NHS R-ITI Project
Radiology Integrated Training Initiative for the UK Royal College of Radiologists
After an extensive evaluation of LCMS solutions at the start of 2005, the R-ITI Project (Radiology-Integrated Training Initiative) selected eXact LCMS platform as their Learning Content Management solution. The R-ITI Project is a collaborative initiative between the Royal College of Radiologists, the Department of Health, and the NHS (UK National Health Service), established to create innovative ways to improve the training of junior radiologists in the UK health system.
The R-ITI Project was initiated to contribute to the target of reducing the radiology-based, diagnosis time of National Health Service patients from the average of 2 years to a maximum of 14 weeks. The R-ITI Project was initiated to develop a new approach to training radiologists, since current radiology training infrastructure in the UK was not able to support the rapid increase in the number of trainees. The R-ITI Project was, therefore, intended to increase the number of qualified radiologists, without putting additional strain on the current training infrastructure.
eXact LCMS was selected as the solution capable of achieving the Project’s objectives without reducing the high quality standards, which this scientific content requires or the rigorous workflow management that such learning material production requires.
The R-ITI Project aims to produce a full eLearning package of content and a learning platform to cover the Royal College of Radiologist curriculum for the 5 years of training currently undertaken by trainees. Content covers both radiological-specific materials as well as physics, PACS and professional skills. The R-ITI approach is defined as an integrated training approach that combines a variety of different learning support mechanisms into a single, managed learning solution.