In 2011, Digital Solutions has been actively involved in the development of multiple mobile applications that will support the education mission of the College of Medicine. These prototypes are among the first developed within the Medical Center and Ohio State University as a whole.
In addition to these mobile applications, Digital Solutions has contributed to the development of the OSU Mobile App and is also collaborating with Ohio State University's Marketing Communications team to create a one-stop mobile portal that will feature mobile apps created for and within the University; developer resources; contact information for new app ideas; and student recruitment for mobile app design and development.
P.O.C.H.E.T. (Point of Care Health Education Text)
The POCHET app is a virtual textbook that links a particular clinical practice to the basic science behind that practice (e.g., anatomy, epidemiology, pathology). Imagery from multiple science categories can be referenced, including (but not limited to): anatomy, cell biology/biochemistry, epidemiology, etiology/pathology, medical imaging, and pathophysiology/biomechanics. (Image: far left)
ID Guide (formerly STAB-IT)
The ID Guide provides evidence-based educational materials about infectious diseases to an interprofessional health care team. (App not shown)
Deliberate Practice Research
The Deliberate Practice Research app was designed to collect data about the study habits of medical students and enable the study of the effect of curricular innovation. This pilot research study began in September 2011, collecting data from students in regards to how they are spending their time and logging their perception of the value of the activity they engaged in in relationship to their medical education. Data will be analyzed to determine whether this mobile application is a usable, functional tool for medical students. (Image: center)
The Direct Observation mobile app enables clinicians to quickly record the results of observations of medical students in a standard format enabling the real-time aggregation and reporting of results. The student sets up an observation to record on their mobile device and hands the device to the attending who then records the observation and submits the data into medSTAR (Medical Student Testing and Records), the College of Medicine's student information system. Direct Observation data will allow faculty to give real-time feedback while observing students' performing skills and will inform educators how to direct additional coaching. (Image: far right)