Medscape Education, a leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for health care professionals has launched Medscape 360, a new suite of immersive learning solutions. This suite responds to the needs of a changing healthcare environment that demands that Continuing Medical Education (CME) solutions improve engagement, increase knowledge retention, and promote measurable improvements in patient care.
Developed in partnership with Confideo Labs, Medscape 360’s first solution is an alternative to traditional slide presentations for live events by taking advance of virtual realty (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technology to create unique and immersive multimedia environments. This allows presenting faculty and their clinician audiences a chance to experience live interactive and immersive journeys which can illustrate a wide range of medical media and scientific curriculum, in the most engaging and informative manner to date.
“The complexities and pace of clinical practice and the move to value-based care models demand new solutions that engage and challenge physicians, that support learning, and potentially improve the delivery of care,” said Robert Harrington, MD, an interventional cardiologist, professor of medicine and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. “New immersive learning solutions from Medscape 360 have the potential to change entirely the physicians’ view of medical education and to infuse it with an element of excitement.”
Dr . Harrington has used the platform a number of times to guide an audience on a MR journey through the anatomy of a virtual heart. This has been carried out live on stage to showcase how to apply deeper anatomical understanding into clinical practice. He has also been at the forefront of discussions among clinicians and educators about the value of innovation in medical education.
Medscape360 solutions were also used at the World Congress of Gastroenterology, where Brennan Spiegel, MD, director of health services research, Cedars-Sinai Health System, led an audience through a MR presentation of anatomy and physiology, medical models, and interactive data.
“CME represents a significant investment for industry and healthcare organizations,” said Stephen O’Brien, vice president of video operations, Medscape Education. “It’s essential that CME providers offer innovative solutions that deepen physician engagement and retention of new information, so that CME can achieve its ultimate goal of supporting doctors in improving patient care.”
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