Game-based learning and virtual reality: Innovation in performance improvement


Diagnostic laboratories today are faced with immense pressures to consistently improve in a continuously changing environment. External factors such as new legislation, technological advances, and consolidation requirements, as well as internal pressures to improve the bottom line while improving quality, are forcing laboratories to do more with less. Some of the most significant performance improvements can be made by adjusting the laboratory processes. The nature of the industry is, however, a silo approach, with different areas in the laboratory being acutely aware of their own requirements, but oblivious to those of others and of the laboratory value chain.

With more than 20 years of experience in the pathology environment, we’ve been able to identify that to operate a pathology laboratory as a successful business, the gaps between technical, clinical and business disciplines need to be bridged. LTS Health offers learning for laboratory professionals focusing on life-long learning and Continuous Professional Development. We believe in upskilling and empowering laboratory professionals and aim to bridge the gap between disciplines with our learning. Another motivation for our learning offerings is sustainability. A great solution can only be successful if there is a team in place to sustainably manage it.  We provide learning as a way of ensuring the sustainability of processes and solutions in the laboratory.

While current courses offered by LTS Health Learning have shown great success, we are continually looking for new and innovative ways to improve and enhance our offerings. To take our learning to the next level, we are incorporating various technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality and game-based learning into our courses. These technologies will offer more scalable solutions for increased engagement and transfer in an active learning environment that stimulates discovery and drives sustainability.

This session, facilitated by LTS Health learning, provided an overview of LTS Health's most recent developments in digital training as case studies for how technology can facilitate training, facility design and process improvement in the digital age.