MedEdQR aspires to make software tools delivered on mobile devices that, when combined in-situ with clinical and case-based medical education, will significantly enhance the practitioners’ learning experience resulting in higher quality patient-centered care.
Our mission is to significantly, positively, and measurably improve medical knowledge comprehension and retention, resulting in higher quality patient-centered care and greater empathy, through the use of innovative technology within clinical and case-based engagements using a SaaS platforms and mobile devices that:
Do not interfere with clinical and / or diagnostic workflow (“dr think”),
Work as well in both virtual, real, and simulated (hybrid virtual and real) learning environments,
Work in self paced and temporal classroom settings,
Work for the individual or in collaboration,
Work in remedial and continuing education, and
Do not require the practitioner to sit in front of a computer to engage a patient – virtual or real.
Founder / Owner
Gilbert, AZ, USA
John spent 25 years teaching at various universities including Oklahoma State, Tulane, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, and Drexel University. From the early 70’s he simultaneously maintained an active consultancy developing computer applications in architecture, engineering, and computer aided design. In 2000, he moved from the academics to IT at Drexel University. There he oversaw the implementation of the university’s learning management system, instituted online learning, and concentrated on innovative classroom design and teaching methods. During his stay in IT, he received a national award for his work as a AV Innovator and another for his design and implementation of DragonDrop, the first full featured rich media, university hosted, Content Delivery Network (CDN) in the country. In 2008 he move to California to help open a new remote campus where he was the CTO and COO. After briefly retiring in 2011, he joined the Joint Medical Program at UC Berkeley where he was the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning. In 2015, he retired to launch MedEdQR LLC in Sacramento, CA then moved the business to Gilbert, AZ in the spring of 2016.
Patricia A Pitzer
Chief Financial Officer
Gilbert, AZ, USA
Pat has an incredibly diverse background, from engineer and designer to pastor and professor. Her professional and life experiences have provided her with a broad range of skills. Pat graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. Pat has always loved numbers. Her foundation in engineering prepared her well for project management. As a Senior Designer for a world-renown lighting consulting firm and as the owner of her own consulting firm, she worked on multi-million dollar projects around the globe, verifying through the process that the designs met all the client’s budget constraints. Running her own firm gave her hands-on experience in all financial aspects of business, from operations costs and budgeting to tax filings to payroll complexities.
Pat also holds a Masters of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary. Her roles as Chair of the Board of Trustees (8 years), Associate Pastor (3 years), and Treasurer (3 years) for her former churches also contributed to her understanding of business economics. Her most recent experience was as the Interim Executive Director and Administrative Director for a non-profit organization that served the homeless of Sacramento, California. In her four-year tenure there she revamped the organization’s accounting system to a comprehensive package that decreased their dependence on outside accounting assistance, including running payroll in-house. She was also responsible for grant applications and reporting, staffing, and community relations.
In addition to keeping the financial aspects of MedEdQR on track, Pat enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling. Her favorite travel destination is Pennsylvania, visiting her grandson.
Portland, OR, USA
Paul is a Founding Partner and Director of Development at ArckInteractive.com. He’s been designing, developing and managing web sites and applications since lynx was the most popular browser. He got his chops developing enterprise web applications for Perot Systems and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Why us? 7 Reasons
#1 On-demand access to rich patient information via EMR-like system for any learner anytime.
#2 MedEdQR promotes learning regardless of learning context.
#3 Assessment of clinical reasoning as we track learners information requests while exploring case content.
#4 Effective in introducing learners to “Doctor Think”, how the personality & interaction of the physician and patient can affect the diagnosis and treatment.
#5 Simple tool, fully engaging learners as they build EPA competency in Medical Knowledge, Clinical Skills and Professionalism.
#6 Supporting the AMA’s core “Entrustable Professional Activities” (EPAs).
#7 Improving student medical knowledge & clinical skills acquisition when used in virtual or standardized patient engagements.
2473 S. Higley Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295