[Standards] Educational Achievement Specification for Review

Bob Yayac bobyayac at kynectiv.com
Mon Jun 13 14:06:44 UTC 2016

Valerie - below are comments from Kira.  Hope they help.


For item 8.3.1, Events, can one event have multiple activity types? For example, the list includes examples of events to include: lecture, problem-based learning, simulation. What if one event is blended and contains several different types of activities, including: lecture, problem based learning and simulation? Would that be included under sub-elements?

Can we add a Decision (or Outcome) category under 8.3.1 (Events) or 8.3.3 (Assessments)?  In this category, we could list if the learners' decisions were optimal, suboptimal, or poor. This could provide us with more authentic assessment data. Often, there is not an assessment score related to a simulation. Instead, we have data on the effectiveness of the decisions made. Another way we could phrase this is "outcomes." A measure of competency in a virtual patient simulation could be the type of outcome the learner achieved for the patient. Was it a poor, suboptimal or optimal outcome?

From: Standards [mailto:standards-bounces at medbiq.org] On Behalf Of Valerie Smothers
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 8:18 AM
To: 'standards at medbiq.org' <standards at medbiq.org>
Subject: Re: [Standards] Educational Achievement Specification for Review

Hi, everyone. Just a reminder that today is the last day to submit comments on the Educational Achievement specification. We have received some comments. We'll compile all the comments and work with the Educational Trajectory Working group to address them and present back to the Standards Committee for ballot.


From: Valerie Smothers
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 3:16 PM
To: 'standards at medbiq.org' <standards at medbiq.org<mailto:standards at medbiq.org>>
Subject: Educational Achievement Specification for Review

Dear Standards Committee:

The MedBiquitous Educational Achievement draft specification is ready for your review and comment as part of the MedBiquitous standards development process.

The Educational Achievement specification provides a data structure that facilitates the exchange of data about a learner's achievements and competencies across the continuum of professional education. It includes the ability to document entrustment decisions and achievement of milestones.

The Educational Achievement schema and specifications are available for download from:


The Standards Committee is charged with guiding specifications through the process of creating official ANSI standards and voting on the standards. The Standards Committee will work closely with the Educational Trajectory working group to address any comments that are raised.

Please gather comments from within your organization and submit those comments through this email list by June 13.

Following the comment period and our work to address and resolve comments, we will initiate public review and balloting of the specifications.

Thanks to all those Standards Committee members who have participated in the working groups that drafted the specifications, and thanks to all of you for your continued participation in developing common standards to advance healthcare education and competence assessment.

Best regards,

Valerie Smothers
Deputy Director
vsmothers at jhmi.edu<mailto:vsmothers at jhmi.edu>

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