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ACEMAPP: A New Way of Managing Student Clinical Rotations

In late 2007, six of the healthcare systems in Southeast Michigan along with several community colleges and universities joined together as the original members of the Alliance for Clinical Experience (ACE). ACE, a program of the Michigan Health Council (MHC) is a network of clinical site administrators, educators, policy makers, and clinical faculty who collaborate to improve Michigan’s clinical rotation space.

The initial work of ACE was to implement two web based systems that would add capacity and efficiency to the clinical education system in Southeast Michigan; ACE Placement and ACE Passport. ACE Placement was built on licensed software, while the Passport program was developed in partnership with a Detroit based technology vendor.

In 2011, after many challenges with the ACE Passport System, and facing steep increases in the licensing fees, The ACE and MHC management team made the strategic decision to develop a home grown, flexible and cost effective solution.

Today, the ACE team is pleased to announce the launch of ACEMAPP. ACEMAPP is an integrated internet based e-learning, certification management and clinical rotation matching tool. It provides an online venue in which health providers, students, and their academic coordinators can arrange clinical placements through a common process.

Thoughts on the New ACEMAPP Tool from the Michigan Health Council’s Craig Donahue

We’re thrilled with the launch of the new ACEMAPP system. Clinical education is essential to developing Michigan’s health care workforce and can be a factor limiting the number of new professionals we are able to educate.

ACEMAPP has a proven track record of building new capacity for clinical rotation space. Combining rotation matching and management with student on-boarding and certification cuts back on hundreds of hours of duplicative paperwork and repetitive training in one simple, secure, and sustainable system.

ACEMAPP provides a standardized workflow and database of past, present, and future rotations including student and faculty assignments allowing for better management and utilization of scarce clinical resources. Further, the online delivery of compliance courses and annual testing removes redundant education as these results are accepted at all participating clinical sites.

The new ACEMAPP tool helps cut back on needless paperwork and helps educators spend more time on clinical training and treating patients.



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