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Shadow Health®

Put the patient at the forefront of the learning experience with state-of-the-art, screen-based simulations. Click here to see Shadow Health for novice nurses at your healthcare organization

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    Why Shadow Health?

    And why now?

    Shadow Health's Digital Clinical ExperiencesTM allow nursing students to demonstrate and perfect their clinical reasoning skills through lifelike interactions with Digital Standardized PatientsTM.

    These simulations allow students in a variety of programs and expertise levels to practice the nursing skills needed to prepare for the Next Generation NCLEX and to care for patients — all in a safe and standardized environment that’s available 24/7.

    Our integration teams are dedicated to providing exceptional support services to all users, from up-and-coming healthcare professionals to the health educators and providers we serve.  Elsevier’s aim is to become your trusted partner, so together, we can increase the effectiveness of healthcare practitioners and empower them to increase the health of their patients.

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    core features

    Interview Physical Exam​ Education and Empathy Electronic Health Record Student Performance Index



    Through our natural language conversation engine, students use their own words to gather subjective data and provide therapeutic communication.


    Physical Exam​

    Students gather and interpret objective data to assess the patient’s condition.


    Education and Empathy

    Students practice therapeutic communication by empathizing with patients to build rapport and providing education to close gaps in health literacy.


    Electronic Health Record

    Students review existing documentation, write their own, and compare their work to an exemplar’s model note.


    Student Performance Index

    The Student Performance Index provides both you and your students with the immediate, detailed feedback necessary to accurately identify areas of strength and opportunities for remediation.

    Digital Clinical Experiences


    Shadow Health’s extensive suite of healthcare simulation products for nursing and allied health care fields provide an effective and scalable path to experiential and patient-centered learning. Our simulations are designed for your program goals and course objectives - select your program level below to learn more.

    Research & Articles

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    Using the Digital Clinical Experience as Evidence for the Accreditation Process

    Learn how Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences can demonstrate high quality education outcomes for nursing programs to use as evidence during the accreditation process.

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    The Value of Virtual Patient Scenarios

    Learn how virtual patient scenarios like Shadow Health can provide positive clinical judgment skill development for your students. Research suggests that high-fidelity simulations can be more realistic and challenging than traditional methods.

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    Measuring Efficiency in Nursing Student Patient Care Skills Using the Digital Clinical Experiences (DCE) ™

    Discover how the Shadow Health Digital Clinical Experiences help 82% of learners increase efficiency. Our research-backed program helps improve data collection, therapeutic communication, and care planning.


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