BMJ Portfolio, the early years. Lessons learned from creating a global e portfolio.

May 20, 2014 8:00 - 10:30am

Helen J Morant, MBBS,  Carolyn Simpkins, MD PhD,  Anna Ellis, MBBS,  
Laura Hacker, BA 

E portfolios are increasingly important for healthcare professionals and their organizations. BMJ Learning created and launched BMJ portfolio in 2011. It now has over 250 000 registered users, with over 15 000 users a month. BMJ portfolio includes a number of features specifically designed to make importing and exporting information easy and straightforward for the user. And yet uptake of these features has been low. We will present the features, focussing on a bookmarklet for adding content from around the web the export function which allows CSV and PDF downloads. We will also present qualitative data from users of the BMJ portfolio and discuss their motivations for using and not using these tools in the way they do. Issues that prevent uptake include mistrust over use and ownership of data, and perceptions (both true and false) about interoperability.