Watching Our Educational Partners Succeed: Agile Design Made Easy
In the four years since the launch of the ArcheMedX platform and the introduction of the Learning Actions Model we have continually demonstrated how more effective education (with greater data utilization) can lead to significantly improved outcomes over traditional forms of online medical education.
In addition to the extensive bench marking data that demonstrate how the learning actions model is so effective, we love asking our education partners why they have been so successful using the ArcheMedX platform. Over the next few blog posts we will highlight more of these success stories to help illustrate the outcomes our partners are achieving by partnering with ArcheMedX.
Introducing Antidote Education Company…
Antidote Education Company has been powering their Activities with the ArcheMedX platform for several years now, with more than 3,200 learners completing Activities across multiple Initiatives. Working with the ArcheMedX team, Antidote has taken advantage of the platform’s ability to deliver an agile educational design within the ArcheViewer that not only creates a more effective learning experience and improves overall outcomes but makes it much easier to demonstrate success and identify additional unmet learner needs. To better understand Antidote’s experience and achievements, let’s look a little deeper at one set of initiatives.
In 2015 the Antidote team launched New Horizons: Effective Management of Acute Heart Failure. While the initial launch demonstrated initial success in-line with historical benchmarks, Matt Fleming, Vice President at Antidote Education Company, thought that key data generated from the Activities revealed an opportunity to enhance the interventions by making simple changes through the platform’s agile tools. “Learners were missing a key point of the education and incorrectly answering part of the activity assessment,” says Matt. Using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Matt added several targeted learning moments including educator notes and a new poll question to clarify and augment the learning experience. These changes resulted in improved outcomes and provided critical, actionable data for future initiatives.
For the next initiative, Matt and the team at Antidote leveraged data and insights from the initial education to inform the needs assessment, creating a clear and concise picture of the need for additional education in heart failure. That educational initiative, The Beat Goes On: Emergency Treatment of Acute Decompensating Heart Failure, was successfully funded and launched in 2017 and again, Matt and his team utilized an agile educational design and the framework of PDSA to structure changes based on formative data generated by the Activities. Once again, the ability to quickly and easily make changes in the content and the various learning moments within the Activities showed welcome improvements in overall educational outcomes.
“Our relationship with the ArcheMedX team has been a true partnership”, says Matt. “The ability to utilize agile design and development, to understand what is and is not working, in real-time, and to effectively make modifications in our education to improve the overall outcomes, has been a crucial element in our success with the ArcheMedX platform: something that we have been unable to do with other educational platforms. And the ArcheMedX team has been tremendous. They are always willing to apply their depth of expertise in solving any problem. They truly want us to be successful.”
Congratulations to Matt and the Antidote team on their agile approach to delivering more effective education that allows greater data utilization and, ultimately, improved learner outcomes.
If you would like to hear more about the use of agile educational design, join Matt Fleming from Antidote and Michelle Tyner from ArcheMedX for an upcoming webinar:
Thursday December 7th