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Journal Article


Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer Verlag, Volume 384, p.59-67 (2016)





<p>Medical Virtual Patient Simulator (MedVPS) is a cutting-edge eLearning innovation for medical and other health professionals. It consists of a framework that supports various patient cases, tailored by interdisciplinary medical teams. Each virtual patient case follows the critical path to be followed for a specific patient in a hospital. MedVPS takes the student on a journey that enables the student to interview, examine, conduct physical, systematic and ultimately reach a diagnosis based on the path that is chosen. After the interactions, the student must decide whether each response is normal or abnormal and use the virtual findings to identify multiple probable diagnoses or reexamine the virtual patient with the goal to narrow down to the correct disease and then provide treatment. We present the architecture and functionality of the MedVPS platform and include a pilot study with medical students. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.</p>


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Cite this Research Publication

Prema Nedungadi and Raman, R., “The medical virtual patient simulator (MedVPS) platform”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 384, pp. 59-67, 2016.