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RivSim van drives medical training
The Daily Advertiser
A wireless-controlled full-body mannequin that makes all the appropriate and inappropriate sounds of a sick person is the centerpiece of a new state-of-the-art mobile training vehicle. Hospital doctors and nurses, general practitioners, allied health and paramedics across the Riverina in New South Wales, Australia, are now benefiting from the development of the Riverina Mobile Health Simulation van, otherwise known as RivSim, which will be an educational van for staff in the management of medical, obstetric and trauma emergencies. 
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'OK Glass, start patient record.' Tech that changes the patient dialogue
Forbes
Dan Munro writes, "I can't say for sure that the fictional Google Glass instruction in the headline has happened — but given a quote on the Augmedix website — a safe bet it either has — or will soon. Several startups are actively working at the intersection of Glass and healthcare, but perhaps none more directly than Augmedix — a startup that 'was founded with one core belief: technology can free physicians and allow them to focus on what they do best — taking care of patients.'"
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Medical stress tests
Peoria Journal Star
Ed Smith is a 65-year-old man who just slipped into cardiac arrest. A team of doctors and nurses have entered Ed Smith's room confronted with a code blue emergency and are administering CPR. Thankfully, Ed Smith is not real, and these aren't real doctors. They're third-year medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria doing simulation training on how to respond to a blue alert emergency with a high-fidelity mannequin at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center.
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Medical interns may be more awake, but are they getting enough training?
The Washington Post
These days, interns, as first-year residents fresh out of medical school are known, no longer face the punishing shifts their peers endured just four years ago. In July 2011, after more than two decades of impassioned debate, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education reduced the maximum allowable shift for the least experienced doctors from 30 straight hours to 16. That's the point at which studies have found performance begins to deteriorate, and roughly double the consecutive hours of flying time allowed pilots. The council, which oversees residencies for 111,000 young doctors, also reaffirmed a controversial 2003 directive limiting the average workweek for all residents to 80 hours — the equivalent of two full-time jobs.
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New RCSA certification curriculum uses angio mentor simulators for advanced training
PR Newswire via The Wall Street Journal
RCSA™, in collaboration with Simbionix™, provides medical solutions for certification requirements. Learners include cardiovascular medical specialists, vascular medical specialists, cardiovascular assistants, medical simulation educators and others. The Registry of Cardiovascular Specialists and Assistants is a public, non-profit company that developed a challenging certification curriculum for cardiovascular professionals. Coursework incorporates a demanding training process that facilitates clinical and technical excellence in cognitive, procedural abilities and the development of critical, psycho-motor skills.
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Cybersecurity for medical devices
By Rosemary Sparacio
The issue of cybersecurity in the medical and healthcare field was first discussed when it was still in its infancy in 2005. Since then, technological advances have required the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and others to be much more proactive and involved in the process. And this process must include everyone: the FDA, the medical device manufacturers, the IT users who are mostly in hospitals and doctor's offices, and the independent IT providers, such as the IBMs, Microsofts and Ciscos of the world, among a whole host of others.
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A hospital for the ages
Calgary Herald
High-tech features aim to make patient care safer, shorter and less expensive — today and in the future. The last time an adult hospital opened in Calgary — the city's Olympic year of 1988 — pagers and MRI machines were buzz-worthy technology. Twenty-five years later, much has changed. Physicians at the new South Health Campus speak to each other using tiny wireless badges. Doctors prepare for surgeries with sophisticated mannequins that talk, cry and scream.
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AMA awards grants for medical education innovation
Medical Xpress
The American Medical Association has awarded funding to 11 U.S. medical schools in response to their proposals regarding educational innovations aimed at transforming how future physicians are trained. Each school will be awarded $1 million over five years to fund changes in medical education. The winners were chosen from 28 individual schools and three collaborative groups that were selected to submit proposals to a national advisory panel.
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Global industry analysis, size, share, growth, trends and forecast
SBWire
According to the Institute of Medicine, around 44,000 to 98,000 deaths occur annually worldwide due to medical errors during patient treatment. To reduce these errors medical simulation is used extensively as it increases the patient's safety. Patient safety coupled with technological advancement is driving the use of medical simulation. Other factors which propel the growth include increase in healthcare cost and rise in demand of minimal invasive treatments. High cost of simulators is persists to be an obstacle for the growth of this market along with availability of fewer funds.
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Are the US News medical school rankings for primary care education relevant?
Medical Xpress
The U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings inspire discussion and marketing, but do they actually reflect quality differences between schools when it comes to medical education in primary care? Researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine are believed to be the first to take on that question by analyzing the primary care rankings from 2009 through 2012, reconstructing scores and proposing alternative measurements.
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