpercom Observe

Posted by Enda Griffin on 10-Mar-2016 16:28:00

On Friday, 26th February 2016, Qpercom participated successfully in the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) School of Medicine’s multi-site Year 4 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). New from the previous year’s OSCE was the opening of the Clinical Skills Suites at Sligo General Hospital Medical Academy.

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, osce setup, student feedback, multi-examiner assessment, electronic assessment, objective structured clinical examinations, eosces, digital scoring technology

Research: Winny Setyonugroho's Phd on Communication Skills during OSCEs

Posted by Enda Griffin on 23-Dec-2015 10:46:00

 

In December 2015, Winny Setyonugroho defended his thesis 'The Assessment of Communication Skills During OSCEs: Development and Trialed Implementation of a New Standardised Model Using the MAAS-Global Instrument'. According to the external examiner Dr Marc van Nuland:

"This thesis is original in its introduction of a calibration process for OSCE checklist instruments. This certainly is a valuable contribution to the knowledge and scholarship within the domain of medical education. Further on, researching the effect of having a different first language on the results of communication assessment in OSCE is also of special interest. It is valuable that the candidate has tried to explain the observed differences of students with a different first language compared to native English speaking students from the perspective of the Theory of Working Memory."

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, big data, analysis, phd, communication skills, medical research, medical education

Observe Enhancements: Multiple Examiners, Multiple Scenarios

Posted by Enda Griffin on 04-Dec-2015 09:26:00

Multiple Examiners

Unique to Qpercom Observe, the OSCE management information system, are the new Multiple Examiners/Multiple Scenario enhancements. We have frequently read about research empowering the Standardized Patient (SP) to play an important role in examining parts of student’s competence. Only the patient experiences the effects of interpersonal communication, empathy and other aspects that need to be observed and at times marked.

 

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, medical education, new software rollout, multiple examiners assessment

Research: The Impact of a Review on Communication Skills Assessment: A Comment by Dr Kieran Kennedy

Posted by Enda Griffin on 21-Oct-2015 11:12:00

Research Paper:

Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM and Kropmans TJB. "Reliability and validity of OSCE checklists used to assess the communication skills of undergraduate medical students: A systematic review". Patient Education and Counseling, 2015. [5-Year Impact Factor: 2.975]  doi:10.1016/j.pec.2015.06.004

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, phd, communication skills, medical research, medical education, communication skills assessment

Research: A Systematic Review of Reliability and Validity of OSCE Checklists

Posted by Enda Griffin on 20-Jul-2015 15:47:00

A paper on the reliability and validity of OSCE checklists in assessing communication skills by Winny Setyonugroho, Dr Kieran Kennedy and Dr Thomas Kropmans was accepted by Patient Education and Counselling. As part of this research, 250 assessment forms were analysed across four academic terms in order to measure the true caliber of communications skills of OSCE performance. The paper can be accessed via the following link:

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, communication skills, medical research, medical education, research paper

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