New online tool enables management of competences in healthcare

November 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
ePortfolio enables the learner to record and reflect on their achievements and learning outcomes on an on-going basis, and to promote proactive personal development and career planning. In addition, ePortfolio is accessible to trainers and organisations providing a birds eye view of the students competences and an opportunity to provide feedback and assessment.

ePortfolio consists of a personal electronic record containing information such as personal development plans, a collection of achievements, skills/competencies acquired, reflective notes and learning outcomes.

Peter Bodley-Scott, director of Premier IT explains, ďWith the publicity surrounding competency levels of healthcare workers, itís important for learners to access a tool that enables them to record and reflect on their achievements on an ongoing basis. We believe the ePortfolio framework gives the transparency and consistency needed for training in the healthcare sector.Ē

Reflecting the very mobile nature of a healthcare professionalís work, the ePortfolio system can be accessed from any hand-held device, providing instant access to their development programme and training records.

Learning records can be cross-referenced with one or more skills or competencies to help build up a structured record of learning and development. A curriculum vitae tool is also included with sections on qualifications, employment, presentation, publications and teaching.


About Premier IT
The Premier IT Group is an independent software and support services business focused on delivering workforce performance improvement solutions. Established in 1991 Premierís workplace-based assessment software systems enable organisations such as the Institute of Directors. The Law Society, The Institute of Healthcare Management and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to record the ongoing job-role competence of their professional membership bases. Premierís solutions aggregate in a single intuitive web-based application all the information that the industry professional needs to record continuing professional development, (CPD) activities, plan learning, access learning and gain feedback from peers and supervisors. Premierís systems also reduce risk for the employer and the individual by creating an auditable log of learning activity able to bear scrutiny by independent assessors and regulatory bodies.

Premier also provides a broad range of IT and business skill training services, including: accredited Microsoft Technical training, PRINCE2 training and fully managed training solutions. A NHS Connecting for Health approved provider, Premier is currently delivering a comprehensive range of training services to enable to adoption of new clinical software systems to numerous NHS Trusts. Additionally, Premier provides IT support and application-hosting services to improve data security and system usability. For further information, visit: