Video Recording for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations


We provide a flexible, powerful video solution for recording simulated or actual objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). 

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Objective Structured Clinical Exams

HD Video & High Quality Audio

Our software integrates with the latest IP camera technology. Observe in real time or review recorded high definition video in 1080p resolution. Auto-gaining discrete microphones provide high quality perfectly synchronized audio, great for picking up soft voices.

Access Control Integration

The Valt software can integrate with student ID cards for the start and stop of recording.  This allows for rapid fire recording while still segmenting the video properly so students can not see other students videos.

Ease of Use

Our software utilizes an intuitive browser based client interface. No special software needs to be downloaded or installed.

Standard Video Format

All videos recorded by Valt are in a non-proprietary standard .mp4 format. Videos can be downloaded off the system and played back on any computer without the need for special software or codecs.

IVS Video for Recording Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

What is an OSCE? Objective Structured Clinical Examinations are a type of examination increasingly used in health sciences. In contrast to a written exam, an OSCE evaluates hands-on skills that medical students, as well as more advanced learners, need to acquire during medical training.

OSCEs can test clinical skill competency and performance across dozens of fields, using a real-world approach that allows medical professionals and teachers to assess students as they learn innovation and the key factors that drive the medical decision-making process.

Using Video to Record OSCEs for Student Preparation

For aspiring students preparing to take objective structured clinical exams, digital video is a wonderful tool. Students can simulate an OSCE, recording the entire process with video. Reviewing the video allows students to evaluate their performance and identify areas for improvement, before actually taking the clinical exams. Students gain confidence and aptitude when they are able to use video to record and review simulated objective structured clinical exams.

Video for Instructors to Analyze OSCEs

Using video to record and score objective structured clinical examinations is an important part of the process. Because of the real-time nature of the exams, video is essential for future analysis and critique. Video recording of OSCEs allows for much more accurate scoring of the examinations, and recording OSCEs also assists professionals in vetting the students and designating areas for improvement.

The IPIVS Valt video system is already used by medical professionals around the country in a variety of roles, including the recording of objective structured clinical examinations. The powerful, yet low-cost Valt system is portable and scalable, enabling employment for small installations, as well as large OSCEs involving dozens of separate testing stations.

What is Valt?

Valt (Video Audio Learning Tool) is a digital recording system for objective structured clinical exams, using the latest technology to provide high-definition video of medical simulations and examinations.

The benefits of using video to record OSCEs are numerous — video playback enables instructors to notice things they missed during testing, it allows students to view their work at each station from an objective perspective, and it gives the instructors a great tool for cataloging students’ progress and development. Multiple cameras may be placed around each testing station and synced so that recording and playback of different viewing angles for each station are synchronized.

Using Valt video to record objective structured clinical exams is easy — authorized users can access the recorded video content with any common internet browser. They can even use Valt’s live-streaming feature to remotely observe OSCEs as they are in progress. The Valt system can be accessed with a wide range of devices, like tablets, smartphones, and PCs.

The Valt system uses a central server to store all OSCE recordings. Storage capacity is immense — able to handle close to 20,000 hours of high-def video. No matter how large your objective structured clinical exams are, how many students go through each station, or how many different cameras you choose to set up, the Valt system can easily store all the video you will need. 

Valt Objective Structured Clinical Examination Recording Software

Valt uses state-of-the-art video management software to record OSCEs. Video is recorded in .mp4 format and compressed, minimizing network demands and allowing easy sharing and storing of OSCE video sessions with any user that has the appropriate permissions.

Valt also has a built-in scheduler feature, letting instructors concentrate on the examinations without having to worry about starting and stopping video recordings. Recorded objective structured clinical exams are all assigned session metadata which assists in categorization and helps users easily locate any individual exam session.

Mobile Recording of Objective Structured Clinical Exams

Our Valt system is already easy to set up and use, but we have gone to the next level and turned your iPad or iPhone into a mobile recording platform. Our Beam application lets you record an OSCE with no setup time, using only a phone or a tablet — perfect for a small examination with limited stations or for an exam conducted off-site. Mobile recordings of objective structured clinical exams are automatically synced with the Valt server and added to the video library.

Security of Valt Video

The Valt video software provides all necessary user rights management, encryption, network architecture, and authentication required to make all clinical video content fully secure. Video sessions are available only to those who possess the necessary permissions. Contact Us to request a quote or to schedule a demonstration.

 

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