Information Management of a Medical School Educational Program: A State-of-the-art Application

S. L. Kanter
1996 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
Quality in the design and management of a medical school education program depends on the ability to access and analyze relevant information in a timely fashion. The components of a medical-education information system should support learning and instruction as well as the administrative and research responsibilities of the program. A system capable of meeting these needs requires core, operational, and strategic components. This article discusses a conceptual schema of the medical school
more » ... nment and reports the results of 3 1/2 years' experience developing core, operational, and strategic components at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The value of a simple conceptual schema as a design and development instrument was confirmed. Limitations of the system are discussed along with potential solutions. n JAMIA. 1996;3:103-111. Improving the quality of medical education is an investment in the future. To improve quality, a school of medicine must combine traditional responsibilities with a responsiveness to new mandates. Thus, a medical school must endeavor not only to guarantee the relevance of education to priority health needs and to apply effective learning processes, but also to participate actively in improving the quality and coverage of care, and to maintain a quality-assurance process.l
doi:10.1136/jamia.1996.96236278 pmid:8653446 pmcid:PMC116292 fatcat:p3skwdlkezdbzebyohhzhz3tra