The design goals of AliveSim are to give participants the ability to:
AliveSim’s two simulation formats are designed to be used separately or in combination, based on the learning goals of your program. Together, they can cover any clinical skill-building need in CME. See Medical Education Section for more.
(NEW!) A fast-paced, flexible simulation format focused on specific learning objectives. Targeted Virtual Practice can be used alone for 0.5 to 1.0 credit-hour activities, or added to more comprehensive Patient Management Scenarios in 0.25 credit-hour increments.
The Experience: Immerse physicians in a series of realistic clinical situations, where they practice decision-making and receive expert coaching to recognize optimal decision patterns for specific learning objectives.
Manage patients over time, in multiple scenarios. Just as in Targeted Virtual Practice, physicians gain virtual “hands on” experience in how experts make optimal decisions with new clinical information, in diverse clinical situations. Start with two scenarios, or add more clinical perspectives to build more robust decision-making skills.
The Experience: Immerse physicians in realistic clinical scenarios where they manage virtual patients through time, and receive expert coaching to recognize optimal strategies throughout a disease process.
Situations matter. Situational practice builds clinical skill in applying new medical evidence and guidelines.
AliveSim creates an immersive, safe environment for participants to build skill and confidence in applying new clinical evidence in realistic situations, in any disease state.
The goal of virtual practice is to emulate the live practice experience with a clinical mentor, through scalable technology. In this way, thousands of physicians can develop new clinical skills with expert coaching in a cost-effective way.
Targeted Virtual Practice focuses on specific learning objectives, in a series of well-crafted decisions that allow the learner to recognize patterns of optimal decision-making. Isolated case studies and vignettes do not provide this pattern recognition, which is essential to effective skill acquisition. More on Improving Clinical Outcomes with Virtual Practice.
Many live CME events bring thought leaders to a venue (or webinar) where they mix didactic lecture with working through case studies. Even in the best of these events, the decision-making and feedback is not personalized and limited. Therefore, skill development is incomplete and will require further reinforcement before a physician will feel comfortable changing their clinical behavior. Adding Targeted Virtual Practice as an enduring component will introduce clinical skill building to convert “knowing” into “doing” to create a more effective overall program. In addition, retention from the event will increase as participant personally applies the knowledge in realistic clinical situations.
Many areas of medicine, such as oncology and chronic diseases, are challenging because patient presentations vary so much and evolve over time, based on disease progression and treatment. Decision-making is complex and nuanced, complicated by new clinical evidence or molecular testing, therapy options, risk assessment, and previous treatment paths. AliveSim’s Patient Management Scenarios have successfully enabled participants to build confidence recognizing the optimal patient management paths used by experts. At least two scenarios are needed to allow participants to develop this pattern recognition. Complex topics often use four or more scenarios to maximize effectiveness.
Patients are at the center of healthcare, and should have equal prominence in CME. AliveSim Patient Management Scenarios utilize interactive conversations between virtual patients and virtual clinicians to provide examples of how clinicians can benefit from patient voice and shared decision-making. What is essential here is not just the virtual patient. Both the virtual patient and clinician respond to user input to create meaningful conversations that impact decision-making. When patient voice or shared decision-making are critical practice gaps, Targeted Virtual Practice can focus on them as specific learning objectives.
Lower Costs. Each year we develop more effective ways to create immersive experiences with this powerful technology. We’ve made huge strides again this year.
More Content Flexibility. We can now develop full-featured simulations in the 0.5 to 1.0 credit hour range to complement our longer format.
Better Experience. Responsive interfaces reconfigure automatically based on screen size, so clinicians can have a great experience on any web-enabled device. Those who prefer a faster tempo can adjust the “talking speed” of virtual dialogues, and all our virtual humans have more expressive animations, and more immersive environments.
Improves retention of new information through working with it personally.
Develops the “skill” to apply new knowledge in real situations.
Increases physician confidence and comfort level with that skill so they’ll apply it in their practice.
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Syandus utilizes a well-honed process for collaboration with CME providers and faculty to create exceptional simulations and outcomes.
Syandus does the heavy lifting with clinical and technical development to bring AliveSim simulations to life.
Simulation deployment includes delivery, web hosting, SSO integration, comprehensive analytics, reporting, technical support, and one year of access.