EMS Announces Approval by Association of American Medical Colleges
The last several months have brought exciting news from healthcare simulation vendor Education Management Solutions (EMS). As an industry leader in the clinical simulation field, EMS is constantly making strides to increase the effectiveness and push the boundaries of healthcare education. A key indicator of this continuous improvement process is the official recognition of EMS’ Competency.AI solution as a preferred Curriculum Inventory (CI) and benchmarking tool by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
AAMC Adds EMS Competency.AI as Recommended Tool
The AAMC Curriculum Inventory (CI) serves as the premier benchmarking and reporting standard for content, structure, delivery, and assessment of medical school curricula throughout the United States. Reports from CI help participating institutions calibrate their curricula, understand trends, and provide data to AAMC to develop and sustain curriculum and program accreditation standards.
“According to AAMC, EMS is the first company to achieve CI Approved Vendor status in less than six months. We feel very proud to hear that,” shared Senthamarai Kannan Ayyakkannu, EMS Senior Vice President of Software Development. “This shows the technical capabilities of the EMS team and ensures the Competency.AI curriculum management module fully aligns with AAMC requirements and customer expectations.”
The certification of EMS’ CI solution, Competency.AI, was approved in record time for any AAMC vendor applicant, as EMS was fully compliant with AAMC’s exacting technical data and interoperability standards. EMS is an approved vendor participant and joins an exclusive list of providers committed to the CI standards to support AAMC-accredited medical colleges and institutions.
“Removing education silos to facilitate visibility and ROI across healthcare curricula is a key focus for EMS,” added Matt Merino, CEO of Education Management Solutions. “The selection by AAMC deepens the collaboration across our healthcare partners as we work together to create a scalable, highly skilled workforce.”
Watch EMS’ recent webinar demonstrating Competency.AI here:
“Streamlining Competency-Based Assessment and Curriculum Mapping to Increase Learner Performance“
Competency.AI provides educators with a unique and effective solution that aligns target outcomes across an entire curriculum. A centralized and secure cloud-based framework allows Competency.AI to ensure program outcomes are linearly mapped with course objectives, assessment protocols, and accreditation requirements. Additionally, advanced data reporting and analytic features give the ability for educators to track learner performance across the curriculum. They can also monitor assessment accreditation criteria and analyze risk factors with advanced gap analysis tools.
More About EMS
EMS is a leading healthcare simulation company that provides audio-visual recording, debriefing systems, learning management systems, A/V design consulting, online learning systems, counseling training systems, virtual patient simulations, as well ROI and competency-based evaluation systems. The company’s healthcare simulation-based solutions range from clinical simulation management software and hardware to counselor education and virtual interactive computer-based training tools. EMS’ comprehensive technology platform aggregates curriculum and learner performance data across online, didactic, clinical, and simulation-based training modules.
Founded in 1992, EMS’ mission has always been to provide a safe environment for healthcare professionals to develop clinical skills. Their state-of-the-art technology makes simulation training easier, from automated sessions to feature-rich, interactive tools in the simulation classroom, to mobile solutions for in-situ training environments. EMS’ track record of healthcare education innovation includes:
- First to introduce AV and standardized patient (SP) simulation management
- Modernized digital video recording for clinical simulation
- Revolutionized virtual patient case and IPE training
- Introduced distributed enterprise network software architecture
- Launched Next Generation Simulation, delivering over 100,000 live fully remote immersive simulation encounters
- Launched EDUCATIONiQ, bridging the gap between competency-based online, didactic, and simulation-based curriculum
Working alongside subject matter experts, EMS serves as the driving force behind numerous consumer-centered innovations that continue to move the clinical simulation market forward with breakthrough technologies. EMS pledges to bring educators the best collaborative innovation the industry has to offer – as “innovation has been written into our DNA for more than 30 years!”
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is cited as a key source for professional certification in the industry. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He and his wife Abigail Baily, PhD live in Las Vegas, Nevada with their two amazing daughters.