In partnership with the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School, we were chosen to help deliver their unique curriculum as part of a $3.4 million NIH-funded grant to improve surgeons’ cultural dexterity.
As announced on their ‘Surgery News and Notes‘ online updates from the department, the department stated, “Improving the ability of providers to provide cross-cultural care is a necessary development in the effort to improve patient-centered care and reduce healthcare disparities. The trial will test the effectiveness of a novel cultural dexterity curriculum (PACTS) in improving surgical residents’ knowledge, attitudes, and skills in caring for patients of diverse cultural backgrounds.”
“The PACTS trial is a multi-center trial to be conducted at eight medical centers across the U.S. The added dimension of measuring patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes in response to the intervention, which has not been done previously, will provide evidence to support the connection between cultural dexterity and patient outcomes, and reinforce the anticipated impact of this initiative.”
ClassWerkz was chosen as the platform for this project because of its ability to transfer one’s learning access easily from mobile device to any computer-based browser. It fulfilled the demands of resident surgeons needing access on any mobile device or computer they may have access to in all the odd hours and locations of their work.
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