Night Shift


University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Target Audience
  • Adult
  • iOS

The Challenge: How can a game reduce diagnostic errors by doctors and physicians in an Emergency Department (ED)?

The Solution: In partnership with University of Pittsburgh, and with funding by the NIH, Schell Games helped create a game that places physicians in the shoes of an emergency medicine doctor who is faced with different critical care situations. The goal is for the game to challenge the diagnostic heuristics of the physician playing and to help them re-evaluate how they think of the “trauma” patient.

The Result: The game is still in closed-beta testing, but it has already been receiving positive coverage. Dr. Deepika Mohan’s article about the game can be found on BioMed Central, and the whole team was covered in an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In December 2017, Dr. Mohan had her research published in The BMJ. The results were positive, with doctors who played the game outperforming those doctors who didn't.

Winner Bronze 2018 International Serious Play
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