Quality assurance

EHA Editorial Board: peer review by hematologists for hematologists

A major goal of EHA is to provide high-quality medical education to hematologists and professionals active in the field of hematology. To make sure EHA is able to offer education based on the best available content, EHA recently installed an Editorial Board to guarantee the quality of EHA educational materials offered on the EHA Learning Center. The EHA Learning Center is the official online education platform of EHA which offers a variety of learning tools and resources.

The Editorial Board is an autonomous working committee of the Education Committee which is independent from other committees, working groups and the EHA Board.

The Editorial Board consists of hematologists with specific areas of expertise working with colleagues in their sub-specialty. It reviews all existing and future content available on the EHA Learning Center to make sure that it is original, up-to-date, and relevant to users of the online EHA Medical Education Program.

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Collaboration with Karolinska Institutet Sweden

The key to success in this new world is having open and accessible communications that transcend experiences.

EHA and Karolinska Institutet’s Medical Case Centre have recently established a collaboration to develop and implement a learning quality assurance system for EHA’s Medical Education Program.

The aim is to improve the learning quality of EHA’s educational activities and ensure that these activities are in line with global developments in hematology and quality standards in medical education. In this way, EHA will provide users of the Medical Education Program with a sophisticated mix of high-quality learning activities in hematology. The different online learning formats at the EHA Learning Center and live events extend the reach of education internationally while stimulating the expertise of the learner.

The task of medical education everywhere is the improvement of health care. Equally relevant for international standards is the quality of medical education. Quality standards, which have general applicability for basic medical education, should be defined. Variations in teaching traditions, culture, disease spectrum and health care delivery systems in different countries should also be taken into account.

The rise in mobility has opened up new ways for teams, employees, and customers to connect and collaborate with one another and gather their knowledge. The key to success in this new world is having open and accessible communications that transcend experiences – whether in the clinic, by online learning or attendance at an educational activity.

Since many opportunities lie ahead for (online) learning in medical education for individual hematologists, they should be encouraged to develop and maintain professional competencies through the EHA Continuing Medical Education system (CME).

Improvement of learning quality: how does it work?

EHA’s online learning tools, as well as live educational events, are thoroughly reviewed to ensure that all materials meet the required standards in medical education. A quality assurance system is created in order to support program designers in developing the most comprehensive and evidence-based learning materials.

About Karolinska Institutet Medical Case Center

The Karolinska Institutet Medical Case Centre (MCC) is dedicated to supporting educational excellence at Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, by promoting the creation of authentic and relevant learning activities, stimulating interdisciplinary collaboration, and aligning medical education curricula at all levels. To that end, MCC works with educators in the adoption of case-based learning; conducts international courses, seminars, and workshops; develops learning materials; and seeks out and applies best practices in international medical education. The MCC is actively cooperating with the World Health Organization in the area of interactive learning. Currently, MCC is engaged in a comprehensive inter-professional project involving the education of medical doctors, nurses, primary health workers and midwives.