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2001 An Odyssey for Health Care Practitioners. The 2001-2002 Health Issues Roundtable. Moderator: Lynn Webb, PhD Director of Test Development American Board of Psychology & Neurology. Since the dawn of man, health care systems have developed and evolved….

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2001An Odyssey forHealth Care Practitioners


The 2001-2002 Health Issues Roundtable

  • Moderator:

    Lynn Webb, PhD

    Director of Test Development

    American Board of Psychology & Neurology


Since the dawn of man, health care systems have developed and evolved…


Early work in orthopedics, biomechanics and other health care areas, has progressed steadily over the millennia…


…and the nurse of the future is likely to look very different than what we’re used to today…


…even the knowledge and skills required of the dietitian will differ radically from today.


From neonatal and pediatric care…


…to geriatric, intermediate, nursing home, and hospice care, we need to determine how the certification and regulatory environment will change


healthcare team- healthcare system

  • Where do errors occur?


Kristin Hellquist, Associate Director for Policy & External RelationsNational Council of State Boards of Nursing

  • How research on medical errors will affect healthcare and healthcare policy…


Increased Use of National Disciplinary Databases…

  • HIP/DB


Improved coordination and more efficient disposition of disciplinary cases


How can we help ensure that the healthcare practitioner has the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform safely?


A dazzling array of diagnostic tests and treatment modalities…what to choose?


New testing modalities:-Clinical Simulations-SP’s-Computer Simulations


Aggie Butler, PhDDeputy Vice President of Medical School Programs,National Board of Medical Examiners

  • New Developments in Testing in Healthcare


Telemedicine, Telehealth,Telepractice


Increased use of web-based technologies

  • Distance Learning

  • Medium-stakes Testing


Continuing Competence

  • Continuing Education increasingly targeted to the individual


Carol O’ Byrne, Director of Assessment Programs at the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

  • International Developments in Continuing Competence


Licensing Boards, Credentialing Organizations and Vendors

  • Relationships

  • Out-sourcing

  • Efficiency

  • Cost-effectiveness


Lynn Webb, PhDDirector of Test DevelopmentAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • Relationships with Testing Vendors


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