The Competencies Working Group Update: The Performance Framework

May 20, 2014 9:45 - 11:15am

Rosalyn Scott1, Timothy Willet2, Valerie Smothers3 
1VA, 2SIM-one, 3MedBiquitous

Competencies and learning outcomes are becoming the backbone of health professions curriculum and performance management systems across the continuum of a healthcare education, training and work life. In 2012 MedBiquitous released the MedBiquitous Competency Framework standard. The MedBiquitous Competencies Working Group has now developed a draft technical standard for representing performance levels associated with competencies. A key use case is related to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) recent implementation of outcomes- based milestones for the 26 specialties in its purview. The performance framework standard is designed to represent these milestones and other types of performance levels used in other health professions. This new standard is designed to facilitate 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. This work complements other MedBiquitous specifications for describing educational achievement and curricula This presentation will detail the technical standard, demonstrate its success in representing a variety of performance frameworks and discuss differences between the technical representations of different aspects of a competency vs. progression from less to more competent.