Our Director of Instructional Design and Learning Solutions, Kira King, PhD, co-authored a post for the Veterans Health Administration’s Human Factors Quarterly publication entitled, “Diagnostic Accuracy and Beyond With Decision Modeling Simulation Platform” with Jamie Owen, Instructional Systems Specialist for the VA.  The article discusses the process and benefits of using the DecisionSim™ technology platform to create customized simulations. The article reviewed examples of applying DecisionSim to assess clinician’s interactions with patients; a diagnostic accuracy training program for nurses; and a communication-skills training program aimed at helping primary care physicians improve their ability to have difficult conversations with terminally ill patients.

Please take a moment to read Kira’s perspectives: http://www.ehealth.va.gov/docs/HFNL/HF_NL_F15_I12.htm#article2