What features can we expect to see in the MedEdQR application in the future? Template Media Type.
We are now on the third item in the list of the potential feature updates that may find their way onto the MedEdQR platform development timeline. We covered Gamification and Case Metadata so far and now I will introduce you to the feature I call “template media type”.
- Gamification / Goal setting
- Case metadata
- Template media type
- URL media type
- User metadata
- Competency / Entrustable Professional Activities
- Case Preview in Web-app
- Enhanced reporting
- Learner portal
A quick review – “media” in the MedEdQR platform refers to graphics, audio, video and document files uploaded and stored in the MedEdQR cloud. These elements are complete in themselves and are meant to be attached to cases as part of Case Media, Case Pages, or as attachments to Physical Exams or Lab Tests. Yet there is a class of media that is not complete, for example the intake form for new patient at a physician’s office, or a generic allergy reporting form. What these types of “forms” or “Templates,” in PDF format, have in common is that they are generic, non-patient specific and are incomplete – i.e. they need to be filled-in. It makes no sense to attach such empty forms to a case, but it does make sense once they are completed. An example of such a form can be seen in image to the left – an Apgar Newborn Scoring Chart.
So the workflow in using these forms is to have a library of Templates that can be downloaded and completed by the Case Builder, and then uploaded to the normal media library. It is that completed form that is attached to a case element.
One of the features of the proposed Template Library is the ability for Case Builders to add their own Templates to a “departmental” template library, mimicking the way they can add media elements to a local “departmental” media library. By mimicking the way other media elements are handled, it will make the learning curve for this update trivial. Another reason for giving Case Builders the ability to add their own templates to a local library is so forms from local or partnered institutions, like physician’s offices, laboratories, imaging facilities, hospitals and other related medical institutions, can be added. The addition of templated media to a case would provide a richer learner experience through the connection of the virtual patient case content to recognized local institutions.
So give the MedEdQR platform a try. If it has been a while since you saw a demonstration of the MedEdQR platform, or if you have not experienced a demonstration yet, we would be happy to show you how this platform can enhance your educational program. Click here to request a demonstration.
John Morris, CEO