9 February 1996 Information technology model for evaluating emergency medicine teaching
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Proceedings Volume 2618, Health Care Information Infrastructure; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.231668
Event: Photonics East '95, 1995, Philadelphia, PA, United States
This paper describes work in progress to develop an Information Technology (IT) model and supporting information system for the evaluation of clinical teaching in the Emergency Medicine (EM) Department of North Shore University Hospital. In the academic hospital setting student physicians, i.e. residents, and faculty function daily in their dual roles as teachers and students respectively, and as health care providers. Databases exist that are used to evaluate both groups in either academic or clinical performance, but rarely has this information been integrated to analyze the relationship between academic performance and the ability to care for patients. The goal of the IT model is to improve the quality of teaching of EM physicians by enabling the development of integrable metrics for faculty and resident evaluation. The IT model will include (1) methods for tracking residents in order to develop experimental databases; (2) methods to integrate lecture evaluation, clinical performance, resident evaluation, and quality assurance databases; and (3) a patient flow system to monitor patient rooms and the waiting area in the Emergency Medicine Department, to record and display status of medical orders, and to collect data for analyses.
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James Vorbach and James Ryan "Information technology model for evaluating emergency medicine teaching", Proc. SPIE 2618, Health Care Information Infrastructure, (9 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.231668; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.231668

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