Using moodle for medical education delivery to physicians - Gabriel Gurley

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Using moodle for medical education delivery to physicians - Gabriel Gurley
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Using moodle for medical education delivery to physicians - Gabriel Gurley

  1. 1. Using Moodle for Medical Education Delivery to Physicians Gabriel Gurley Crouse Hospital Syracuse, New York USA
  2. 2. Overview • Using Moodle for Continuing Medical Education Delivery. • Using Moodle for Online Certification Delivery. • Moodle as a communications tool for the entire hospital medical staff.
  3. 3. About Crouse Hospital • Located in Syracuse, New York • Founded in 1887 as the Syracuse Women’s Hospital by a group of community-minded women • Today, it is a 500-bed acute care hospital
  4. 4. USING MOODLE FOR CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION Crouse Hospital
  5. 5. Crouse Educational Services • Crouse Educational Services provides in-house education to medical staff within the hospital. • Services include Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) to Crouse physicians at no cost. • In 2013, 93 CME courses were offered covering a wide range of topics, for a total of 191 instructional hours.
  6. 6. How CMEs Are Currently Administered • Up to this point, CMEs were offered via in- class sessions. • Attendance is logged via a sign-in sheet. • Certificates are created using a template, printed and mailed to the physician.
  7. 7. Moodle is transforming Crouse’s Continuing Medical Education Program
  8. 8. Continuing Medical Education
  9. 9. How Moodle is Improving the CME Program • Moodle logging all attendance records for face-to-face CMEs. • Physicians can login anytime to view their CME credits. • Using the Certificate add-on, Moodle can produce physician certificates for CME credit verification. • Provide Online CMEs via Moodle and Panopto.
  10. 10. Online CMEs
  11. 11. USING MOODLE FOR ONLINE CERTIFICATION DELIVERY Crouse Hospital
  12. 12. Online Certification Delivery • In contrast to CMEs, certifications last only for a specific period of time. Medical Staff have to get re-certified when the certification expires. • Prior to deploying Moodle, certifications were handled exclusively face-to-face or by mail. • Quizzes are administered via pen and paper, and graded by Educational Services staff.
  13. 13. Online Certification Delivery
  14. 14. Online Certification Delivery
  15. 15. USING MOODLE AS A COMMUNICATIONS TOOL Crouse Hospital
  16. 16. Medical Staff Communications
  17. 17. Site News
  18. 18. Departmental News
  19. 19. Senior Leadership Communication
  20. 20. Bulletins
  21. 21. FUTURE USES FOR MOODLE Crouse Hospital
  22. 22. Badges • Badges pilot program for CMEs to begin later in 2014. • Amy McQuigge, Empire State College, providing information and guidance for the pilot. • Ultimate goal is to issue badges to physicians completing CMEs and certifications.
  23. 23. SPECIAL THANKS Crouse Hospital
  24. 24. Special Thanks • The Medical Staff Gateway Team, including: • Dr. Mitchell “Mickey” Lebowitz, Senior Medical Quality Director • Jackie DeCecco, Continuing Medical Education Administrator • Annie Agrasto, Director of Medical Staff Administration
  25. 25. Special Thanks
  26. 26. Special Thanks • Crouse Medical Executive Committee • Crouse Health Foundation • Everyone at Crouse for being “Simply The Best!”
  27. 27. Special Thanks • Empire State College for their cooperation and assistance with the upcoming badges pilot, as well as for their excellent educational programs. • Amy McQuigge • Eileen O’Connor • Susan Forbes • Diane Gal
  28. 28. Special Thanks And you! All of the developers, contributors, volunteers and educators that make Moodle a great Learning Management System.
  29. 29. The End

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