INSIGHT Health Pro
INSIGHT Health Professional – Reasoning Skills and Mindset measures critical thinking of highly skilled clinicians who make high stakes decisions about patient care, who provide specialized services to patients, or who manage departments. INSIGHT Health Professional is the instrument of choice for evaluating clinical practitioner and clinical supervisory candidates. It is used by healthcare organizations across the full spectrum of health disciplines, health staff recruiters, HR departments, and consultants for applicant and candidate screening, and for individual talent development and team-focused professional development purposes.
Population: INSIGHT Health Professional is calibrated for highly skilled clinicians who make high stakes decisions about patient care, who provide specialized services to patients, or who manage departments.
Administration: Administer at any time, in any location with our user-friendly, encrypted, online, multi-lingual interface.
Support Materials: INSIGHT User Manual: Includes all needed information for the administration and interpretation of individual and group scores. A separate INSIGHT Health Professional Debrief Document, which client may elect to provide to the persons who are assessed, is available at no additional charge.
Specs: Max 85 minutes timed administration.
- 30 minutes allotted for 75 Likert-style Agree-Disagree items – health professional mindset attribute belief, value, and expectation statements.
- 55 minutes allotted for 38 engaging, healthcare setting scenario-based reasoning skill evaluation questions.
Deliverables: Individual score reports of all metrics for each person assessed. Optional group graphics with statistical summary of scores; Excel spreadsheet of responses to all custom demographic questions, and all scores for each person assessed.
Results Reported (Actionable Metrics):
- Health Professional Mindset Attributes. The successful health professional is:
- Truth-seeking — Courage to follow reasons and evidence wherever they lead
- Open-mindedness — Willingness to consider a variety of alternative opinions
- Analyticity / Foresight — Consistent effort to anticipate consequences
- Systematicity / Organization — Habit of taking an orderly and organized approach to problem solving
- Confidence in Reasoning — Disciplined reliance on well-reasoned judgment
- Inquisitiveness – Continuous attention to and desire for learning
- Maturity of Judgment – The expectation of making timely, well-considered decisions
- Essential Reasoning Skills of Health Professionals, and an OVERALL rating:
- Analysis — Accurate identification of the problem and decision-critical elements
- Inference — Drawing warranted and logical conclusions from reasons and evidence
- Evaluation — Assessing credibility of claims and the strength of arguments
- Interpretation – Discovering and determining significance and contextual meaning
- Explanation – Providing the evidence, reasons, assumptions, or rationale for judgments
- Induction – Reasoned judgment in ambiguous, risky, and uncertain contexts
- Deduction – Reasoned judgment in precisely defined, logically rigorous contexts
- Numeracy – Judgment in contexts involving quantitative information
- OVERALL Reasoning Skills — Sustained use of critical thinking to form reasoned judgments
- Each health professional mindset attribute is scored on a 40-point scale divided into three qualitative categories (Not Manifested, Positive, Strong Positive).
- Each health professional reasoning skill metric is scored on a 300-point scale with corresponding qualitative ratings (Not Manifested, Moderate, Strong, and Superior).
Optional Custom Questions: At no additional cost clients can add up to ten client-specific custom descriptive survey questions to the assessment profile to enable sub-group reports.
Currently Available Languages: English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, and Spanish.
Licenses to Administer: Sold globally exclusively by Insight Assessment to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, private clinical practices, health insurance agencies, business, governmental, military, health staffing agencies, and organizational clients; competitive grant-funded project directors; qualified researchers and doctoral dissertation scholars; and other for-profit and not-for-profit health care related entities.
Comprehensive assessment services are available to our clients using any of the assessments in our INSIGHT series, including INSIGHT Health Professional, at no additional cost:
Starting with an initial consultation to learn about your project, our experienced assessment specialists support your project in multiple ways.
- Instrument selection: We help the client find the INSIGHT tool that best fits the organizational level and industry sector of the individuals to be assessed.
- Administration strategies: Clients can keep test takers anonymous or use personal identifiers; sampling methods can measure an aggregated group profile without testing everyone.
- Assessment logistics: We help clients assess job applicants onsite or remotely; for development projects, we help in gathering pre- or post- training aggregated assessment data.
- Privacy Protection: We assist the client with privacy protection strategies, including, if needed, completely anonymous double-blind assessments.
- Introducing client-specific custom questions: Clients can enable organizing, managing, and analyzing the assessment data that they plan to collect by introducing up to ten client-designed demographic profile questions. We assist clients with this process.
