The New Innovations Blog

2021 ACGME Annual Education Conference - Day 3 Recap

While COVID-19 has become a catalyst for change – a defining moment for all of us to reimagine medical education the way it should be. The ACGME Keynote Speaker, Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Speaker issued a thought-provoking and powerful challenge to the graduate medical (GME) community: to take on not just the job of clinical care, but to advocate for the “moral determinants of health,” a set of actions to address many of the underlying societal causes that lead to poor clinical health and clinical health outcomes.“There needs to be a reckoning, I think,” said Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE. “And that leads me to you.”

Dr. Berwick described healthcare as a repair shop-whether it is for depression, a heart attack, disease, etc. patients need repaired. He describes the “business” of healthcare as a risky business because of medical errors and inequities/disparities that can and do impact patient outcomes. The patient delivery model of the past emphasized it was the clinician’s job to repair. But the challenges of the past year, shined light on the inequities of social disparities that the world can no longer ignore.

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2021 ACGME Annual Education Conference - Day 2 Recap

Today the conference opened up with the President’s Plenary address, where Dr. Nasca gave us all a look at the big picture of the state of graduate medical education in the world. We got to hear the history of the New Accreditation System, which began 20 years ago, with the four phases of the ACGME Outcomes Project.

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2021 ACGME Annual Education Conference - Day 1 Recap

Today was the first day of the ACGME conference in the new virtual format. ACGME clearly put a lot of thought into providing attendees with the best experience and solid content.

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Say Goodbye to Filing Cabinets with Paperless Records

When you think of an institution that has existed for well over 50+ years training residents the number 1 thing that comes to mind is the mountains of paperwork. Then when you need to verify training for a resident from 20+ years ago you have to manually search for the information. This customer had one thing in mind, improving efficiency. With the help of New Innovations this customer was able to utilize Personnel data to store electronically the mounds of physical paper.

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How Checklists Overcame a Natural Disaster

When onboarding a large New York City customer with well over 1,000+ residents who routinely rotate to multiple affiliates they needed the ability to automate their existing new hire process. New Innovations worked with the customer to better understand their processes so that in developing the checklist it was much improved. After extensive research and many months the result was in three types of checklist; Onboarding, Advancement, and Visiting Residents.

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Maximizing Efficiency with New Innovations

A large teaching institution in Houston, Texas that has over 1,000 trainees had a complex and inefficient system for managing salary, trainee supplements along with accurate affiliate billing. With the consultative help of New Innovations we were able to take this complex system made up of many disjointed pieces of software and bring it all into New Innovations.

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New Innovations Employees Come Together for Those at Home

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many challenges, some of which may have gone unnoticed by those not in similar situations. One such challenge saw parents and children, whose daily lives were typically separated by work, school or childcare, finding themselves thrust together on a full-time basis. Jenny Shaw Kessler, a mother herself and a product manager at New Innovations, recognized the heightened potential for stress during these times and initiated the “Play Room” to aid with the mental health of fellow employees and their children.

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News Release - New Innovations Spurs Employee Giving During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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The Best of 2016

  1. Growth
    This year we were lucky enough to have hired 12 new employees! We’re still growing and are proud to serve your mission.

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Maintaining a Work-Life Balance as a Medical Student

The journey through medical school is incredibly difficult. The overwhelming workload put on highly-driven students often forces them to pursue academic endeavors at the expense of their personal lives. Ironically, students that are able to attain a solid balance between the two are more likely to attain academic success.

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The Journey to the AAMC

It’s official. We are 3 days away from the Annual AAMC Learn. Serve. Lead. and the staff here at New Innovations couldn’t be more excited! Every year we look forward to the partnership, collaboration, and provoking ideas that are shared during AAMC. This year we’re excited to discuss medical education, the future, and how we can impact the mission you have undertaken.

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Updates To Your New Innovations Service

Thanks to you (our wonderful customers), the New Innovations software continues to grow and change to better serve medical education.

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New Innovations Welcomes Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

We are pleased to announce that New Innovations has been selected by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as their educational management software provider. New Innovations provides software to manage medical education data and other important aspects relevant to training residents, fellows, medical students, and Ph.D. students.

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The Mobile Debate: Android vs. iPhone in Medical Education

As any physician would know, the heavy and ever-changing demands of medicine have encouraged medical professionals to search out mobile channels that allow them to access pertinent information anywhere and at any time.

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5 UME Improvements You Don't Want to Miss

You may have noticed some minor improvements to the UME suite… this is just the beginning! Here’s the list:

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The Rumors Are True. Mobile Is Coming.

Getting timely and accurate resident evaluation data has been an issue for years; until now. We are pleased to announce ARMIS: a free mobile evaluations solution designed to optimize workflow by giving ownership of the process to residents and faculty.

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Help Has Arrived

The new Support Center is finally here! Answers are now easily searchable, FAQ’s are readily accessible, and support ticketing is now friendlier than ever. A history of your support requests exist in your ‘Help Profile’ so you can unearth the answer to a recurring problem right away. 

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Understanding How This SAS Business Affects IRIS

History

CMS has always separated residents in Osteopathic programs from those in Allopathic programs by assigning different codes to the different types of “pathic.” Further, CMS has a standing policy that the program a resident starts training in should be preserved in the resident’s Master file (Not familiar with this “Master file” thing? See Technical Mumbo-Jumbo). For example, if a resident starts training in Family Medicine and decides after two years that they really want to be a surgeon, that resident’s CMS code in their Master file will always represent Family Medicine, even though the spend their final 3-4 years in surgery.

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Let's Celebrate What We've Created This Holiday Season

To Our Internal Medicine Program Directors,

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Preparing For The December 2015 ADS Milestone Submission

As many of you begin the preparation for uploading milestone scores to ADS in December, we would like to draw your attention to several updates that have been added to our CCC Milestone Review software in the last six months.

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Discontinuing Support of IE7 and IE8

The Rationale New Innovations will no longer support Internet Explorer Versions 7 and 8. Microsoft announced last year that they would be discontinuing support of this browser this past January. They have since amended their End of Support policy, which can be found here.

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Please Join Us for the 2015 Fall Conference & GME Seminar

We hope that you all had a wonderful summer season. As Autumn progresses, we happily anticipate the Fall Conference and GME Seminar. Steve and I are honored to be able to invite you to join us once again for this much-loved New Innovations tradition. The Conference has become a pertinent piece of our annual calendar; and we hope it is a piece of many of yours as well.

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3 Important Updates to Evaluation Reports and the CCC Milestone Review

Evaluation Reports

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4 Reasons to Attend the 2015 Fall Conference and GME Seminar

Location - All events are held at the luxurious InterContinental Hotel located at the Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus. This beautiful conference center is one of the most technically advanced facilities in the world.

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Let’s Give Some Love to Assessment of Procedure Performance

Assessing Procedure Performance One of our current research efforts was born from customers routinely mentioning the need for more features when assessing the performance of procedures.

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Need Help with APE?

Our APE application within New Innovations has many different functions that can help with critical components of your Annual Program Evaluations. Learn how this may benefit you in the details below.

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8 Improvements to the CCC Milestone Review

We have moved forward in making CCC Milestone Reviews more usable and convenient. There is an extensive list of items to implement over time, and these 8 are the first of many. So, what are the latest improvements?

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Innovating Towards a New Horizon

With the new Evaluation Reports you will be able to:

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