European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and Swedish company Orzone in collaboration to harmonize training of European medical doctors. Orzone and UEMS share the vision of improving healthcare quality through the harmonisation of training and education in Europe. For this purpose a collaboration has been established for developing a comprehensive electronic platform to support medical training, assessment and continuous professional development. The strategic direction for the establishment and the primary focus of this initiative is to extensively improve the education and training of European medical doctors, improving medical outcome and patient safety.
"This is a major step forward for the UEMS. As an organization we promote the best possible standards of harmonized specialist training, continuing medical education (CME) and professional development (CPD), as well as quality assurance of specialist medical practice. By doing so, the UEMS is committed and serves to encourage decision-makers as well as healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate mechanisms for safe specialist medical care across Europe," quotes Dr. Zlatko Fras.
About The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)
The UEMS represents national associations of medical specialists from all the 27 European Union member states and its associated countries. UEMS has a current membership of 35 countries and are operating through its 38 Specialist Sections and European Boards.
"The UEMS has been active since 1958 helping in assuring the highest quality of medical practice are applied throughout Europe for the benefit of European citizens," quotes Dr. Bernard Maillet.
Orzone AB is a medical simulation company based in Goteborg (SE) with focus on patient safety. Orzone is committed to help improve medical outcome by developing creative tools, based on virtual reality, e-health and advanced simulation technology. The tools facilitate structured proficiency based training and assessment of medical skills.
The electronic platform, developed in collaboration with UEMS, can be used for training, assessment and continuous professional development. It will log and track progression (knowledge, skills and professionalism) of each trainee/specialist. The trainee and trainer will be able to check how well the trainee fulfils the curriculum requirements.
There is a strong focus to build a system which helps trainees, trainers, program directors and accreditation bodies in their daily practice. The exact structure and content will vary between the different Specialties and therefore Orzone will work closely together with each medical specialty.
"Team members of Orzone have been involved in scientifically groundbreaking projects relating to medical skills training during the last decade. Together with the UEMS, we are proud to bring training and assessment to the next level through this unique project. I believe our collaboration will enable pioneering results within the healthcare sector as we are taking steps towards improving patient safety." quotes Petra Apell.
For more information, please contact Nina Offen.(Published 2010-01-29 00:00)