i-Human: Simulated Medical Patient Encounters
Last week we reminded you about the upcoming Serious Games Showcase at IMSH 2014. Today we take a look at the 2013 “Best in Show” company i-Human in the category of “small or entrepreneurial company”. The i-Human Patients Authoring System enables medical educators to create new simulated patient encounters (as well as derivative works of existing “Share & Share Alike” cases) using a point-and-click approach to content development.
From the i-Human website:
“i-Human Patients is unique in the world of patient simulation. Current approaches such as mannequins play a very important role in developing students’ psychomotor skills and team-based response to medical emergencies. In addition, standardized patients play an important role in developing students’ communication and interpersonal skills. But what has been lacking, until now, is a way to develop students’ most critical cognitive competencies, rapidly and fully.
The i-Human Patients Case Player can simulate comprehensive patient encounters for a broad variety of symptoms and diagnoses, using only a web browser. This enables playing anytime and anywhere, thus integrating easily into students’ active lifestyles.”
i-Human Patients enables learners to:
- Take patient histories – learning what questions to ask, and how to interpret then follow-up on relevant findings
- Take and assess vital signs
- Select physical exams and interpret findings
- Select and prioritize differential diagnoses
- Order and associate tests with differential diagnoses, and interpret test findings
- Develop treatment plans
- Review and write patient records
- And get feedback and coaching at every step of the way!
Visit http://www.i-human.com/ to learn more today!
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.