"When I log in, there’s no question of where I need to go. It’s very simple.”
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 30, 2014
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which oversees all physician training, has introduced the Next Accreditation System (NAS), their new accreditation model. Designed and developed by physicians who are actively involved with Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs to incorporate major changes in national accreditation, Medtrics is the only residency management platform built in house and from the ground up to meet the requirements of ACGME’s NAS.
The NAS spells dramatic changes in the way the ACGME accredits institutions and graduate medical education (GME) programs. The result of a multiyear process of restructuring the ACGME’s accreditation system based on educational outcomes in the six domains of clinical competency, it requires hospitals to report performance data for each resident physician on a bi-annual basis instead of submitting general performance data every 3-5 years.
The ACGME designed a series of self-study webinars to assist program directors and designated institutional officials (DIOs) as they transitioned to the NAS. However, with Milestone use and reporting a requirement for all specialties now, some program directors are struggling with the vast amounts of data and time required to evaluate the competency of their residents.
Founder of Medtrics Lab, Dr. Santhosh Cherian said, “Accrediting organizations like the ACGME have dramatically changed compliance requirements and are demanding more data from institutions. GME is a complex environment, and it’s not easy to make a product unless you understand the needs and workflow inside out. Our goal in starting this company was simply to create a great application that our colleagues will enjoy using on a daily basis.”
Several hospitals are using Medtrics for their residency programs, including Mayaguez Medical Center in Puerto Rico and Lutheran Medical Center’s Internal Medicine program in Brooklyn, NY. This enterprise level software is essential for managing clinical training programs. After signing up clients receive access to the platform, which includes separate portals for the administrators, faculty, and physicians/students in training.
Brandi McKinnon, C-TAGME, unit supervisor of GME and UGME at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Department of Internal Medicine in Lubbock, Texas who recently started using Medtrics said, “It is much more user-friendly and simplistic. When I log in, there’s no question of where I need to go. It’s very simple.”
Medtrics Lab recently moved to the Bucknell University Entrepreneurs Incubator where it is at work adding features to improve efficiency for large institutions and develop full-featured native iOS and Android applications. The healthcare startup recently secured an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania, a State of Pennsylvania venture capital fund.
More information about this advanced residency management platform is available here.
About Medtrics Lab:
Founded by Dr. Santhosh Cherian (Radiology resident physician at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA) and Adityo Sagir (5+ years as a Management Consultant) in June 2013, Medtrics Lab is a limited liability company. They recently relocated to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to participate in Bucknell University’s Entrepreneurs Incubator (BUEI) program. The state of Pennsylvania recently endorsed this healthcare startup as a portfolio company for Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners.
The Core Team:
In addition to the founders, the management team consists of CTO Guilherme Gondim and COO Chris Tokodi. Dr. Ravi Gupta (current Vice Chairman of Internal Medicine – Lutheran Medical Center), Anish Sam, CPA and Dr. Mel Ona (current Gastroenterology Fellow at Brooklyn Hospital) serve as Advisors.