Every day too many lives are lost as a result of poor doctor-patient communication. In fact, preventable medical error, a major cause of which is poor communication, is now the third leading cause of death in America–surpassed only by cancer and heart disease. At MCI our mission is to revolutionize the way doctors and healthcare providers are trained to interact with patients, giving doctors the skills to treat people with dignity and compassion—ultimately, leading to better health outcomes.
Our patented system uses fully emotive, virtual humans who can actually see and hear you. These computer-generated “people” are believable and nuanced down to the smallest non-verbal behavior, so that interacting with them is just like talking to a real person. In early tests at several prominent US medical schools, this state-of-the-art technology has been shown to create a deeply emotional experience—an “aha” moment that grows out of students emphatic connection to the virtual human and motivates them to learn to be at their ethical and professional best. Critically, the system also proved groundbreaking in its ability to accurately assess how much students had learned.
Along with partners who believe that only the boldest thinking can solve the worlds’ toughest problems, MCI will push to further develop our technology. So together, we can improve countless lives, save billions of dollars, and change the face of healthcare around the world.
“Why Failing Medical Students Don’t Get Failing Grades”
The New York Times, February 28, 2013
“The Talking Cure for Health Care”
The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2013
MCI Executive Summary
Learn more about Medical Cyberworlds
If you would like to learn more about MCI or discuss potential investment opportunities, please contact us.