Development of Technology Standards for the Performance Framework: Progress Report by the Competencies Working Group.

April 9, 2013 8:00 – 9:30am

Rosalyn Scott1,  Timothy Willett2,  Valerie Smothers3
1Department of Veterans Affairs, 2SIM-ONE, 3MedBiquitous

Many stakeholders in the healthcare domain are integrating outcomes and competencies into their business, clinical and educational plans. The MedBiquitous Competency Framework standard provides a common way of representing competency frameworks so that curriculum, resources, and achievements can be mapped to those competencies. The MedBiquitous Competencies Working group is currently working to develop a Performance Framework standard that will build on the Competency Framework and describe the levels of performance associated with a competency. One important performance framework example is the Pediatrics Milestones Project, which provides a detailed schema for describing and assessing the development of competencies in pediatrics, such as their path to mastering gathering essential and accurate information about the patient. In this presentation we will detail the current status of the performance framework standard. Our challenge as educators is to determine how we integrate this work to support the transition from a medical education culture based on "time-in-grade" to one that individualizes a learner’s educational path, defines when a trainee is qualified, and determines the level of supervision required at any point in time. Using the information electronically represented by MedBiquitous standards, we can characterize a trainee's credentials, identify her areas of competence, the level at which she is currently performing, and where she needs to be to reach mastery.