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Interactive Internet-Based Clinical Education: An Efficient and Cost-Savings Approach to Point-of-Care Test Training.

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The online in-service provided training that was equivalent to in-person sessions based on first-hand supervisor observation, participant satisfaction surveys, and follow-up results. This method saves time and money, requires fewer personnel, and affords access to expert trainers regardless of geographic location. Further, it is generalizable to trainings beyond HIV rapid testing. Based on these consistent implementation successes, we plan to expand use of online training to include remote VA satellite facilities spanning several states for a variety of diagnostic devices. Ultimately, Internet-based training has the potential to provide “big city” quality of care to patients at remote (rural) clinics. Read more

Authors:

Herschel Knapp, Kee Chan, Henry D. Anaya, and Matthew B. Goetz. Telemedicine and e-Health. June 2011, 17(5): 335-340. doi:10.1089/tmj.2010.0187.

Published in Volume: 17 Issue 5: June 13, 2011


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