We all know that systemic lupus erythematosus disproportionately impacts women and racial and ethnic minorities. We also know that people of lower socioeconomic status are often diagnosed later and have poorer outcomes after diagnosis. The groups that are genetically at greater risk for SLE, namely women and minorities, are also more likely to be poor and uninsured.
An abstract on The Lupus Initiative’s® (TLI) project: Practice Improvement Using Virtual Online Training (PIVOT), has been accepted for a poster presentation at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, November 6-11, 2015 in San Francisco. PIVOT, a medical evaluation simulation case study tool, was initially developed by TLI in conjunction with University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine gathered feedback on the tool. Its primary objective is to reduce health disparities in lupus by closing the knowledge gap about lupus often elusive presentation. PIVOT addresses the need for novel learning opportunities for today’s digital learners in health professions schools where the curriculum is already packed. PIVOT is accessible from desktops and mobile devices, allowing students to develop and practice diagnostic reasoning skills and increase their knowledge of lupus at the same time.
The poster, titled Engaging Learners in Lupus Education with PIVOT, a Novel, Digital Case-Based Curriculum, will provide an update on the program’s accomplishments to date. For more information on the annual meeting or to register, click here.