Standardization of Outcomes: Lessons Learned from Attempts to Aggregate

Track: Full Session (30 minutes)

Session Number: 3003
Date: Tue, May 8th, 2018
Time: 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Description:

Anyone who has attempted to aggregate outcomes reports from different educational providers understands the frustration and limited ability to make sense of the data. Even if programs have similar learning objectives, each report has different measurement instruments, types of participants, and even different interpretations of “levels” of outcomes assessment. However, aggregation can be an asset for both providers and supporters of education, especially to show an overall effect of CME across multiple interventions.

This session will take learners through the experience of aggregating outcomes by showing the value of this approach (from perspectives of providers and supporters), current issues inherent to aggregation and meta-analysis, potential strategies to resolve some key issues, and highlighting limitations of outcomes report aggregation.

The session will conclude with a “call to action” for providers and other developers of outcomes reports to work together to consider standardizing some components of their outcomes reports to allow easier aggregation across program reports.

Session Type: Session

Learning Objective 1: Identify the value of outcomes report aggregation within a therapeutic area
Learning Objective 2: Demonstrate specific challenges for data aggregation from varying outcomes reports
Learning Objective 3: Evaluate current strategies for aggregation and continued needs for outcomes standardization
Alignment to National Learning Competencies: Measuring the Effectiveness of CEhp Activities and the Impact of Overall CEhp Program, Collaborating and Partnering with Stakeholders, Leading the CEhp Program, Engaging in Self-Assessment and Lifelong Learning, Engaging in Systems Thinking and CEhp
Session Type: Session

Learning Objective 1: Identify the value of outcomes report aggregation within a therapeutic area
Learning Objective 2: Demonstrate specific challenges for data aggregation from varying outcomes reports
Learning Objective 3: Evaluate current strategies for aggregation and continued needs for outcomes standardization
Alignment to National Learning Competencies: Measuring the Effectiveness of CEhp Activities and the Impact of Overall CEhp Program, Collaborating and Partnering with Stakeholders, Leading the CEhp Program, Engaging in Self-Assessment and Lifelong Learning, Engaging in Systems Thinking and CEhp