USC Standard Patient Plenary Talk

January 14, 2015 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Speaker: Brett Talbot
Host: The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare

Scientists at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies have taken the concept of standardized patient actors used for training doctors to a new level.   ICT has succeeded in replacing human actors with virtual human patients that listen, talk and act out roles as people with a variety of ailments. Called the “USC Standard Patient”, the technology allows Doctors in training to talk to the virtual patients, get realistic responses, and then receive feedback with an automated report on how they can keep improving. The technology works through web browsers and has a free online community where medical and other clinical educators can create new patients.    Funded by the Defense Department, it is hoped that this new artificial intelligence-based technology will make medical education less expensive and improve patient safety. Dr. Thomas Talbot, one of the inventors, is unveiling the new technology at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in New Orleans on January 14th in a Plenary talk from 10:00am to 10:30am.