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Enabling interoperability, accessibility and reusability of virtual patients across Europe - design and implementation.

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Virtual Patient Lab, Department of LIME, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden. Nabil.Zary@ki.se

Abstract

Virtual Patients (VPs) have successfully been integrated into medical and healthcare curricula for a number of years. Lack of time and resources is a frequently reported problem encountered when developing VPs for teaching and learning. Consequently there is a need for cross-institutional repositories of VPs. The aims of the study were two-fold: to enable interoperability between virtual patient systems and to investigate if (and how) an application profile is implemented in four different types of VP systems. This European collaborative implementation of a blend of several specifications (Medbiquitous VP XML, Medbiquitous Healthcare LOM, and SCORM) is innovative and the study has shown a variation in how the application profile could be implemented.

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