- Login generation: We provide the client with as many single-use individual logins as requested so that test-takers can access our secure, encrypted, online assessment interface in a controlled manner.
- Report generation: We manage the online report generation tool and produce, at the client’s request, group reports, aggregating and disaggregating data by their client-specific custom demographic questions. Individual reports can be sent automatically in real time.
- 24/7/365 emergency technical support for our client testing administrators
We demonstrate how easy it is to administer assessments using our intuitive, browser-based, multilingual online testing system on almost any device: computer, tablet, or smartphone.
In addition to the full user manual included with each assessment instrument, preview packages enable future clients to experience the intended assessment tool in exactly the same way it will be used in their planned project.
Health Professional Mindset Attributes
- Truth-seeking: Truth-seeking is the habit of always desiring the best possible understanding of any given situation; it is following reasons and evidence wherever they may lead, even if they lead one to question cherished beliefs. Truth-seekers have the intellectual integrity to ask hard, sometimes even frightening questions; they do not ignore relevant details; they strive not to let bias or preconception color their search for knowledge and truth. In clinical settings truth-seekers press for evidence that a diagnosis, treatment plan or health outcome is actually correct, effective, or genuine.
- Open-mindedness: Open-mindedness is the tendency to allow others to voice views with which one may not agree. Open-minded people act with tolerance toward the opinions of others, knowing that often we all hold beliefs which make sense only from our own perspectives. Open-mindedness, as used here, is important for harmony in a pluralistic and complex society where people approach issues from different religious, political, social, family, cultural, and personal backgrounds. One manifestation of open-mindedness in clinical settings is tolerance and respect for patients, their families, and their cultural beliefs and values.
- Analyticity / Foresight: Analyticity or foresight is the tendency to be alert to what happens next. This is the habit of striving to anticipate both the good and the bad potential consequences or outcomes of situations, choices, proposals, and plans. In the clinical setting foresight manifests itself as attempting to anticipate problems for the patient that may be created by such things as drug interactions, failures to anticipate needs, or inattention to signs that a treatment is ineffective.
- Systematicity / Organization: Systematicity is the tendency to approach problems in a disciplined, orderly, and systematic way. The person who is strong in systematicity may not know of a given approach or may not be skilled at using a given strategy of problem solving, but that person has the desire and tendency to try to approach questions and issues in an organized and orderly way. In the clinical setting an organized and systematic approach is essential to ensure a complete and comprehensive analysis of patient problems and needs.
- Confidence in Reasoning: Confidence in reasoning is the habitual tendency to trust reflective thinking to solve problems and to make decisions. As with the other attributes measured here, confidence in reasoning applies to individuals and to groups. A clinician or clinical team that is trustful of reasoned judgment is more likely to apply strong, objective, evidence-based scientific reasoning when making diagnoses and considering treatment options.
- Inquisitiveness: Inquisitiveness is intellectual curiosity. It is the tendency to want to know things, even if they are not immediately or obviously useful at the moment. It is being curious and eager to acquire new knowledge and to learn the explanations for things even when the applications of that new learning are not immediately apparent. The opposite of inquisitiveness is mental laziness or indifference. The inquisitive clinician is driven to keep up with the latest advances in health care knowledge and practice.
- Maturity of Judgment: Maturity of judgment is the habit of seeing the complexity of issues and yet striving to make timely decisions. A person with maturity of judgment understands that multiple solutions may be acceptable while yet appreciating the need to reach closure at times even in the absence of complete knowledge. Maturity of judgment enables the clinician to avoid the problems created by imprudent, black-and-white thinking, failing to make timely decisions, or stubbornly refusing to change when the clinical evidence shows that change is warranted.
Essential Reasoning Skills of Health Professionals
- OVERALL: The OVERALL Reasoning Skills metric on INSIGHT Health Professional represents the integration of thinking and reasoning skills needed to make operational decisions and to address concerns at the professional levels of an organization. (This is a holistic score which represents the result of the test-taker’s sustained effort at coming to reasoned judgments using the full set of more specific reasoning skills described in the other eight metrics.)
- Analysis: Analytical skills are used to identify assumptions, reasons, themes, and the evidence used in making arguments or offering explanations. Analytical skills enable us to consider all the key elements in any given situation, and to determine how those elements relate to one another. People with strong analytical skills notice important patterns and details. People use analysis to gather the most relevant information from spoken language, documents, signs, charts, graphs, and diagrams.
