A tool for professionals and training organisations to easily manage their professional development events.
SimpleCPD provides an end-to-end digital workflow for both training providers and attendees to accurately and efficiently capture their continuing professional development (CPD) activities.
The concept for SimpleCPD came from Ōtautahi Christchurch anaesthetist Dr Christian Brett who, in his role as Educational Supervisor to junior doctors starting out their careers at Christchurch Hospital, became aware of how dated the manual and paper-based process of recording CPD activities were.
Having designed the system and the workflows, Dr Brett approached the New Zealand Health Innovation Hub with his product idea. New Zealand Health Innovation Hub (NZHIH) is a Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand entity which is responsible for the commercialisation of innovative products or services to improve health outcomes. After hearing the idea for SimpleCPD, NZHIH selected Webtools to develop the product with Dr Brett.
Educators and administrators can login to the SimpleCPD web console and set up a new event with all the relevant programme details. They can then generate a unique, time stamped QR code to display at the event. Attendees simply scan in using the SimpleCPD mobile app to register their attendance with the organiser and also populate their personal digital learning record with the event details.
From the app, healthcare professionals can generate and share certificates of attendance with their registering authority, as well as produce a personal learning record of their CPD activities over time.
SimpleCPD is currently being used in the health sector, with the potential to expand into other workplaces and professions with ongoing education and training requirement.