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Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 6-16

A Presentation System for Just-in-time Learning in Radiology

  • Charles E. KahnJr.Affiliated withDivision of Informatics, Department of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Email author 
  • , Amadeu SantosAffiliated withDivision of Informatics, Department of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • , Cheng ThaoAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin
  • , Jayson J. RockAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin
  • , Paul G. NagyAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Maryland
  • , Kevin C. EhlersAffiliated withDivision of Informatics, Department of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

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There is growing interest in bringing medical educational materials to the point of care. We sought to develop a system for just-in-time learning in radiology. A database of 34 learning modules was derived from previously published journal articles. Learning objectives were specified for each module, and multiple-choice test items were created. A web-based system—called TEMPO—was developed to allow radiologists to select and view the learning modules. Web services were used to exchange clinical context information between TEMPO and the simulated radiology work station. Preliminary evaluation was conducted using the System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire. TEMPO identified learning modules that were relevant to the age, sex, imaging modality, and body part or organ system of the patient being viewed by the radiologist on the simulated clinical work station. Users expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the system’s design and user interface. TEMPO enables just-in-time learning in radiology, and can be extended to create a fully functional learning management system for point-of-care learning in radiology.

Key words

Just-in-time learning continuing medical education (CME) decision support education PACS systems integration radiology workflow