Virtual Medical Simultaions
Bringing the World of Medicine Together™
"Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand"
-Confuscius 450 BC
Virtual medical simulations (VMS) are poised to become the preferred medical training method of the future. Unlike conventional, passive methods of teaching—the use of lectures, the outlines and diagrams on a chalkboard or in a PowerPoint® presentation—virtual medical simulations engage the trainee continuously on multiple levels: video, audio, text, narration, testing, and interactivity. It is this last element that truly brings a cutting-edge advantage to virtual medical simulations over traditional training methods. Not to be confused with the passive experience of watching video or animations, VMS's engage the trainee in a rich virtual environment, walking the trainee through a process, and allowing that trainee to make their own mistakes and be corrected in real time as they try to perfect the process themselves. Virtual medical simulations can transmit knowledge to their users in the best way possible: through experience.
DDA’s virtual medical simulations are built on a rich history of developing unique, custom designed tools for the medical industry. DDA has done pioneering work in the development of medical training programs, including customized eLearning platforms, virtual learning environments (VLEs), and continuing medical education (CME) platforms. VMS's can be integrated into CME platforms to provide accreditation to those who can demonstrate successful retention of the skills mastered in the VMS. Since DDA VMS always builds its programs and platforms to be fully scalable, you can rest assured that as regulations change, technologies evolve, and therapies improve, you will easily be able to update your training platforms for continued viability.
Interactive Multimedia eLearning
DDA’s virtual medical simulations are perhaps the greatest example of DDA’s core strength: integrated, interactive multimedia design that leverages a diverse range of skills and technologies, all provided in house, in original ways found nowhere else. DDA VMS service offerings are extensive, including: scriptwriting for any integrated video spokespersons or narrations, video design, editing, and production, 2D and 3D animation, and the development of augmented and virtual reality applications. Other services used in the production of virtual medical simulations include: graphic design of the user interface and any constituent elements of the VMS, advanced custom programming of the simulations, and any tracking, reporting, and accreditation features integrated into the VMS platform’s back-end. DDA is also a universal developer. Its responsive web designs allow online platforms to be used by all internet-capable devices, from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones. DDA also builds mobile applications specifically for the Apple iTunes® and Google Play™ stores, for both smartphones or tablets.
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In fact, DDA VMS made such an impact that it found its way onto the cover story of Medical Design News, a trade publication that was distributed to more than 35,000 medical device engineers. DDA VMS was acknowledged further when it won the first Best iPad Healthcare App for the XperGuide VMS in 2012. With DDA VMS, diverse technologies and media come together to create hybrid virtual experiences that inform, train, teach, and make even the most challenging materials memorable.
DDA’s virtual medical simulations are perhaps the greatest example of DDA’s core strength: integrated, interactive multimedia design that leverages a diverse range of skills and technologies, all provided in house, in original ways found nowhere else.
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