Access to continuing education for remote professionals

Dec 16, 2013 01:05 PM
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Jim Ward, Telehealth Specialist

Expanded Learning Management System Now Part of VCW Platform

CENTENNIAL, CO - 12/16/13 - Providing access through technology is at the heart of the Virtual Care Works mission, and was the key driver for expanding the continuing education capabilities of its platform. 

“We work with a number of groups who are using our platform to facilitate medical education across geographically divided locations, quite often very remote locations.  Feedback from these members made us realize that there was interest in expanding our platform’s educational capabilities,” said Jim Ward, Telehealth and Marketing Specialist at Virtual Care Works.

Previously, Virtual Care Works offered its members access to CORRE, a searchable database of timely and clinically relevant continuing education for healthcare professionals.  In response to member interest, Virtual Care Works turned to partner Educational Measures to build a learning management system that would be embedded in the platform and available as part of the VCW membership.

“We selected Educational Measures as our partner in expanding of offering based on their experience, their ability to meet our specific technology and security parameters and their commitment to innovation,” said Ward.  “We were excited to work with a partner who has a team of developers that can ensure our offering has the ability to grow and scale with us as we respond to our members needs and usage patterns.”

The integrated learning management system gives VCW members a framework to administer, document, track, report and deliver e-learning education courses or training programs.  (Members also have the ability to link their own proprietary learning management systems to the VCW platform if they choose.)

The Educational Measures team is enthusiastic about the partnership as well.  “We feel that telehealth is an emerging market for us and we are thrilled to be partners with an organization like Virtual Care Works who is already established in this space,” said Marc Crawford, President at Educational Measures.

About Virtual Care Works  

Virtual Care Works (VCW) provides secure, “medical-grade” communications solutions for health care providers.  The VCW platform includes tools to converse with colleagues and patients via videoconference, exchange medical data and images via secure email or text and collaborate across a secure, HIPAA-compliant network.  Healthcare organizations of all types and size benefit from the safety and security VCW offers, and use the VCW platform to avoid the significant fines ($10k per violation, up to $1.5m annually) and penalties that come with mishandling health information.  VCW partners with other industry leaders such as Dell, Juniper Networks, Level 3 Communications and Vidyo to provide their medical-grade communications platform.  VCW has members nationwide and is headquartered outside of Denver, CO.         

About Educational Measures

Founded over a decade ago as a technology company focused on data collection and management in the healthcare industry, Educational Measures was created to meet a need in the marketplace; the need to effectively collect and analyze data to its fullest extent to improve physician performance and ultimately patient care. Using their background in technology and education, the founders built a company based on cutting edge technology, innovative thinking and superior customer service.

Today, the company has expanded its services across all industries and added a suite of innovative, customizable products and services designed to help companies properly utilize content and data. With offices in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and New York, Educational Measures’ staff works to ensure their clients deliver content effectively and collect the data they need, because more facts, more figures and better stratification lead to more powerful results.

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About the Author
Jim Ward serves as Telhealth Specialist with Virtual Care Works. VCW is a secure, private broadband network enabling the practice of telemedicine, telebehavioral health and medical education as well as the exchange of protected patient data and medical images. VCW is a NCHN Business Partner.


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