How to fail better with simulation: James Woollard, Wendy Chapman & Kit Huckvale – Digital Ecology Takes Over Talking HealthTech!
During the holiday season, Pete and the team from Talking HealthTech are taking a well earned break, so while they’re away, the hosts of various shows from within the Talking HealthTech Podcast Network are sharing some of their favourite episodes from their own podcasts!
This episode is brought to you by Victoria from Digital Ecology.
About Digital Ecology:
The Digital Ecology podcast creates a window into the backstory of technology adoption in the UK’s healthcare system. Through interviews with experts in the field, we shine a light on the inner workings of digital health and uncover a world of complexity and challenge. We are in the foothills of technology adoption, where the hype doesn’t always match the reality.
About This Episode:
In the first of my second series of the Digital Ecology podcast I host a panel conversation about the role of simulation in healthcare professional training and how it applies to all stages of design, development and implementation of digital technologies in the NHS.
I’m joined by James Woollard, a child psychiatrist and chief clinical information officer along with Wendy Chapman and Kit Huckvale from the University of Melbourne who run an immersive simulation space.
We chat about the role of simulation in mitigating risk of harm when implementing digital health interventions and in working out unintended consequences of how a technology might work in practice. Simulation has a role in assessing complexity – taking into account the technology itself, environment, culture, people, process and how data works. We discuss real life examples of simulation in practice and the groundbreaking Validitron at the University of Melbourne – how it works with technology companies and researchers – bridging the gap between implementation and evidence generation. Simulating common scenarios can assist in exploring what could go wrong, reducing the cost of failure and improving uptake as well as the peripheral factors such as devices and connectivity.
Check out more episodes from Digital Ecology:
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/digital-ecology-podcast/id1613898368