INCEPT (INviting Co-wokers to Evaluate Physicians Tool) collects feedback about the performance of medical specialists with the use of a short questionnaire. The questionnaire evaluates different competencies of medical specialists.
How does a medical specialist function within the complex environment of a clinic, operation room, meeting room, the medical professional group, the hospital and the healthcare system? This question is posed not only by the medical profession self, but also by society. With the help of the INCEPT measurement-and-improvement system it is possible to evaluate how an individual medical specialist perform in the eyes of his peers, co-workers, and residents. Receiving feedback can be motivating and supporting for further professional development as a medical specialist.
Evaluation of the performance of the medical specialist occurs through the use of questionnaires. Respondents from various disciplines and positions fill out the same questionnaire. The medical specialist himself also self-evaluates. The questionnaires used for the INCEPT system have been developed by the AMC. The development was based on literature research, making use of other (parts of) validated questionnaires. The quality of the questionnaire is being studied. The development and implementation of the INCEPT system is a part of a PhD dissertation.
Medical specialists evaluate themselves and are evaluated by (8) peers (from one’s own professional group and also from other specialty groups), (8) co-workers and (8) residents. Medical specialists decide themselves who they want to invite for the evaluation. Completion of the questionnaire takes only a few minutes.
Participation in the INCEPT is anonymous for the respondents. The feedback report, which the medical specialist receives, contains only the number of respondents.
After the measurement period set for completion of evaluation forms is complete, medical specialists receive an individual INCEPT feedback report with the results of all evaluations.
Web based evaluation
The evaluation via INCEPT is completely web based. Filling out the questionnaires as well as receiving of the (individual) feedback reports per specialist is completely automatic. The security of the INCEPT system fulfils strict safety requirements.