A virtual patient case developed with UHN’s Virtual Interactive Case (VIC) software has been awarded first prize in the Canadian Health Care Education Commons (CHEC)—Collaboration pour l’éducation de santé au Canada (CESC) Virtual Patient Challenge. The software was designed by TGRI Scientific Associate Dr. Gordon Tait and Tabby Lulham, a member of the Perioperative Interactive Education (PIE) team in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, and simulates patient encounters in the clinic to exercise the clinical reasoning skills of trainees.
The focus of the challenge was on virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other e-health components that can be used to improve patient care. The winning patient case was developed by University of Toronto’s Drs. Adil Shamji and Marcus Law. The software is available for licensing by UHN’s Technology Development and Commercialization for the Techna Institute.
More information on VIC can be found at http://pie.med.utoronto.ca/vic.