Kynectiv Perspectives

Simulation Ranks #1 for “Most Effective” Educational Method by ACEHP Members

DecisionSim: More than Just Clinical Learning

VA to Share Patient Data Through Open Portal

Kynectiv & Partners Win Best in Class CME Outcomes Award

Are you Struggling to Reach Level 5 Outcomes?

DecisionSim Goes Live!

Kynectiv Appoints Dr. Gayle Shaw-Hones as Director, Learning & Development

How can Simulation Lead to Advanced Outcomes Assessments?

Amanda Glazar Joins Kynectiv As Director of Medical Education

Kynectiv, Inc. recognized as 2015 Fierce Innovation Awards Healthcare Edition Finalist

Kynectiv @ The Impact 2015 Capital Conference

Diagnostic Accuracy and Beyond

How to Leverage DecisionSim in Your Organization

DecisionSim, Inc. Announces Name Change to Kynectiv™

Kynectiv, Inc. Receives 2015 Health Care Innovator Award

DecisionSim, Inc. to Provide Patient Education for Veterans Choice Program

Novel Patient Engagement Approach Soon to be Available to Millions of Veterans

DecisionSim, Inc. Secures $1.85 Million in Series A Funding

Infusion of Capital Supports Continued Business Expansion and Technology Upgrades

A Way Forward: Enabling Effective Clinical Decision-Making Through Simulation

Multiple Simulations to Assess Performance Improvement

DecisionSim, Inc. Announces Licensing of Communications Training Technology from Drexel University College of Medicine

Technology will be commercialized as CommSim™, expanding DecisionSim, Inc.’s pioneering simulation-based learning platforms

Department of Veteran Affairs Continues Expansion of DecisionSim, Inc.'s Simulation-Based Learning Platform

Nation’s largest healthcare system broadens use of ‘real-world’ teaching model to improve decisions that impact patient outcomes

Assessment and Research with DecisionSim

How and When to Use Branching

Improving Clinical Decision Making with Simulation

Building Simulations by Storytelling with Subject Matter Experts

Virtual On-Line Patients and their Potential in Medical Education

Computer-based clinical simulation cases in oncology pharmacotherapy: Student perceptions from two campuses

Ah-Ha Moments 2014

Enhancing Decision-Making with Simulation-Based Learning to Improve Health and Healthcare Outcomes

Simulation: A Solution for Evidence Translation

Creating Authentic Activities

Our New Help Center

Suspending Disbelief: Using Branching Narrative to Captivate and Assess Learners

Strategies for Crafting a Robust Story

Department of Veterans Affairs Accelerates Use of DecisionSim™ to Improve Patient Outcomes

The VA awarded a contract to Team DecisionSim to accelerate the use of DecisionSim through the development of additional clinical scenarios

Embracing Branched Learning Techniques to Drive Better Education Outcomes

Branched learning simulations provide clinicians with a greater understanding of health issues such as basal cell carcinoma and dry eye disease. Unlike standard linear training, these simulations incorporate branching along with adaptive, personalized feedback to improve the effectiveness of the education. Learners are able to safely explore the symptoms and treatment outcomes of these diseases within highly engaging and interactive activities.

Simulation: A Proven but Underutilized Education Method

Comparison of Virtual Patient Simulation With Mannequin-Based Simulation for Improving Clinical Performances in Assessing and Managing Clinical Deterioration: Randomized Controlled Trial

How Physician Report Cards Can Improve Health Care

Blending Discovery Learning with Assessment

Continuing Medical Education Simulation Identifies Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment of Shift Work Disorder

Shift Work Disorder is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder that is significantly underdiagnosed in primary care. Using DecisionSim™, experts created a highly interactive, certified Continuing Medical Education simulation for primary care clinicians to improve their understanding of basic sleep assessments and the diagnosis and management of Shift Work Disorder. This simulation resulted in new insights into primary care clinicians’ decision processes and uncovered data that helps explain the underdiagnosis of this disorder and provide guidance for future educational activities

Note-Taking in DecisionSim

The Virtual Pathology Instructor: a medical student teaching tool developed using patient simulator software

Creating Branched Narrative Simulations

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and DecisionSim: How does your simulation grow?

