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!