Clinical Encounters was developed by Clinical Tools, Inc (CTI) with funding from the following organizations:
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (Grants #N44DA65530, #1R44DA035042, #R44DA12066, and #1R44DA027245-01; Contracts #HHSN271200800038C, #HHSN271200655304C, and #HHSN271200900003C)
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Grants #1R43AA020456-01A1 and #2R44AA020456-02)
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (Grant #2R44DK091144-01A1)
We gratefully acknowledge this support, which was the sole funding sources for this project’s development.
The Clinical Encounters framework was developed in order to present replicated patient encounters in the form of a simulated EHR. The framework can present the common components of a patient encounter, illustrated through a simulated patient case, to allow the learner to discuss, assess, diagnose, and treat patient health issues. The framework is expandable and adaptable in order to only show relevant sections and also employ interactive learning opportunities in the form of quizzes, ranking systems, branching dialogue, multiple or single choice inquiries, and a summation of the patient experience. Our continuing education activities that utilize Clinical Encounters simulations reinforce key points and protocols and supply resources in a separate summary PDFs.
Clinical Encounters was developed initially as a simulated EHR for the appropriate use of opioids in the use of pain. This led to the development of a framework for quickly creating cases on any clinical topic using a common patient encounter template. We have over 20 such cases in use as part of our education programs.
Continuing Medical Education
Clinical Tools does not participate in the delivery of complete and finalized training experiences. Nor do we participate when decisions have already been made regarding the practice gaps, content, delivery, authorship, or the assessment of the intervention. We only provide Category I CME (TM) for an activity when we are closely involved in meeting all of the ACCME requirements, including the collection, storage, and analysis of data on the impact of the activity on competence, performance, or patient outcomes.
No Industry Support
All materials on this website were developed in an industry-fund-free environment. No industry funding was used to create this website or these educational activities.
Clinical Encounters will not only help providers enhance their clinical skills and test practice change, but also allow clinic leaders and healthcare organizations to implement a comprehensive continuing health professional development (CHPD) program.
Clinical Tools, and its gaming division Health Impact Studio, strives to share knowledge gained through the testing and use of its products. You can see our latest conference presentations, as well as our published research articles, at the Health Impact Studio site.