Orzone AB, a world leading healthcare quality and medical training services company today announces in partnership with the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), the continuation of Online Global Assessments, due to the successful completion of the pilot examinations performed in 2011, which was organised in partnership with the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), the European Union of Medical Specialist (UEMS) and its Section and Board of Anaesthesiologists (EBA).
The online assessment is based on the EBA-European Board of Anaesthesiologist curriculum and consist of the largest MCQ-database in the world, covering 35 countries and 12 different languages, leading to the mostly spread diploma within the field.
The system technology used for the online assessment is called Ortrac which is web-based and created in a secure environment. Ortrac enables the creation and the reviewing of MCQ’s along with the creation and validation of summative and formative tests. The software can be used to perform sophisticated statistical analysis for multiple causes.
The Multi-country examination will be administered simultaneously throughout different time zones and continents and the joint venture will cover multiple years of ongoing online examinations. The examinations will be centrally organized with national administration and global co-ordination by the European Society of Anaesthesiology and by Orzone, throughout the period of time.
After the first pilot exam, the second online assessment will take place during the EUROANAESTHESIA congress on June 9th-12th 2012, in Paris France.
"Computer based assessment are becoming popular all over the world. Their use means lower costs, friendly formats and access to remote locations.
After our successful pilot with Orzone in 15 centers last year, ESA Examinations Committee decided to launch from next year officially an On Line Examination as a formative assessment based on the new curriculum of the European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA)
Our future goals is developing a Home On Line Assessment (HOLA) and also the ambitious plan (with UEMS) to create a Pan European electronic portfolio"
Quote: Zeev Goldik
Chairman- European Diploma of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EDA)
ESA- European Society of Anaesthesiology
The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) holds the most prominent position in the community of anaesthesiologists in Europe and elsewhere. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, a Council and the General Assembly. The Council is elected by Active members of the Society from each European country with a minimum of 25 Active members. The Board of Directors is elected by the Council. The General Assembly convenes at the time of the ESA's European Anaesthesiology Congress, EUROANAESTHESIA. The Society is comprised of Individual Members and Society Members. Society members are represented within the ESA by the National Anaesthesiologists Societies Committee (NASC) which is represented on the Board of Directors and maintains direct links with the World Federation (WFSA).
The Examinations Committee of the ESA is in charge of the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
The European Section and Board of Anaesthesiology is the Anaesthesiology branch of UEMS (European Union Medical Specialities) dealing primarily with Anaesthesia and Resuscitation, as well as Intensive Care, Emergency and Pain Medicine. Being part of UEMS it has the aims and strategies of 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.
Orzone, the creator of Ortrac is committed to improving the quality of healthcare and minimizing the risk of medical errors by developing creative training and assessment solutions based on advanced web and simulation technology. Orzone works in co-operation with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) to synchronize European medical training. This collaboration has resulted in the creation of a comprehensive electronic platform Ortrac, to support medical training, assessment and continuous professional development (CME/CPD).
More information please contact:
Hugues Scipioni and Maxime Van Cauter,
ESA administrators of the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
www.euroanaesthesia.org or www.esahq.org