Illustration of student (user) measurements compared to creator's measurements.
The case simulator puts the participant in a simulated echocardiographic reading station. He or she will be presented with a series of cases for interpretation and/or measurement. The available images are to be reviewed and then a report generated from a diagnostic tree with numerous possible comments, just as is done in the real world of echocardiography. This is not a multiple choice quiz where the answer is present and you need to guess which one it is. The learning premise is that you will remember that which you got wrong longer than that which you got right. Users will have ample opportunity to learn from your mistakes.
Case improvements have been made to accommodate a wider audience, such as sonographers in training, cardiology fellows and non-cardiologists who conduct point-of-care echocardiography.
In general, case content is divided into two segments:
Practice Cases - We offer both Measurement and Interpretation case types.
Review Cases - These are the cases required to achieve CME credit. They are updated on a quarterly basis.
The American Society of Echocardiography hosted an interactive webcast featuring Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum where he addressed the issue of reimbursement being tied to quality instead of quantity, while demonstrating the features and usability of Echo Test and Teach and explaining how the tool can reduce variability while improving patient care.