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IMSH Agenda Builder and Mobile App are open!
SSH
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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Dennis Quaid calls on Californians to support Pack Patient Safety Act
The Huffington Post
"We were lucky to have a happy ending," actor Dennis Quaid told a crowd at Consumer Watchdog's Rage for Justice Awards in 2009. He was talking about the near-fatal overdose that his twins experienced at birth. They were given 1,000 times the amount of blood thinner they were supposed to and nearly bled to death. "Their survival was the beginning of my activism." Quaid received the Phillip Burton Public Service Award for the spotlight he has put on medical errors and his campaign to introduce bar coding for prescription drugs and electronic medical records into the medical system. Cedars Sinai introduced a $100 million bar coding system in response to the Quaid family.
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K computer is unleashed for largest neuronal network simulation ever
Medical Xpress
Today's top supercomputers have formidable speed and computational power to rival humans. On the other hand, the human brain is more powerful than today's supercomputers, which with all their calculations, cannot surpass the complex wonder called the human brain. Scientists note that the brain, the basis of behavior and mental activity, is where over 50 billion neurons communicate with each other, in a network of complexity that some called "unimaginable." Each individual neuron's performance depends on molecular structures and mechanisms, and connections and spatial location in the brain.
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EU parliament supports health action plan
FutureGov
The European Parliament has voted to support the European Commission's eHealth Action Plan, which seeks to address barriers to the full use of digital solutions in Europe's healthcare systems. Welcoming the vote, Neelie Kroes, vice president of the European Commission said, "I want to thank Spanish Member of the European Parliament Pilar Auyso for her positive approach to the eHealth Action Plan for 2012-2020. Her report and parliament's support underlines and strengthens the EU's common vision on eHealth.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


Hudson, Wis., students explore healthcare careers
Hudson Star Observer
Camryn Letcher placed the stethoscope on the rubbery surface and listened. "I heard a heartbeat," the Hudson  (Wis.) High School freshman said. "It was really weird because it felt like it was alive, like I was listening to a real person." The patient simulators at Chippewa Valley Technical College in River Falls, Wis., bring to life realistic vital signs and symptoms. For Letcher, the experience was closer than she had ever been to real patient care in a clinical setting. "I’m thinking of being a pediatric nurse," she said.
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  Enhanced, Comprehensive Web-Based Simulated EMR

SimEMR®, designed by Healthcare Educators, is the most realistic simulated electronic medical record system for teaching electronic documentation in the Simulation Lab and Classroom.
 


3 ways physicians can improve their adaptability skills
By Clint Hubler
Doctors who travel to new practices face a host of complex challenges. They interact with new colleagues and patients and often work with new tools and processes. Adaptability is one of the most important qualities a locum provider can possess. There are three tools that can help a doctor become more adaptable to new surroundings. In any new situation, having the right attitude, focusing on others when communicating and showing an increase of gratitude will help you adapt to any challenging environment.
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Experts: Healthcare.gov still dangerously easy to hack
The Daily Dot via Salon
Despite highly touted improvements to Healthcare.gov's functionality, the site many Americans are using to sign up health coverage under the Affordable Care Act still has crucial cybersecurity weaknesses, experts testified on Capitol Hill. Witnesses said that nothing has changed since security failings were first brought to light shortly after the website's glitch-plagued launch back in October. "Healthcare.gov is not secure today," said David Kennedy, head of the computer security firm TrustedSec LLC, one of a several security experts to testify before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

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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.
 


Simulation experts creating virtual house for healthcare training
OH-Tech
Computer-generated environments will alert workers to potential hazards. Simulation experts at the Ohio Supercomputer Center are developing a virtual environment in which healthcare professionals can safely learn about potential hazards they might encounter when providing in-home services.
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    Some medical schools shaving off a year of training (Kaiser Health News)
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IMSH Agenda Builder and Mobile App are open! (SSH)
Soldiers learn skills to save lives (Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group)
Changing the Way Science Is Learned (SSH)

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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/
 


Medication reconciliation efforts can be difference in patient safety
Pharmacy Practice News
Three studies presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy annual meeting offer fresh evidence that enlisting pharmacists in the medication reconciliation process can help patients avoid serious adverse drug events that prolong costly hospitalizations. In some cases, the interventions were deemed potentially life-saving.
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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.
 


Looking to share your expertise?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of SSH Simulation Spotlight, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SSH, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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