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An online game for doctors? Diagnostic Champions Challenge.

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

An online game for doctors?   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   The medical media company UBM Medica has launched an online game through its Cancer Network…and the goal is to help medical professionals improve their diagnostic skills.   The Diagnostic Champions Challenge is free and players are competing for an ounce of gold according  UBM Medica U.S. Marketing VP Amy Erdman…

“Our mission is really to improve the quality of patient care.  We’re always looking for ways to engage our audience and it just seemed like games made sense.  We hear about it in the news, how it’s an effective tool to aid learning retention and key to physicians and other health care professionals … it also helps to relieve daily stress. ”

Again, it is aimed at health care professionals….but anyone can give it a try if you have a medical background and you’re game.   The site is goforthegold.cancernetwork.com.   You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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