Crowd-funding site for digital report card goes live

The team behind the Osler digital report card for procedural credentialing has gone live with a campaign on crowd-funding platform Indiegogo, looking to raise $300,000 to develop its prototype into a globally accepted clinical performance management platform.

Osler is the brainchild of Queensland-based intensive care specialist Todd Fraser, who with Melbourne-based colleagues has developed a cloud-based platform that promises to allow acute care clinicians to manage and track their credentials, creating a digital report card of their capability and proficiency.

The platform is initially aimed at critical care doctors, nurses, students and paramedics to allow them to record, measure and improve levels of proficiency. The plan is also to later extend the platform to surgical as well as medical procedures.

Dr Fraser said he and his colleagues had been on a tour of the country with the idea and had visited six hospitals, all of which are interested in becoming pilot sites.

“It's very exciting that so many people have responded so positivity to the project,” he said. “As far as we can tell, it's the most ambitious health-related crowd-funding campaign around.”

Early supporters of the campaign will have a chance to help influence the system's direction and Osler Technology is offering large discounts on annual subscriptions to the platform.

The company has a working prototype complete and is raising money for a commercial release through the campaign. The functional first release is scheduled for November this year.

In addition to a digital record of procedural capabilities and the ability to demonstrate competency, the platform will provide users with access to an acute care multimedia encyclopaedia, interactive learning resources and real-time interaction with acute care clinicians around the world.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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