University of Hartford
Physical Therapy

Streamlining Alignments

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About

The University of Hartford is a private, independent, nonsectarian, coeducational university located in West Hartford, Connecticut. Its 350-acre main campus touches portions of three municipalities: Bloomfield, Hartford, and West Hartford. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a 3-year, full-time program. Its mission is to graduate competent, ethical, and autonomous physical therapists who value practice, research, and lifelong learning.

 

The Challenge

Bonnie Cameron, Clinical Education Administrator used a combination of internally developed databases, spreadsheets, paper forms, files, and documents. Dawn Roller, Director of Clinical Education approached us because she wanted to aggregate and centralize all information into one place.

On the clinical side, Hartford needed an easy way to track documents and requirements of the clinical sites they work with. They wanted to streamline the process of scheduling students at sites. They needed to automate correspondence with clinical sites to maintain relationships and easily request affiliations from year to year. They wanted to ensure that students were prepared with all documentation and requirements before sending out to work at site.

On the curriculum side, Hartford was challenged with the release of new standards by their accrediting body and wanted to track the transition of curriculum content from the old to the new CAPTE Evaluative Criteria.

The Solution

With eCurriculum, Hartford faculty can now easily identify gaps and redundancy in their curriculum, as well as see exactly where and how a specific topic is getting covered.

With eValuate, faculty can send weekly reminders to clinical instructors and students to evaluate their clinical experience, instructor, and site to collect information the PT program needs for their “Physical Therapist Student Evaluation of Clinical Experience and Clinical Instruction”.

eKeeper sends students automatic reminders of expiring certifications such as CPR and First Aid, administrators receive reminders of affiliation agreements and contract expirations with clinical sites, and both students and administrators receive automatic reminders of expiring immunizations.

eduSched’s schedule planner automates placements of students at sites and allows administrators to track how many students each clinical site will take for a period.

The Effect

Hartford can easily track documents and requirements of the clinical sites they work with. Through their automated correspondence with clinical sites, they can maintain relationships with the sites and easily request affiliations. They now have a streamlined scheduling process and the ability to ensure students are prepared with all documentation and requirements before sending them to their sites. On the curriculum side, Hartford faculty are able to track the transition of curriculum content from the old to new CAPTE Evaluative Criteria.

Moving Forward

With eCurriculum, eValuate, eKeeper and eduSched, Hartford can now quickly access all the data, tools and reports they need in one place.

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