At 15 and 16 November the annual NVMO congress will take place in Egmond aan Zee. EPASS will be present here as an exhibitor. We would like to welcome everybody at our booth!
Our team has been expanded with Dominique Gilissen in the function Sales management and Remco van Bers as Sofware engineer, they would like to introduce themselves:
My name is Dominique Gilissen, 38 years old and living in Maastricht. I am a new employee at Mateum and working as a sales-/accountmanager of EPASS. I am very pleased to contribute to a successful collaboration! The knowledge that I gained at my previous employers, Vodafone and Oticon, will support me in this new challenge. I hope to meet you soon to get acquainted.
My name is Remco van Bers and I have been working within the EPASS team since December 2017. I have always been interested in web development and have also been able to make my work my hobby. After studying as a Software Engineer, I have been active in the culture and communication sector to develop innovative solutions. Innovation is important and I hope to contribute to the EPASS innovation with my experience and knowledge.
We wish them both luck!
When using EPASS, a session is assigned to each user. Within a session, a user works in one capacity. For security reasons, it is not possible for an assessor to evaluate, for example, the portfolios of two different students at the same time (i.e. in another tab of the browser), nor to view a portfolio and at the same time submit an externally applied multisource feedback form. In such cases, EPASS will display a warning and not release a tab until the assessor visits the tab again in the same capacity. A different notification is given when the user works with multiple tabs and ends the session in one of the tabs (i.e. by logging out).
The update of April 10, 2018 improves these warnings. It also improves the detection of a session being ended due to a longer period of inactivity. By further informing the user about these situations concerning the EPASS sessions, users are prevented from losing data.
Tip: It is allowed for an assessor to view multiple forms simultaneously within the portfolio of one student, since the assessor then uses EPASS in one capacity. If it is necessary for an assessor to be able to view/assess the portfolios of two students simultaneously, the assessor can use two separate browsers to start an EPASS session each. For example, the assessor could use Firefox to view student A's forms and assess a form of student B in Chrome. Within each individual browser, the assessor uses EPASS in one capacity. (As an alternative to using two different browsers, the assessor can also use one browser in which one EPASS session is started in normal mode and another EPASS session is started in incognito mode.)
The medical programmes of FHML, Maastricht University, win the innovation prize  of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education and had outstanding results in the recent visitation for re-accreditation . The reports describe the longitudinal, programmatic assessment  system and the underlying theoretical/educational philosophy as ambitious and innovative, and as evidence of a forward-looking vision.
We congratulate the educational experts in the EPASS team  and their colleagues on this success, and we are very proud that EPASS provides the portfolio system that supports programmatic assessment at FHML.
After an intensive collaboration between the Workgroup EPASS revision of NVOG and EPASS, the new EPASS portfolio for Gynecology and Obstetrics has been launched on October 10. The results of the national survey amongst residents and program directors have served as a starting point to revise and improve several aspects of the portfolio. In addition, the EPA’s have been introduced to the portfolio, based on the theme’s defined in BOEG, which have a prominent role throughout the portfolio. Various modifications have been implemented to improve the ease of use for residents to add information to the portfolio and support the insight in the progress for the resident, the program director and the clinical staff.
The Dashboard now shows the current status of all EPA’s in one overview from which it’s possible to zoom in on a specific EPAS. In addition, the benchmarks for the training, specified by BOEG, are clear and present in the overview which shows the expected level for the Resident. In the final stage of the training, the Dashboard automatically changes to only show the information relevant for the differentiation, including unfinished EPA’s from year 1-4, newly defined EPA’s and their respective benchmarks.