The following text is proposed for the standards proposal announcement to ANSI. Before we submit the document, we should be agreed on the scope of the virtual patient standard. Please provide any comments on the proposed scope on this page.

Description of Contents of Standard: (Provide a one paragraph description, not to exceed 500 characters.)

The MedBiquitous Virtual Patient (MVP) standard provides a common XML format for encoding and transporting interactive computer-based clinical simulations for medical education. The MVP has the following components: virtual patient data (data, narrative text, and feedback); media resources; data availability model (for aggregations of virtual patient data and media resources); activity model (structuring the educational design and describing user options and paths); and a player specification (how a player interprets other components for delivery to the learner).

(edited by Rachel 15 June)