Physician & Healthcare Training

High performers with busy schedules are a perfect match to game-based training

“Our, CHEST learners have complex patients with lots of electronic charts to study and they often work long hours and are frequently on call. Physicians like that these games are bite-sized and they really enjoy the competitive aspect of the gameplay.”

Christina Lorenzo E-Learning Instructional Designer CHEST, American College of Chest Physicians

Training is especially important for physicians as they are responsible for making life-and-death decisions on a daily basis. In the last 10 years, healthcare companies have been embracing gamification as a way to train their doctors and nurses on new procedures, processes and soft skills resulting in improved training and compliance rates, improved patient care, and cost savings for clinical practices. In this blog post, we discuss several reasons why game-based learning is key for training healthcare professionals. They are as follows:

  • Games tell a story — branching path dialogue games are excellent to train soft skills
  • Games tap into our natures — doctors are drawn to games as they are naturally competitive
  • Games make training more available — our games are web-based and responsive to most mobile devices, making it easy for doctors and healthcare workers to play them (and learn) anytime and anywhere
  • Games engage the learner — games provide active learning that doctors want to return to repeatedly to increase their score- increasing the learning and knowledge retention
  • Games-based learning drives success – games provide a “practice playground” for learners to fail and learn

In a webinar, we did with The Training Magazine, Christina Lorenzo, Senior Instructional Designer for CHEST (American College of Chest physicians) explains why games work for her community; “CHEST learners have complex patients with lots of electronic charts to study and they often work long hours and are frequently on call. They are high performers but have a short attention span and not much time for learning. Christina creates microgames with The Training Arcade® that can be deployed on mobile or tablets so that these busy doctors can learn on the go. Game-based training is not only fun, but it also provides an escape from reality and a chance to practice in a safe place, to fail and to learn. Physicians like that these games are bite-sized and they really enjoy the competitive aspect of the gameplay.”

Here are some of the games we’ve created for our healthcare partners to train physicians & healthcare workers.

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Games provide a place for learners to actively engage with their learning material. Games tap into learner’s intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and provides feedback, recognition and rewards along the way. Games encourage learners to return repeatedly to increase their score and move up the leaderboard. Games can also be played easily with a mobile phone or tablet which is perfect for live conferences and teams who travel frequently.

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Games make the training more fun and engaging. They provide a “practice playground” for your team to fail and learn in a safe place. Games also provide data that helps you understand where there may be gaps in the learning. 

Since game play is active rather than passive, learners are naturally more engaged as they want to win. Games encourage learners to return repeatedly to increase their score and move up the leaderboard. How many times do you hear about your learners returning over and over again to your PowerPoint presentation or training manual?

The analytics dashboard in a custom game or in a game in The Training Arcade is engineered to unveil patterns of individual and group engagement with your material, thereby improving your training ROI by revealing knowledge gaps, personality behaviors, and group comparison. Sort topline data including the number of users, scores, rank, sessions, session duration, % of questions correct / incorrect, and total questions answered.

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