Learn By Doing
MedConnect is a challenging, educational visual novel game for medical students and health professionals, focusing on the evaluation of patients and appropriate interventions in the areas of alcohol, obesity, and pain. Within a simulated patient encounter, you will experience the short-term and long-term impact of your clinical choices.
You will complete typical steps of a patient encounter and receive feedback after each step:
~ Review case history
~ Complete an evaluation, diagnosis, and brief intervention
~ Make a plan of care for your patient
Feedback is color-coded to let you know whether you made the best selection, a less than ideal selection, or an incorrect selection. With the ability to retry a section or continue down paths to see impacts of different decisions, you will learn by doing without causing real-world negative outcomes.
The MedConnect suite of cases were developed by Clinical Tools, Inc. through NIH grant funding (#R43AA020456 / #R44AA020456, #2R44DK091144-01A1, #1R44DA035042). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. Featured cases include:
~ Amy Johnson – “I just need a quick physical.”
~ Abraham Cooper – “I know drinking’s not great for my blood pressure, but it’s only a little bit.”
~ Maria Garcia – “I just can’t seem to deal with the insomnia.”
~ Miranda Jones – “I haven’t been sleeping well lately.”
~ Andrew Turner – “I need medical marijuana for my pain.”
~ Steve Campbell – “I need help with my knee pain.”
~ Jessica Davis – “My finger is really hurting!”
~ Peter Wentworth – “I need help with my addiction.”
Who We Are
Our company is a diverse group with expertise in medicine, psychology, public health, basic sciences, programming, project and program management, gaming, information technology and communications.
We create scalable, usable, and broadly available online education and training to improve the ability of current and future health care providers to care for patients to ultimately improve health outcomes nationwide. We specifically:
~ Deliver skills to professionals that are needed to improve their current/future practice
~ Improve competence, performance, and patient outcomes
~ Promote best practices and evidence-based treatment
~ Train by interactive scenario-based clinical challenges
~ Create without funding from pharmaceutical or other industry sources
~ Empower group leaders to create a unique solution, identify problems, ensure progress, and enhance success
Clinical Tools, Inc. and Health Impact Studio provides continuing education for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and substance use counselors. We have received Small Business Innovative Research grant awards from the NIH and other federal programs. Clinical Tools is committed to quality online medical education in order to enhance the abilities of current and future health professionals.
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