Vue Cloud Serves as Architecture for E-Learning Programme

May 15, 2013
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eHealth Jean-Philippe Masson, Forcomed

Jean-Philippe Masson, Chairman, Forcomed

A French translation of the following post can be found below, after the English version.

eHealth Jean-Philippe Masson, Forcomed

Jean-Philippe Masson, Chairman, Forcomed

A French translation of the following post can be found below, after the English version.

Forcomed has retained Carestream’s Vue Cloud solution as the technical architecture for its new digital mammography e-learning programme. Jean-Philippe Masson, Chairman of Forcomed, was happy to answer our questions.

Can you tell us about your training organisation?

Forcomed is an organisation that offers training to radiologists and their colleagues. It was set up in 1994 by the professional body for radiologists in private practice. Since then, Forcomed has trained over 40,000 people in various subjects including mammography, radiation protection, quality, emergency care.

What is the background to your partnership with Carestream?

The partnership began following an invitation to tender for a digital mammography training system on dedicated workstations. It was a pretty big challenge because 4,000 radiologists had to be trained in three years. We rose to the challenge to the great satisfaction of participants, as shown in surveys carried out after each training course.

Can you describe this new e-learning training project for us?

This new project falls within the scope of CPD (continuing professional development) which provides a compulsory legal framework for the annual training of radiologists linked to an analysis of their work. The idea is to offer training that is complementary to training previously undertaken, in the form of reading packages and auto-correction software, allowing this programme to be taken remotely on workstations set up in radiology clinics.

What developments are in store?

The aim is to offer this programme every year according to the needs of radiologists performing mammographies. It is also completely conceivable to offer it to other radiologists outside France who are part of a breast cancer screening programme or who wish to improve their mammography skills.

French translation:

Forcomed a retenu la solution CARESTREAM Vue Cloud comme architecture technique pour les  formations e-learning dédiées à la mammographie numérique. Jean-Philippe Masson, Président de Forcomed, a bien voulu répondre à nos questions:

Pouvez-vous nous décrire votre organisme de formation?

Forcomed est un organisme de formation des médecins radiologues et de leurs collaborateurs, créé par la structure professionnelle de défense des radiologues libéraux en 1994. Depuis sa création, Forcomed a formé plus de 40.000 personnes sur des sujets variés : mammographie, radioprotection, qualité, urgences.

Quel est l’historique du partenariat avec Carestream?

Le partenariat a débuté suite à un appel d’offre pour choisir un système de formation à la mammographie numérique sur consoles dédiées. L’enjeu était conséquent puisque 4000 radiologues devaient être formés en 3 ans. Le pari a été tenu pour la plus grande satisfaction des participants comme en témoignent les enquêtes réalisées après chaque formation.

Pouvez-vous nous décrire ce nouveau projet de formation e-learning?

Ce nouveau projet s’intègre dans le cadre du DPC (développement personnel continue) qui donne un cadre légal obligatoire à une formation annuelle des radiologues associée à une analyse de leur pratique. L’idée est de proposer une formation complémentaire à celle qui a été réalisée précédemment à travers des kits de lecture et un logiciel d’auto correction permettant de réaliser ce programme à distance sur des consoles installées dans les cabinets de radiologie.

Quels sont les développement futurs?


Ce programme a donc pour objectif d’être décliné tous les ans en fonction des besoins des radiologues réalisant la mammographie. Il est tout à fait envisageable aussi de le proposer à d’autres radiologues hors de France inscrits dans un programme de dépistage du cancer du sein ou souhaitant se perfectionner à la mammographie.

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