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Training Nurses with Virtual Patients

August 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 45
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Training Nurses with Virtual Patients
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Training Nurses with Virtual Patients
Aug 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 45
Dr. Ben Lok

How do you train people to talk to other people? For some professions, like nursing, communicating with others is a critical part of the job. Computer scientist Ben Lok developed software for nursing students to interview and examine a “virtual patient.”  The patients speak like actual people, have backstories, and don’t necessarily share information easily. The son of a pipeline engineer and a nurse, Lok moved to the Tulsa from Malaysia when he was 5 years old. He credits his father’s prescient interest in computers - and an Atari game - with his career path. Lok’s company, Shadow Health, has plans to develop applications for other occupations that rely on face-to-face communication.  This episode is a re-release. 

Show Notes

How do you train people to talk to other people? For some professions, like nursing, communicating with others is a critical part of the job. Computer scientist Ben Lok developed software for nursing students to interview and examine a “virtual patient.”  The patients speak like actual people, have backstories, and don’t necessarily share information easily. The son of a pipeline engineer and a nurse, Lok moved to the Tulsa from Malaysia when he was 5 years old. He credits his father’s prescient interest in computers - and an Atari game - with his career path. Lok’s company, Shadow Health, has plans to develop applications for other occupations that rely on face-to-face communication.  This episode is a re-release. 

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