Virtual Reality, Telemedicine, Web and Data Processing Innovations in Medical and Psychiatric Education and Clinical Care
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- Hilty, D.M., Alverson, D.C., Alpert, J.E. et al. Acad Psychiatry (2006) 30: 528. doi:10.1176/appi.ap.30.6.528
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This article highlights technology innovations in psychiatric and medical education, including applications from other fields.
The authors review the literature and poll educators and informatics faculty for novel programs relevant to psychiatric education.
The introduction of new technologies requires skill at implementation and evaluation to assess the pros and cons. There is a significant body of literature regarding virtual reality and simulation, including assessment of outcomes, but other innovations are not well studied.
Innovations, like other uses of technology, require collaboration between parties and integration within the educational framework of an institution.