The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA’s purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases. IDSA is committed to advancing the education of its physicians and members. It especially wants to assist them in their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.
IDSA needed a system to help their physicians recertify themselves for their specialties. Traditionally, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) courses are offered in classrooms associated with their annual meetings or special workshops. Time and budgets have become an issue by physicians needing to travel to a location for the courses which takes them away from their practice. To address this issue, IDSA embarked on a program to develop and offer MOC courses online.
The goal was to have a single system that could host a diverse set of learning products to eliminate overlapping or one-off solutions. IDSA needed a platform that will be an integrated one-stop eLearning solution which offers members an easy-to-use and consistent interface. The online learning system also needed to have a robust and flexible assessment system that meets requirements from mandated accreditation authorities.