Session ID: 
311

A Win for Medicine: Why Healthcare Professionals Should Play Video Games

4:00pm - 5:00pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W414C

Description

What do video games have to offer healthcare? Imagine a doctor performing a difficult medical procedure in a mobile video game—removing a nail lodged in a virtual patient’s trachea; administering a hard-to-dose drug; cauterizing fully interactive tissue; clearing away lifelike internal bleeds. This is all possible thanks to the advanced technology of today’s video games, which are decades ahead of current medical training methods. Played by billions of people, video games are fun, highly visual, and educational. Could utilizing them in healthcare be the next win for the industry? Sam Glassenberg, Founder and CEO of Level Ex, a medical video game company, will describe how video game technology and psychology is transforming physician learning and sharpening the skills of medical professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare current video game technology to current medical simulation technology
  • Identify key opportunities for using video games for physician education
  • Differentiate between true game design, rooted in neuroscience, and “gamification”
  • Recognize the impact that incorporating entertainment into training can have on healthcare professionals

Speaker(s)

Founder and CEO,
Level Ex

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

CMIO/CMO
Life Sciences Professional
Physician or Physician’s Assistant

Level

Introductory