Critical Measures has forged important relationships that enhance the value of the assessment, classroom training, elearning and consulting services we provide. Each company has a unique skill set they share with us and with our clients.
- University of Minnesota Global Health Pathways Program
- GuideVue, Inc.
CulturaLink, Inc., is a certified minority and woman-owned business that works with healthcare organizations to improve the quality and safety of care to culturally and linguistically diverse patients. Critical Measures and CulturaLink frequently partner to provide language services to prestigious national healthcare clients, including interpreting, translation and administrative services. CulturaLink offers training for medical interpreters and works closely with healthcare interpreters to increase effectiveness. Learn More.
University of Minnesota Global Health Pathways Program
The University of Minnesota’s Global Health Pathways Program is one of only 18 medical schools in the world to teach Global Medicine. As one of the leading programs in the U.S., UM’s Global Health Pathways program provides educational opportunities for healthcare students and practicing providers — all with the goal of improving the care of patients in or from low- and middle-income nations.
Critical Measures maintains this strategic partnership by collaborating with Dr. Patricia Walker and Dr. William Stauffer, the two co-directors of this program. Together, we created the Viewpoints program — the first CME accredited global medicine e-learning program in the U.S. The University of Minnesota Continuing Medical Education Program accredits all of our e-learning course offerings.
Comprised of more than 20 faculty who are dedicated to global health, the Global Health program now offers:
- Partner sites and other programming on four continents
- Training to 10 new residents each year
- Online education programs with 300+ hours of provider content
- A classroom course that has trained more than 200 community healthcare providers
Through the latest technologies, VitalSims promotes and advances best practices in chronic disease management. It offers simulation-based learning programs that are highly interactive, cost-effective and based on actual patient cases. Critical Measures and VitalSims have a mutual licensing agreement that allows each organization to resell the other’s training programs. Learn More.
In particular, VitalSims offers:
- SimCare Diabetes: This is the only online simulator proven to enhance skills and competencies in diabetes management leading to improved outcomes. It employs simulations of actual patient/physician interactions to help healthcare providers diagnose and treat type 1 & 2 diabetes more effectively. Learners will actively manage the disease states of virtual patients and engage in realistic treatment based on current best practices. Learn More.
- SimCare Hypertension: Similar to SimCare Diabetes, SimCare Hypertension simulates real patient/physician interactions and helps users understand best practices for those with high blood pressure.
For licensing information about SimCare Diabetes or SimCare Hypertension, please contact Critical Measures.
GuideVue Inc. creates cutting-edge applications (a.k.a. “apps”) for smart phones and tablets. Originally created at NASA, the GuideVue technology can be used to create mobile training courses or mobile health applications. Learn More.
- Mobile Training Courses: GuideVue technology supports self-paced or off-site training from virtually any location; Internet connectivity is not required. Training materials can be quickly created and updated by subject matter experts because GuideVue does not require computer programmers. Users will solve patient cases or workplace diversity issues by listening to audio, viewing embedded videos or photographs and reading descriptions of real-world problems. Users’ answers to quiz questions and overall progress can be tracked and monitored by GuideVue’s built-in user tracking capabilities. Government regulations or organizational policies, rules and procedures can be built into the instructional flow to prompt and test for adherence and/or compliance in any situation or location. Instructors can provide instantaneous or just-in-time feedback to enhance practical job-related skills and clinical behavior.
- Mobile Health Applications: GuideVue technology can also be applied to document patient care, obtain and record clinical patient data via interviews, videos and images and provide health workers with validated, evidence-based, clinical practice guidelines and decision support instructions. Further, GuideVue allows users to automatically connect with remote physicians, medical experts and specialists without connectivity on Android or iOS devices. As a result, GuideVue apps can be used to provide point of care decisions/treatment, just-in-time patient education or to support informed consent procedures.
To use GuideVue to provide mobile training or mobile apps for your organization, please contact Critical Measures.