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Advanced Distributed Learning in Support of the Maintenance of Certification…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86231
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O082-H09-3090
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INC.
PO Box 2608 Springfield, VA 22152-2152
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced Distributed Learning in Support of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) of Surgical Skills
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-08-C-0760
Award Amount: $89,992.00
 

Abstract:

The rapid increase in the growth of surgical knowledge and the introduction of new technologies have made the idea of giving a written recertification examination every ten years to measure surgical skill competency seem archaic and inadequate. A new set of requirements that physicians must adhere to in order to maintain their certification status started in 2005. The new program is called ABMS Maintenance of CertificationO (abbreviated MOC). In MOC, there is a requirement to continuously participate in learning, self-assessment, and practice improvement. Satisfying this aspect of MOC is very difficult for military surgeons deployed outside CONUS who do not have access to traditional learning environments like professional meetings and courses. Using an innovative mix of reusable intelligent tutoring functions, comprehensive analysis, adaptive learning approaches, engaging learning content, Advanced Distributed Learning strategies, and American Board of Surgery approved medical curriculum, SEI seeks to demonstrate a commercially viable solution that enables surgical personnel to engage in lifelong learning to gain clinical knowledge and skills within their specialty while in deployed status.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Hickey
Vice Pres./Principal Investigator
2536785151
mhickey@seiofva.com

Business Contact:

Donald Watkins
President
7037951149
dwatkins@seiofva.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INC.
PO Box 2608 Springfield, VA 22152

EIN/Tax ID: 521947532
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No