- Inference: Inference skills enable us to draw conclusions from reasons, evidence, observations, experiences, or our values and beliefs. Using Inference, we can predict the most likely consequences of the options we may be considering. Inference enables us to see the logical consequences of the assumptions we may be making. Sound inferences rely on accurate information. People with strong inference skills draw logical or highly reliable conclusions using all forms of analogical, probabilistic, empirical, and mathematical reasoning.
- Evaluation: Evaluative skills are used to assess the credibility of the claims people make or post, and to assess the quality of the reasoning people display when they make arguments or give explanations. We can also apply our evaluation skills to assess the quality of many other elements that are important for good thinking, such as analyses, interpretations, explanations, inferences, options, opinions, beliefs, hypotheses, proposals, and decisions. People with strong evaluation skills can judge the quality of arguments and the credibility of speakers and writers.
- Interpretation: Interpretation is the process of discovering, determining, or assigning meaning. Interpretation skills can be applied to anything, e.g., written messages, charts, diagrams, maps, graphs, memes, and verbal and non-verbal exchanges. People apply their interpretive skills to behaviors, events, and social interactions when deciding what they think something means in a given context.
- Explanation: Explanation is the process of justifying what we have decided to do or what we have decided to believe. People with strong explanation skills provide the evidence, methods, and considerations they actually relied on when making their judgment. Explanations can include our assumptions, reasons, values, and beliefs. Strong explanations enable others to understand and to evaluate our decisions.
- Induction: Inductive reasoning relies on estimating likely outcomes. Decision making in contexts of uncertainty relies on inductive reasoning. Inductive decisions can be based on analogies, case studies, prior experience, statistical analyses, simulations, hypotheticals, trusted testimony, and the patterns we may recognize in a set of events, experiences, symptoms, or behaviors. Inductive reasoning always leaves open the possibility, however remote, that a highly probable conclusion might be mistaken. Although it does not yield certainty, inductive reasoning can provide a solid basis for confidence in our conclusions and a reasonable basis for action.
- Deduction: Deductive reasoning is rigorously logical and clear cut. Deductive skills are used whenever we determine the precise logical consequences of a given set of rules, conditions, beliefs, values, policies, principles, procedures, or terminology. Deductive reasoning is deciding what to believe or what to do in precisely defined contexts that rely on strict rules and logic. Deductive validity results in a conclusion which absolutely cannot be false, if the assumptions or premises from which we started all are true. Deductive validity leaves no room for uncertainty. That is, unless we decide to change the very meanings of our words or the grammar of our language.
- Numeracy / Quantitative Reasoning: Numeracy refers to the ability to make judgments based on quantitative information in a variety of contexts. People with strong numeracy can describe how quantitative information is gathered, manipulated, and represented textually, verbally, and visually in graphs, charts, tables, and diagrams. Numeracy requires all the core critical thinking skills. Numeracy includes being thoughtfully reflective while interpreting the meaning of information expressed in charts, graphs, or text formats, analyzing those elements, drawing accurate inferences from that information, and explaining and evaluating how those conclusions were reached.
The INSIGHT Health Professional Report Package includes an individual test-taker report for each person assessed and optional group summary reports for each group and sub-group in the sample.
Reports are generated immediately after the conclusion of testing, making real time assessment possible. Read more about how our customer support specialists work with clients to select their reporting options on our Services tab or contact us for a free consultation.
- Individual Reports include:
- Each professional thinking mindset attribute is scored on a 40-point scale divided into three qualitative categories (Not Manifested, Positive, Strong Positive).
- Each reasoning skill metric is scored on a 300-point scale with corresponding qualitative ratings (Not Manifested, Moderate, Strong, and Superior).
- The Individual Reports can be pushed as PDF files to an email address of the client’s choosing (for example, to an HR department hiring officer, a senior manager, or to an external search firm or professional development consultant).
- The client controls whether individual reports are made available to the test-taker.
- A short PDF assessment report debrief document to help in understanding scores – it can be distributed by the client to the people who were assessed.
- Optional Group Analytics include:
- Excel spreadsheet files of all scores on all metrics. These also include the responses to optional custom demographic questions added by the client to the assessment profile.
- Presentation-ready tables and graphic representations of the score distribution for all metrics.
- Free upon request, our assessment support staff prepares and emails group analytical reports to clients using any of the INSIGHT series assessments.