The Power of Acting Locally: Possibilities raised by the CI Standard as a model for data expression and data sharing

May 19, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Sascha B Cohen, MA, BA1, Scott Kroyer, BA2
1UCSF School of Medicine, 2E*Value

With the advent of the Curriculum Inventory Standard, we have a taxonomy for medical curricular data that is shared and extensible.
This provides a key translational tool for provisioning the AAMC's new Curriculum Inventory system with data for analysis and reporting. However, this is just the initial application of the standard; moving forward, the standard provides us with the opportunity to leverage multiple tools and systems to provide a much richer, more actionable, and higher value ecosystem of data than has been previously realized. This is seen most clearly in information transfer between systems; in datasharing among multiple disparate environments; and in localized comparisons of complex curricula. In each of these cases numerous barriers have prevented rapid development and potential application of new opportunities among institutions. Key areas barring previous in efforts such as this can be identified as a both pedagogical and technological:
1. Idiosyncratic vocabularies and taxonomies
2. Highly individualized models
3. Multiple interpretations of shared models
4. "walled garden" commercial solutions
5. legacy data systems
Adoption of the standard allows us to address and remediate each of these issues by creating a stable and structured point of reference against which to model transactions. Using Ilios as an example, we intend to show up to 5 possible approaches to leveraging the standard.