Towards a Standards Infrastructure in Healthcare Education

Medical knowledge changes at an extraordinary pace, and so does healthcare education. Students expect state-of-the-art digital tools. Regulators require increasing amounts of data on the efficacy and structure of the educational enterprise. Educators are encouraged to educate and assess learners in multidisciplinary teams. And healthcare providers are being asked to improve the quality of care using formal assessment and improvement measures. A technical infrastructure is essential to help educators achieve all that is being asked of them in a cost-effective manner. In this presentation, Ms. Smothers will review some of the standards being developed by MedBiquitous, an ANSI-accredited standards develop for healthcare education and competence assessment. She will also review projects based on MedBiquitous standards that illustrate the impact a common infrastructure can have.


Friday, 6 April, 2012 - 16:30 to 17:30