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Healthcare sector to test reflexes for cyber attack
Nextgov
The health sector, in partnership with the federal government, will conduct simulated attacks against healthcare networks this spring to test their vulnerability to hackers, industry officials. The simulation, scheduled for March, marks the first time insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the Health and Human Services Department will run a fire drill in concert. Healthcare has been named one of 17 critical infrastructure sectors that, if disrupted by a cyberattack, could have far-reaching consequences for the nation.
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Soldiers learn skills to save lives
Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group
More than 30 soldiers attended a four-day combat lifesaver training class, to learn basic medical skills which will help keep casualties alive, at the Fort Carson Medical Simulation Training Center, Dec. 17-20. In addition to Fort Carson personnel, soldiers from Peterson Air Force Base's 1st Space Battalion and Buckley Air Force Base's 743rd Mission Intelligence Battalion attended the training, either as a first run through or as an annual refresher.
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Massachusetts opens road to sharing medical records
Common Health
An 83-year-old male patient lies on a rolling hospital bed in what looks like an emergency room. "He's just come in by ambulance," nurse Amelia Nelson says to a doctor on the other side of the bed. "His heart rate's pretty high. His temperature is almost 102. He hasn't been able to tell me anything: He doesn't know his allergies, his medical history, he doesn't know what meds he takes on a regular basis." This is a simulation, set up to demonstrate the benefits of expanding the state's HIway, or Health Information Highway. The HIway is a network of hospitals and physician groups — 57 so far — that have agreed to share the records of those patients who've given their permission to do so.
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IMSH Agenda Builder and Mobile App are open!
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The web-based Agenda Builder and Agenda Builder Mobile App both contain full course details for IMSH2014. Due to the size and complexity of the schedule, we recommend you start selecting your courses with the Agenda Builder. Use either the Agenda Builder or the Mobile App to select your courses before you arrive in San Francisco.
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Changing the Way Science Is Learned
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Changing the Way Science Is Learned – Lessons from the Exploratorium

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 5:15 p.m. for the dinner and Annual SSH Business Meeting. This is an SSH Members only event.

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  What Happened at AGR Imaging?

The clinic had sufficient capacity and staffing on September 1st, 2013, yet patients had unusually high waiting times. Multiple simulation scenarios show that a few small changes could have made a big difference for the clinic on that day. Download the white paper and see how.
 


Bridging gaps between healthcare education and biocomputational research modeling and simulation
NCSSR
A panel discussion of bio-simulation tools and ways they might be incorporated into medical or healthcare training settings.

Advances in biocomputational modeling and simulation are leading to applications in a diverse range of significant clinical applications. For instance, based on a given patient's data — such as from imaging (e.g., CT and/or MRI) — the assessment of the physiologic significance of coronary artery disease lesions, planning for orthopedic surgical interventions and osteoporosis risk stratification are individualized for that specific patient.

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Patient-generated data likely to grow as meaningful use moves forward
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
Stage 3 of the meaningful use incentive program will almost certainly expand the collection and use of patient-generated data, which could give a boost to technology such as home-monitoring devices and patient portals. The Health IT Policy Committee, the body that provides policy guidance to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, said it will recommend that hospitals and health systems be required to expand their collection and use of patient-generated data to qualify for stage 3 of the meaningful use incentive program.
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SimEMR®, designed by Healthcare Educators, is the most realistic simulated electronic medical record system for teaching electronic documentation in the Simulation Lab and Classroom.
 


'Sully' takes on new cause: Patient safety
San Jose Mercury-News
The "Miracle on the Hudson" was hailed as unique in aviation history and launched Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger into the national spotlight. Sullenberger quickly recognized his hero status presented a unique opportunity to advance causes he believes in. Since retiring in 2010, he's kept up a busy, cross-country schedule as author, speaker, safety consultant and CBS News analyst. But the most "logical good fit," he says, has been as an advocate for patient safety in America's hospitals. "It's applying all the things we've learned for decades in aviation and making them transferable to medicine, where the need is so great," he explained recently in a phone interview.
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Some medical schools shaving off a year of training
Kaiser Health News
The chance to finish medical school early is attracting increased attention from students burdened with six-figure education loans: The median debt for medical school graduates in 2013 was $175,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. This year, the combined cost of tuition and fees for a first-year medical student ranges from just over $12,000 to more than $82,000. Some medical school administrators and policymakers see three-year programs as a way to produce physicians, particularly primary care doctors, faster as the new healthcare law funnels millions of previously uninsured patients into the medical system. Enormous student loans are cited as one reason some newly minted doctors choose lucrative specialties such as radiology or dermatology, which pay twice as much as pediatrics or family medicine.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  MammaCare's new CBE Simulator - Trainer

Is a self-administered, palpation training platform that produces and validates breast examination competencies. The computer's program is based on published quality-standard examination protocols. It is used to train clinicians and students who perform or will be performing clinical breast exams. A digital “clinical instructor” assesses progress and provides corrective feedback.
 


Hands-on ophthalmic training for medical students may improve knowledge base
2 Minute Medicine
This study suggests a valuable method by which medical students can gain reasonable knowledge of ophthalmology, which has become a challenge in current medical education. The authors propose the use of a high-volume mobile eye clinic to provide hands-on application of knowledge gained through training sessions.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Endovascular simulation on patient specific anatomies

As the first medical simulation company in the world, Mentice now offer customers the possibility to import and practice on real patient data for cerebral anatomies. Build your own case library, share complex cases and add pathologies to your case to create the best possible training. See the video at www.mentice.com/mentice-product-release/
 


Innovative medical plastic devices define the road ahead
By Don Rosato
Metal-to-plastic device conversion offers many advantages. The most prominent advantage is cost where expensive metals such as titanium parts can be replaced by lower-cost plastic materials. Hospitals gain by using disposable devices that eliminate the need to manage resterilization and help cut down the spread of infection. Doctors benefit through the use of lighter devices that are easier to control and reduce fatigue. Patients benefit through the elimination of metal ion and metal particulate issues. These future plastic medical device innovations are expected to center around six major technological areas.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  SimAction Seizes IMSH 2014

SimAction brings your patient simulators to life! Our effective Seizure and Defibrillation systems create that real world motion you’ve been looking for. SimAction adds that life-like realism you desire in your simulated environment. Simple, effective solutions for your simulation needs. Check us out here or at IMSH 2014.
 


Chronic care patients are dying for change
The Huffington Post
America has a hotshot, high-tech system that can deliver world class, life saving technologies for surgeries, emergencies and other medical crises. But here's the disconnect: The vast majority of healthcare dollars are not spent in response to urgent medical crises. Today, over 75 percent of the U.S. healthcare budget is spent on care for patients with chronic conditions — not traumas. In many important ways, we find ourselves with a great solution, but it's for the wrong problem, and the consequences are tragic. According to the CDC, 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans are from chronic diseases.
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