The Center for Innovation, established in May 2001, is a unit of the NBME that is charged with development of new products and services and exploration of new ventures that facilitate NBME’s strategic vision and mission. The Center monitors relevant trends and technologies, implements proof-of-concept projects, and seeks collaboration with a variety of outside entities. In addition, it administers the Edward J. Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund (Stemmler Fund).
The Center, one of five major NBME units, obtains strategic, tactical and technical counsel from its Advisory Committee, and funding and approval from the NBME Executive Board. In pursuing its goals, the Center involves other NBME staff and external organizations sharing common strategic visions.
At the 2001 NBME Annual Meeting, the national faculty constituted by the Board prioritized seven areas for strategic initiatives: professionalism, “designer” assessment tools, generalist competencies, global services, cultural competence, evaluation of programs and systems, and continuous, point-of-learning products
From: "NBME® : Research : Center for Innovation."
Some of you may have been wondering why I'm racing all over the East Coast this week...
Monday I'll be a guest of the NBME's Center for Innovation in Philadelphia.
Be prepared for a few random live questions via Twitter - in particular I'll be calling on the ePatient community in the afternoon as we look ahead at how to integrate participatory medicine, patient and caregiver perspectives.
BIG ePatient w00t!