Resilience Challenge, an online video game raising awareness about safety and the difficult pressures on healthcare providers, has been awarded first prize in the ‘Second Resilient Health Care Net International Prize in Resilient Health Care’. This was a global competition, which awarded prizes to projects that translate innovative safety ideas into clinical practice. Contributions were judged based on their feasibility, and ability to strengthen resilience in healthcare systems.
As the top award in healthcare resilience engineering, RHCN recognises Resilience Challenge for its unique contribution to promoting patient safety.
A collaboration between King’s College London’s Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare and Karman Interactive, and supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s, the game takes the player through various scenarios which require difficult decision-making. CARe also hopes to start wider conversations about what can be done at an organisational level to support successful decision-making on the ground.
Jennifer Jackson, a PhD student at King’s who led the project, said ‘We are thrilled to have Resilience Challenge recognised by the Resilient Health Care Network. It has been an exciting challenge to take very technical, complex theory and turn it into something fun and engaging. We are exploring how the game can be used in staff education at an NHS Foundation Trust, and hope to continue conversations about improving safety in healthcare. We are grateful for the funders of this project, the Cultural Institute, and our industry partner, Karman Interactive.’