Altogame applied games aims to enhance operations at Alder Hey Children´s Hospital
Thanks to the European Regional Development Fund (EDRF) funded Health Innovation Exchange project, Alder Hey has formed a collaboration partnership with a Finnish-British startup company Altogame.
The purpose is to trial the Altogame social dramagame platform within the Trust, using applied games and simulations to enhance collaboration and innovation and to train people more efficiently. Also the applicability to enhance young peoples´ mental health is being explored.
Altogame´s virtual 3D platform transforms the way people innovate, collaborate and learn. It breaks down barriers and removes hierarchy providing a level playing field for creative problem solving and learning.
Through its virtual multiplayer simulations, people can also safely practice complex real-life situations through real-time role-play. These situations can include for example difficult conversations with patients or teamwork in an operating theatre.
Using the Altogame platform, healthcare professionals can be trained efficiently without having to disrupt their clinical commitments. The benefits include improved operational safety and efficacy, enhanced customer or patient experience, increased workforce mobility, employee engagement and satisfaction.The use case of enhancing young people´s mental health and alleviateing pressure on related mental health services showcase the flexibility of the Altogame platform.
Dr Eija Mäkirintala (CEO, Altogame): “We feel honored to have been offered this opportunity to work with Alder Hey Children´s Hospital and apply our platform to help them to achieve their ambitious vision.Together we´ll create a unique model how healthcare can benefit from novel game based technology in building a culture of collaboration, innovation and effective learning.”
Jason Taylor (Head of Innovation, Alder Hey):“We want to adapt the technology that has changed the way we live and work to provide the best diagnostic services and treatment for our patients when they are here in
the hospital and back home in the community.The expert Innovation Team is forging relationships with global companies, specialists, SMEs and academia to drive the best of new technology into healthcare.”