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Mobile Apps for Education

September 21, 2011

Digital solutions in mobile format
The Digital Solutions team received funding in the spring through an Information Executive Advisory Board(IEAB) grant to develop mobile applications related to education. The following four apps have been developed.

Direct Observation

The Direct Observation App takes a traditional paper process into a convenient digital format. It enables clinicians to quickly record the results of their observations of medical students while in the clinical setting. It provides a standard format for collecting the data and then syncs with medSTAR (SIS for the College of Medicine) for aggregation and reporting.

Direct Observation mobile screen shots



Deliberate Practice

This research application will collect important data about the study habits of medical students. The data will be used to determine the effect of curricular innovation taking place in the College of Medicine.



P.O.C.H.E.T and STAB-it

P.O.C.H.E.T (Point of Care Health Education Text) creates a virtual textbook in a particular subject area. It links the clinical practice to basic science behind that practice. For example, POCHET may link the anatomy, epidemiology, and pathology content related to cardiovascular disease.

STAB-IT is a prototype of an application to provide evidence-based educational materials to an inter-professional health care team as well as patients at the bedside.