Philips Healthcare: EP Navigator eLearning Virtual Medical Simulation
DDA Medical developed the EP Navigator eLearning tool as part of a series of virtual medical simulations for Philips Healthcare. These virtual medical simulations are designed to train physicians and medical technicians on the proper use of Philips’ interventional x-ray equipment and visualization software to facilitate faster and easier clinical adoption within private practice, hospital systems, and other major healthcare centers. DDA Medical programmed a login and registration area that tracks user information in a custom programmed administrative backend system. When a user enters this eLearning tool, he or she is immediately transported into a virtual environment DDA Medical designed to mimic the look of a state-of-the-art lab and procedure room.
Filmed on green screen in DDA Medical’s studios, an actor from DDA Medical’s network introduces the various components and benefits of a Philips interventional suite. The same actor provides voice-over narration (recorded in our sound-proof audio booths) for the passive and active simulations. While the passive simulation was developed by DDA Medical to explain and demonstrate a procedure, the active simulation was programmed with multiple user controls so that users could perform the procedure on their own. At any point, the user can use the progress bar to navigate to sections of particular interest, access Quick Reference Cards in PDF format, and click to read closed captioned text. A multiple choice testing section of the eLearning tool was programmed by DDA Medical to enable users to test their knowledge of newfound skills as many times as they need to pass and, once they do, receive a personalized certificate of completion.
DDA Medical produced all of the components of this eLearning tool in house by a team of degreed creative and technical professionals. The virtual medical simulations are used by Philips Healthcare in workshops with internationally based physicians and are accessible online for training off hours at home or on the go through the mobile application DDA Medical authored for smartphones and tablets.