The standards development program of the AAMC
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The Origin

In October 2020, the MedBiquitous program sponsored the Community Action Planning for Educational Technology Interoperability (CAPETIHP) workshop in collaboration with WGEA CRIME to discuss with community members the challenges found at the intersection of conventional instructional methods, teaching in clinical settings, and accreditation requirements. These common challenges appear while finding effective combinations of tools and systems to manage health professions education (HPE) programs, efficiently centralizing data across systems, and successfully transferring information with other schools and credentialing bodies. Our community members wanted to explore how to address these challenges and increase standard practices for interoperability.

CAPETHIP Workshop Objectives:

  • Articulate and prioritize educational technology interoperability challenges in health professions education, and
  • Propose a set of best practices for interoperability.

CAPETIHP Workshop Facilitators:

  • Pauline Becker, MA, Stanford Medicine
  • Scott Helf, DO, MSIT, ProgressIQ
  • Body Knosp, MS, FAMIA, University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine
  • Helen Macfarlane, MA, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Johmarx Patton, MD, MHI, AAMC, MedBiquitous Program
  • Julie Youm, PhD, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

During the two-hour CAPETIHP workshop, full group discussions interspersed with a series of breakout sessions explored interoperability pain points, prioritization of pain point themes, and drafting an action plan.

The workshop concluded with attendees volunteering to participate in one of three Community Action Planning (CAP) working groups:

  • CAP Data Standards & Interoperability
  • CAP Leadership and Governance
  • CAP Vendor Relationships

The Journey

From Fall 2020 to Spring 2023, the three CAP working groups met monthly to further conversation around their identified themes, survey the health professions education (HPE) community, and coalesce feedback into a series of resources to share back with the HPE community to support its work.

MedBiquitous CAP Infographic Data Standards

MedBiquitous CAP Infographic Vendor Relations

MedBiquitous CAP Infographic Data Governance

Download PDF versions of the infographics below:

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CAP Working Group Rosters

CAP Data Standards and Interoperability

  • Chairs:
    • Toufeeq Ahmed, PhD, MS, McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center at Houston 
    • Helen Macfarlane, MA, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Members:
    • Greg Baker, NBME
    • Amy Bingenheimer, Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Amy Cole, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    • Carlyn Cox, Des Moines University
    • Jamie Fairclough, Roseman University College of Medicine
    • Andy Farella, NBME
    • Mary Gurney, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale
    • Bill Holloway, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine
    • Sharon Kaiser, Duke University School of Medicine
    • Terence Ma, University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
    • Christina Magnifico, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Vicki McKinney, University of Georgia 
    • Jed Smith, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
    • Katie Stinson, Vanderbilt University
    • Christen White, University of Washington

CAP Leadership and Governance

  • Chairs:
    • Gia DiGiacobbe, MBA, PMP, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
    • Julie Youm, PhD, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
  • Members: 
    • Jose Modesto III Abellera, University of the Philippines College of Medicine
    • Amy Bingenheimer, Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Michael Campion, University of Washington School of Medicine
    • Sascha Cohen, University of California, San Francisco
    • David Galassi, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
    • Anh Ly, Columbia University
    • Terence Ma, University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
    • Shannon Manley, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
    • Sally Mitchell, Indiana University School of Medicine
    • So-Young Oh, NYU Langone's Institute for Innovations in Medical Education
    • Hugh Stoddard, Emory University School of Medicine
    • Marisa Wilson, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Leslie Wimsatt, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Jinjie Zheng, Morehouse School of Medicine

CAP Vendor Relationships

  • Chairs:
    • Pauline Becker, MA, Stanford Medicine
    • Irina Russell, PhD, Stanford Medicine
  • Members:
    • Chris Andrews, Tulane University School of Medicine
    • Erik Boone, Nova Southeastern University
    • Christopher Bujara, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
    • Jeff Downing, ScholarRx
    • Nancy Farrow, Case Western Reserve University
    • Rosalyn (Scott) Ferguson, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
    • Scott Helf, ProgressIQ
    • JoAnn Klinedinst, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
    • Sylvia Merino, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
    • Thelma Miller, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Destiny Poruchny, one45 Software
    • Adam Tarnowsky, one45 Software
    • Litao Wang, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School