Qpercom launches OMIS version 1.9


With mutual effort of all staff involved we overhauled OMIS 1.8.5. and currently we are rolling out version 1.9.43 at our home base. Due to the invaluable feedback of clients, module and OSCE coordinators and other individual users we improved OMIS functionalities to the maximal standard.
Qpercom is the world leader in online Clinical Skills Assessments. Members of our team are involved in researching online data of Clinical Skills Assessment of our home base and the results of this research are being published in core Medical Education journals and where adequate, incorporated in version 1.9.43.
During the next couple of months, following testing 1.9.43 at our home base and with one of our key clients in Singapore we will roll out this new version for all of our clients. Your data is highly secured and will be fully incorporated into the new version of OMIS. With the renewal of your Service Level Agreement we will get in touch about rolling out the new system.
(2)Multiple Examiners feature (new)
In close collaboration with the National University of Singapore, a Multiple Examiners feature for high stake examinations was developed and implemented between 2013 -2014. This feature now becomes available to any other partner who may be interested. Examiner variability is a key concern is any assessment scenario. Although OSCE’s are well known due to their assumed robust nature OMIS provides instant psychometric analysis instantly while the examination is still ongoing. Results of Generalizability Theory analysis show that despite it being a robust exam examiners variability is the major source of variation. This multi-examiners feature allows two or more examiners to assess one or more stations. Stations are specifically assigned to named examiners and examiners weighting can be set according to experience or expertise in the field of examination. OMIS will calculate the weighted average between examiners and no-more discussion is required about a mutually agreed mark. Variability now gets a face and further analysis between multi-examiners in high stakes (final) exams becomes within reach.