Community Action Planning for Educational Technology Interoperability in Health Professions

Community Action Planning for Educational Technology Interoperability in Health Professions – Sponsored by MedBiquitous in collaboration with WGEA CRIME

Health professions schools have unique educational challenges represented by the intersection of conventional instructional methods, teaching in the clinical setting and accreditation requirements. Finding an effective combination of tools/systems to manage a health professions education program is difficult, and centralizing data across systems is labor and resource intensive. Programs build a mosaic of system integrations based on past tool decisions, University requirements, licensing and availability of developers. As a result, these efforts are rarely transferable to other schools, resulting in parallel development and an absence of standard practices for interoperability. Using large and small groups, workshop participants will collaborate to address these challenges and engage toward standard building.

We are excited to offer this amazing session that will bring together the health professions, regulatory bodies, government and industry to engage on the topic of interoperability in health professions education.

To offer the best experience possible, we are asking individuals to apply to attend the session to ensure a diversity of viewpoints and guarantee a set number for attendance. 

Our current capacity for this session is 50. If there is enough interest, strong consideration will be given to offering additional sessions.

Online applications will be reviewed after September 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the session is full. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application for the workshop is available here.

Workshop Facilitators:

Pauline Becker, MA, Business Operations Manager, EdTech, Stanford Medicine. After 25 years in the Stanford academic and professional community, Pauline specializes in process management, connecting teams, customer service, compliance and implementing solutions to support teaching and learning in the School of Medicine.



Helen Macfarlane, MA, is the Director of Educational Technology, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Helen’s recent focus has been on systems review and replacement to support curriculum renewal, with parallel attention to process improvement.



Julie Youm, PhD, is the is the Assistant Dean for Education Compliance and Quality and the Director of Educational Technology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine (UC Irvine). Her recent work has focused on implementing effective uses of educational technologies for medical education as well as the continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes and program assessment in the Office of Medical Education.


Scott Helf, DO, MSIT, is CEO and Co-Founder of ProgressIQ. His team invents vendor agnostic software that unifies data from disparate education management systems into a secure, web and mobile friendly interface for students, advisors, faculty, deans, and provosts. ProgressIQ aggregates LMS, CMS, assessment, national licensing exam, rotation evaluation, and longitudinal outcome data, and empowers insight and decision making with advanced visualization and analysis. Scott also has decades of higher education experience as CTO, Assistant Dean of Academic Informatics, and Associate Professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, where he led his team as the AAMC GIR Innovation Forum Winner, and the first osteopathic medical school to successfully submit to the AAMC Curriculum Inventory using MedBiquitous standards.

Boyd Knosp, MS, FAMIA, is the Associate Dean for Information Technology at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine where oversees a number of IT services to support medical education, administration and research. Boyd serves as the Associate Director of Informatics Operations at the University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science where he leads a team that delivers state of the art informatics services. Nationally, Boyd collaborates on projects that work to understand how data warehouses are being used in medical education and clinical/translational science. He has also collaborated with peers to develop Maturity Models to help academic institutions better understand and plan their investments in IT and Informatics.

Workshop Outcomes: 

MedBiquitous & WGEA CRIME Workshop Presentation

Breakout Sessions #1: Identifying Pain Points

Breakout Sessions #2: Defining Action Plans