Performance assessment in the clinical workplace - infrastructure, interoperability and implementation

May 20, 2014 9:45 - 11:15am

Ian Graham, MBBS, MHP
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has developed a performance framework to support the assessment of surgeons and surgical trainees in the clinical workplace.  Implementation of an electronic performance assessment tool, which will eventually be fully integrated with a lifelong surgeon’s portfolio, presents challenges for information technology infrastructure and architecture; achieving interoperability between systems, departments, organisations and jurisdictions; and ensuring the optimum user experience in the busy clinical workplace.  The MedBiquitous standards and specifications are providing a foundation for the development of the RACS ‘Digital College’ of the future.