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LK 101
Virtual patient work-up to reduce diagnostic error and improve competency
LK 101
Virtual patient work-up to reduce diagnostic error and improve competency
President, vCases
It is not acceptable for 10-15% of physician diagnoses to be in error or to have diagnostic error responsible for 40-70% of malpractice deaths.   As demonstrated by major articles in leading newspapers... Read more

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It is not acceptable for 10-15% of physician diagnoses to be in error or to have diagnostic error responsible for 40-70% of malpractice deaths.   As demonstrated by major articles in leading newspapers and medical journals, licensing and regulatory groups are concerned.  It is recognized that clinical skills decline and competency requires lifetime learning.  Unfortunately, required, didactic, continuing medical education has been of limited help.  We have developed vCases, an innovative approach to this problem, one that allows a physician to workup virtual patients in a realistic setting.  With each case, the program introduces a patient who describes a chief complaint.  From that point onward, review of an electronic health record, questions to obtain a history, examinations for and interpretation of physical findings, and ordering of tests and procedures are determined solely by critical thinking decisions made by the player.  Every choice is automatically scored in accord with judgments made by experts who created the case.  At the end, an epilogue explains how the lead expert would have worked through the case and why.  A consistently organized, interactive, and dynamic library is available at all times for in-depth understanding of each disease, condition, symptom, sign, test, and procedure.  The virtual and realistic decision-making provided by vCases recognizes and embraces the widely understood value that practice-based learning brings to medicine.  Experience-based learning is remembered.

Rees Midgley is the founder and lead in creating vCases, an innovative, realistic program aimed at improving clinical skills and competency. vCases lets physicians work up virtual patients by making critical thinking decisions, obtain help when needed, and then compare the path taken with that of an expert.  As in the real world, experience-based learning is remembered. 

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