The following text summarizes a discussion between MedBiquitous staff and Dr. Murray Kopelow, Chief Executive of the ACCME, on June 11, 2007 as a follow-up to the working group call on June 7, 2007.
- With regard to the comment on obsolescence of the MEMS survey, Dr. Kopelow clarified that he felt the questions of the survey were obsolete with regard to the ACCME accreditation requirements. He clarified that measuring learner reaction might still be perceived by providers and learners as an important component of evaluation that CME providers should undertake.
- He encouraged the group to work with educational evaluation experts, including psychometricians and others to validate the format and science on any approach we take.
- In terms of next steps, Dr. Kopelow agrees that formalizing the use cases is necessary. Use cases will help to highlight the differences between data providers want to track and data that the ACCME will be interested in receiving. He also agreed to come back to the working group with a form or set of requirements for the types of data that the ACCME would like to see providers measuring (and that would be in more direct support of the new accreditation requirements).