CyberPatient is going to space!
CyberPatient is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). This incredible partnership has been established to further develop CyberPatient™ technology and the maintenance of competencies for medical crews involved in deep space travel. How amazing is that?
The isolation for extreme durations of time for deep-space missions results in medical crews losing their clinical competencies due to the lack of clinical practice. CyberPatient will provide a virtual hospital and other clinical environments with digitally enhanced patients for medical crews to routinely practice and hone their competencies.
CyberPatient will literally be amongst the stars, millions of miles away, helping the space flight crews enhance and practice their skills while they are on their long journey to distant planets!
The funds created from this partnership will be applied to help advance the CyberPatient platform while enhancing and creating new features for medical education simulation. Just like the future astronauts, thousands of students are currently able to rely on CyberPatient’s innovative, safe, and easy-to-use virtual environment to practice core clinical competencies without real-life consequences. Institutions and faculty members can provide formative feedback and summative assessments to their students as they go through each virtual patient.
A Message From Our Founder – “We are incredibly grateful to NRC IRAP and the CSA for their support toward our mission to deliver technology solutions that advance Canada’s health and medical, educational system,” says Dr. Karim Qayumi, Founder and CEO of IHI, “We are especially privileged to partner with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Dr. Nadine Caron, Co-Director, University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health in implementing the project. IHI, as a UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute spin-off company, values these partnerships that help shift medical education into the future.”