The team at Elentra has played a pivotal role in the success of the Queen’s CBME project in Postgraduate Medical Education and helping launch all 29 specialty programs into CBME curriculums in July 2017. Their commitment to building a true end-user design model that meets everyone’s needs (trainees, University, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada) has been impressive since we started collaborating together in 2015. I look forward to our ongoing collaboration and continuous optimization of the design features for this incredible platform. I encourage all medical education leaders to try a demo and speak with the Elentra team leaders to see what IT solutions are possible at their institution.
Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME)
What are we doing for CBME?
Our CBME assessment system allows programs to upload program specific EPAs and map those to relevant milestones and specific assessment criteria. This complex data architecture facilitates the dynamic generation of EPA specific assessment tools in real-time when a resident or faculty member triggers an assessment in the clinical environment.
Overall resident progress in EPA achievement is functionally displayed on the Resident Dashboard grouped by Stages of Development along the Development Continuum.
Assessment Trend Charts
Residents, their Academic Advisors, and Program Directors can examine performance patterns across multiple assessments completed for a single EPA with our Assessment Trend Charts. They can also drill down into the charts, pull up and review specific assessment forms that have contributed to the displayed trend.
Our CBME assessment system also has extensive search capabilities through a detailed filter feature. This functionality allows Residents, their Academic Advisors, and Program Directors to query performance information by, for instance, CanMEDs Roles, diagnoses, case complexity, clinical setting, and numerous additional contextual variables.
Adopting a user-centred approach, we’ve created dashboards to facilitate the display and interpretation of assessment data for residents, their academic advisors, program directors and administrators, and competence committee members.