Department of Veterans Affairs continues partnership with Decision Simulation for its simulation platform to educate healthcare providers

The DecisionSim™ enterprise license will continue to help over 300,000 VA employees improve patient outcomes through better clinical decision-making and reasoning.

Creating Dynamic Simulations that Evolve with Learners’ Choices

Virtual patient simulation supports clinical reasoning skill building at University of Pittsburgh

Instructional Design

Instructional System Design: The ADDIE Model A Handbook for Practitioners

Annals of Internal Medicine launches interactive CME- and MOC-accredited medical education tool

Best Practices in Online Learning: Research Findings From the Department of Education

Blended Learning is More Effective than Instructor Led Training

Empowering Learners to Discover Insights and Solutions

Instructional Design Models

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2013

Boosting our Capacity for Thinking, Learning & Decision-Making

Learning is Changing: Reflections from 2013

Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling

Using Gamification Practices to Hook your Learners

Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition Program Announces Finalists, Decision Simulation LLC Recognized

Decision Simulation selected as a finalist for the national Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition in the category of Cloud Computing.

Capturing your Learners' Attention

Blending Thick and Thin Narrative Simulations

Strategies for Developing Expert Decision-Makers

Several Cases: One DecisionSim Simulation

Bridging Theory into Practice: Integrating Perspectives

Innovation Award Finalist

Creating Effective Simulations: Context, Challenge, Activity and Feedback

Decision Simulation named one of three finalists for the 2013 Innovation Awards

Decision Simulation named as a finalist for the Philadelphia Business Journal 2013 Innovation Awards, honoring innovative leaders in health care and life sciences, in the Early Stage Company category.

Using Audio to Personalize Feedback

The Necessity for Clinical Reasoning in the Era of Evidence-Based Medicine

Guidelines for Writing Effective Feedback

Web-based Clinical Simulations Help Professional Society Members Better Diagnose And Treat Anaphylaxis

Unlike many other professional specialties, allergy, asthma and immunology practitioners require more of a cognitive rather than procedural approach to continuing medical education. Through web-based clinical simulations, members of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) are becoming more proficient at addressing one of the most serious emergency situations they encounter: Anaphylaxis from insect bites, drug or food allergies.

Regional Health System Uses Web-based Simulations to Enhance Clinical Education

The challenge of medical training for any healthcare system is to effectively use the limited time physicians, allied health and related professionals have with busy case loads. Reading Health System employs over 8,000 people, including over 2,000 physicians, nurses and allied healthcare providers. Reading Health System turned to Decision Simulation to create scalable, assessable learning tools to help improve decision-making and patient care.

New DecisionSim Template for Teaching Concepts: Examples and Non-Examples

Promotion of self-directed learning using virtual patient cases

What Type of Simulation Are You Creating?

Staff Learn via Clinical Simulations

Download the New DecisionSim Style Guide Today!

Using Motivation to Increase the Holding Power of Your Simulation

Department of Veterans Affairs Extends Partnership with Decision Simulation for its Robust Learning Platform to Educate Healthcare Providers

The DecisionSim™ enterprise license will continue to help over 300,000 VA employees improve patient outcomes through better clinical decision-making and reasoning.

