A new digital learning capability is available from the JNJ Institute, a world leader in professional education, guided two unique prime-time plenary sessions at the American Urology Association's Annual Meeting last month in San Francisco.
Crowdsourcing: Ureteroscopy - led by Khurshid Ghani, MD, a urologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Crowdsourcing: Robotics - led by C-SATS co-founder Tom Lendvay, MD, a pediatric urologist at Seattle Children's Hospital
According to Tom, both sessions successfully engaged the audience in interactive discussions about how crowdsourcing assessment for surgical skills correlates to clinical outcomes. Here are the session highlights:
Prior to the conference, 9,000 AUA members were invited to view inter-operative surgical videos and assess surgeon technical skills using the C-SATS platform. The same videos were also evaluated by a group of expert surgeons, as well as C-SATS global network of reviewers.
During the plenary sessions, audience members were given the opportunity to rate the videos using a polling app and the experts discussed the cases on stage. The results were displayed in real-time while Drs. Lendvay and Ghani compared the aggregated results of the pre-scored cases across the various groups and talked about the opportunities of crowdsourcing.
Read more about the sessions here.
C-SATS, a performance management system, uses a unique combination of data, analytics, artificial intelligence and human insights to evaluate and improve surgical skills. Combined with the Johnson & Johnson Institute's vast educational resources, surgeons and operating room staff are empowered with confidential, objective, near-real-time reviews of cases and personalized recommendations on how best to improve their technical skills with the most effective tools and resources available.