Use Contexts and Usage Patterns of Interactive Case Simulation Tools by HIV Healthcare Providers in a Statewide Online Clinical Education Program

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;245:1242.


We analyzed four interactive case simulation tools (ICSTs) from a statewide online clinical education program. Results have shown that ICSTs are increasingly used by HIV healthcare providers. Smart phone has become the primary usage platform for specific ICSTs. Usage patterns depend on particular ICST modules, usage stages, and use contexts. Future design of ICSTs should consider these usage patterns for more effective dissemination of clinical evidence to healthcare providers.

Keywords: Computer Simulation; HIV; Information Dissemination.

MeSH terms

  • HIV Infections*
  • Health Personnel*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Simulation Training