At the Canadian Conference on Medical Education last week, the John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education ( http://www.afmc.ca/awards-john-ruedy-e.php ) was presented to the Health Services Virtual Organisation (http://hsvo.ca ) for their work on simulation integration.
The HSVO team made extensive use of OpenLabyrinth in their learning designs. While the Savoir and Argia middleware layers acted as the technical connectors, allowing bridging between many different types of simulators and simulation resources, the OpenLabyrinth engine provided excellent bridging case material in many aspects of the case designs. OLab VPs were used as case initiators, debriefing tools and for collating many of the learning activities.
HSVO team members were based in multiple locations – the award is due to all their hard work, not just the award nominees. Our thanks go out to some great colleagues.