Cost Effectiveness

The cost-effectiveness of UMedic is due to its ability to effectively teach bedside skills to so many different populations and levels of learners. Site licenses allow unlimited numbers of learners to use UMedic on a local area network. This means many hundreds of learners can be trained each year at a typical medical center. This includes medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, nurses and physician assistants. UMedic has specifically been integrated into all years of medical, nursing and physician assistant schools at multiple institutions.

Additional important factors include self-learning that reduces instructor time and the cost and inconvenience (sometimes impossibility) of finding patients with certain bedside findings at any given time in the academic year and at any given clinical location. If an institution has "Harvey," the Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator, UMedic may be linked to "Harvey" and save additional instructor time.

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