Socially Relevant Knowledge Based Telemedicine
Annual rept. 15 Sep 2008-14 Sep 2009
BANNER HEALTH PHOENIX AZ
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The advent of the Internet followed by the transformative diffusion of Web 2.0 has the potential to revolutionize the delivery of clinical training in healthcare in both remote and urban clinical environments 1-4. This is of significant interest and relevance to the military given the shortage of healthcare providers and the remote locations in which the military has to operate. The objective of this proposal is to design, develop and evaluate a socially relevant knowledge driven collaborative training network. The scope of the project would include geographically distributed clinical teams solving medical decision making problems with the help of Web 3.0 tools that include virtual social networks. During this period of the project we have established the core informatics architecture, the virtual world necessary for the project. We have also developed phased multi-participant clinical case studies that will be employed in a persuasive computing framework to engage users, build shared mental models and vocabularies. Further we have developed an evaluation framework for the proposed efforts that will measure transfer from VR to actual dynamics on the floor.
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- Medicine and Medical Research