Virtual patient design: exploring what works and why

Jeff Zack Appointed Vice President of Operations by Decision Simulation

Enhancing Clinical Education and Training, Improving Care

Improved Decision Making can Help Prevent Readmissions

‘Just In Time’ and ‘Just Enough’; or Death to Clippy

Clinical Decision-Making: The Foundation for Success Under New Care Models

Improving Military Patient Outcomes Through Web-based Clinical Simulation

Web-based Clinical Simulations Sharpen Decision-making, Enhance Patient Care

Sharpening Skills Through Simulation

Simulations Train Clinicians in Value-Based Decision Making

Using the “flipped classroom” model to re-imagine medical education

Sharpen Clinical Decision-making to Improve Patient Care

Virtual patients design and its effect on clinical reasoning and student experience

Decision Simulation Bolsters its DecisionSim™ Interactive Patient Simulation Platform

Enhancements significantly improve functionality and ease of use for educators and learners as they sharpen decision-making skills.

Cognitive interventions to reduce diagnostic error

The Need for More Sophisticated Simulation Applications to Teach and Assess Expert Judgment

How Can Educators Use Simulation Applications to Teach and Assess Surgical Judgment?

Developing Virtual Patient Vignettes for Stroke Prevention & Ethics Education

Community health workers (CHWs) can act as a valuable bridge between the healthcare/research communities and their own communities. To be most effective, though, they need training. PROTECT DC is evaluating the use of virtual patients in the training of CHWs in the context of a stroke disparities research trial.

Department of Veterans Affairs Purchases DecisionSim™ Enterprise License for National SimLEARN Program

Nationwide rollout of DecisionSim will help over 300,000 VA employees improve patient outcomes through better clinical decision-making and reasoning

What is Instructional Design?

Instructional Design Models and Methods

Patient Simulation: An ACO’s Best Friend? (Part 2)

Patient Simulation: An ACO’s Best Friend? (Part 1)

Virtual Patient Platforms

Technology Offers Many Paths to Quality Care

Judicious Use of Simulation Technology in Continuing Medical Education

Virtual Patient Simulation: Strengthening Medical Decisions, Strengthening Outcomes

Designing Virtual Patients to Maximize Learning Outcomes for Medical Learners

One of the most difficult aspects of medical education is teaching—and learning—applied decision-making skills. James Bateman, MD, is conducting research to shed light on the role of virtual patient design in promoting enhanced clinical reasoning skills by utilizing the DecisionSim™ platform.

Jeff Zack Joins Decision Simulation as Director of Operations

Zack’s more than 30 years of experience in operations and business management will play key role in ensuring customer satisfaction and continuous technology improvement

Veterans Health Administration Selects Decision Simulation to Support Clinical Training and Education Needs for SimLEARN Program

Advanced virtual patient learning tools to help VHA achieve educational objectives

Decision Simulation Extends Licensing Agreement with University of Pittsburgh for Virtual Patient Platform

Updated version from University of Pittsburgh to be made commercially available by Decision Simulation in 2012

Hi-Tech Choose Your Own Adventure Coming to a Medical School Near You

Computerized Virtual Patients in Health Professions Education: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Virtual Patients and Problem-Based Learning in Advanced Therapeutics

James B. McGee, MD, Joins Decision Simulation as Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

Creator of virtual patients and eLearning programs brings unique insight, deep educational experience to company.

Co-Founder of Decision Simulation, Bob Yayac, to Serve as Managing Partner

Experienced entrepreneur and business consultant brings strategic vision and leadership to burgeoning company.

Instructional Design Framework

Virtual Patients: ED-2 Band-Aid or Valuable Asset in the Learning Portfolio?

Virtual Patient Simulation: Knowledge Gain or Knowledge Loss?

12 Tips: Guidelines for Authoring Virtual Patient Cases

The Use of Virtual Patients to Assess the Clinical Skills and Reasoning of Medical Students: Initial Insights on Student Acceptance

Virtual Patients: A Critical Literature Review and Proposed Next Steps

Using Asynchronous Audio Feedback to Enhance Teaching Presence and Students’ Sense of Community

Research in Clinical Reasoning: Past History and Current Trends

Case-Based Reasoning and Instructional Design: Using Stories to Support Problem Solving

Strategies for Developing Expert Decision-Makers

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