Experience the Patient’s Perspective

Mar 6, 2017 5:00:39 AM · 1 min read

“A family relative was hopitalized this week with a stroke at a hospital a few hours from me – and his experience left me demoralized about medicine.”  

Dr. Harlan Krumholz, Yale University School of Medicine

At one time or another, all of us – or family members – have had disappointing healthcare encounters. In a powerful personal account, noted cardiologist and educator Dr. Harlan Krumholz has eloquently expressed how he felt when it happened to someone close to him.

“Our path toward improving health care is to see through the patients’ eyes and feel their experience. When we do, the world of opportunities to do better opens up to us.”

We couldn’t agree more. With ALEX, for the first time, the patient’s point of view becomes an integral part of the training process.

ALEX will be the very first patient simulator with an HD camera – streaming live, low-latency video from his right eye to your digital devices and AV systems. ALEX creates the opportunity to experience the patient’s perspective.

We’ve named it IrisCam™.

In the quest to improve the quality of care, it’s an eye-opening new teaching tool.

Read the full article by Dr. Harlan Krumholz:  A Day In The Life Of A Patient: Why Can’t We Do Better.

Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM, is a cardiologist and the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale.

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