Can web-based collaboration help critically ill children?
Ryan Boyles 100000UX41 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  healthcare learning video simulation picu hospital children technology team impact tv ibmimpact
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Inspiration strikes when your mind is sparked by a shared experience – a moment of recognition that people and technology working on common challenges can make a difference. One such moving moment of inspiration occurred at the global Impact conference in Las Vegas last month during the first general session keynote. Dr. Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH spoke at Impact about his mission as Chair of the Critical Care Medicine Program at Children's Hospital Boston. He told a moving story about how he discovered how to innovate on the adult learning process from his teenage son who plays MMOGs with teams. Dr. Burns is now using web collaboration in the field between doctors deployed at mobile Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). The program is facilitating critical care methods to be taught through web simulation. This strategy is changing the infant mortality rate in remote places around the world where online team work is making an impact on real lives. The team at Children's Hospital Boston is sharing this story with a 3 part blog series about learning innovation using simulation to help doctors learn from each other. Their story describes how Dr. Burns and his team is working with IBM Interactive to "dose" information on demand from the cloud for critical care of children, providing a way for doctors to explain how things work to each other, and connecting the doctors who have the right experience to solve problems where they are needed around the world without information bottlenecks.
We'll be curating this story here and you'll see how it develops within this blog post. You may also watch Dr. Burns speak at minute 44:33 of the General Session replay on Impact TV via Livestream.com. Scroll to the bottom of the story to watch the video embed.