Reference: Felciano, R. M. & Dev, P. Multimedia Clinical Simulation based on Patient Records: Authoring, User Interface, Pedagogy. Knowledge Systems Laboratory, November, 1994.
Abstract: As an alternative to available computer-based clinical simulations that mimic patient encounters, we developed a clinical case simulation that more closely resembles the patient record. Our system, implemented in a Macintosh program called Short Rounds, features rapd and customized case authoring by editing a structured text file, a dynamic user interface that presents a case-specific screen layout, and a pedagogical model that is suitable for teaching third-year medical students. We believe this approach allows faculty members to create multimedia case simulations in shorter periods of time than in available in clinical simulations.
Notes: Updated November 1994.
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