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Invite your SPs to ASPE SP Day!
Saturday, June 21
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Find complete conference schedule here
Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
350 W. Maryland St.
Save the date and spread the word! Based on member feedback and the success of last year's SP Day — invite your SPs to attend the 2014 ASPE SP Day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown.
Registration for this special pre-conference is open to SPs only. Cost is $50 per SP. Click here to register.
Learn more about GTA/MUTA
It is that time again! The ASPE annual conference is upon us and once again GTA/MUTA programming will be well represented. The GTA/MUTA SIG wants ASPE members to have a sneak preview of all the wonderful GTA/MUTA programming happening at the conference.
View the full schedule here.
Simulated Patient from the First Hour
The pool of simulated patients at Maastricht Medical School (Skillslab, FHML, Maastricht, The Netherlands) recently said goodbye to a friend who retired this year after serving as an SP since 1976. (Incidentally, she holds the world record for the number of roles played as an SP). Because she contributed so much to our teaching and operations for so many years, we have officially named one of our SP rooms in her honor. The "Mrs. Berthie Hamelers" room bears a plaque to display this tribute. I asked her to tell her story to ASPE members through ASPE News and she was gracious enough to do so. Here is her story.
Jan-Joost Rethans, SP coordinator Maastricht
Educational Resources Committee
The Educational Resources Committee provides webinars, the conference bookstore and the ASPE website's Virtual Library. One of the many great perks of being a member of ASPE is having access to monthly webinars! If you're one of the many people who have attended a webinar, you know how educational and convenient these trainings are! Thank you for your attendance! All of the webinars have been well attended and the presenters have received positive evaluations.
Experience these great attractions while you're in Indianapolis!
5 minutes west by foot — the Canal District
Walk or run along the River Promenade
Rent a bike and ride through White River State Park
Stroll through the sculpture garden at Indiana State Museum
Check out the Ansel Adams exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum
5 minutes east by foot — the Wholesale District
Sample wines at PEARings
Grab a steak at the Weber Grill Restaurant
Shop till you drop at Circle Centre Mall
Finding people has never been easier, but recruiting has never been harder
This should come as no surprise to recruiters, but the number of candidates applying to each open position has increased many times over in recent years. As highlighted in research from the 2013 Candidate Experience Awards, employers today receive an average of 101 to 150 applications for each job opening. And while this steady increase in candidates should, in theory, make it easy for recruiters to find the best applicants for their companies, the opposite is often true.
Simulated learning in medical education improves patient care, outcomes
The use of simulation techniques in medical education, such as lifelike mannequins and computer systems, results in improved patient care, better outcomes and other benefits, according to a study led by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher.
Want to play a patient? Cleveland State University can use you
The Plain Dealer
Standardized patients — people trained to portray a particular illness or medical condition — are needed to help educate students in the Northeast Ohio Medical University-Cleveland State University Partnership for Urban Health. The interaction is recorded and reviewed to evaluate students' skills in a variety of areas, including medical interviewing, physical exams, disease diagnosis and interpersonal communication.
65 stats that will make you better at recruiting and retention
The dirty work's been done for you. Numerous reports and studies have been scoured, and the best findings have been delivered to you on a silver platter. TalentPuzzle.com, a recruitment agency review site, has aggregated the results of the best new published research on talent acquisition and retention and served their findings up in a helpful infographic.
Study: Patient-centered medical homes, EHRs lead to better care
Doctors who practice in patient-centered medical homes and use electronic health record systems generally provide more recommended care than those who do not work in a PCMH and use paper or electronic records, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Health IT Analytics reports.
The importance of patient-centered care in preventing deaths
The rise of medical homes and accountable care organizations place more responsibility on the caregiver to ensure the patient lives healthy once they leave the office. There are more educational classes, more of a push for smoking cessation, more options for consulting and support groups. Plus, technology has improved markedly in such a small time; it's as simple as being able to receive follow-up material in an email instead of in a stack of papers.
Cybersecurity: How to navigate threats in your healthcare organization
By Maria Frisch
The network is down. Someone from accounting just spammed the entire practice. An outsider gains access to protected health information within electronic health records. Someone erases critical operational data. Many of us have both experienced and feared these scenarios, along with other threats to security. In this increasingly digital age, what can healthcare organizations do to protect themselves against cyberthreats?
Ambulatory care nurses are taking control and empowering patients
When it comes to care coordination, economy of scale, quality outcomes and best practices, ambulatory nurses are in the vanguard of care in our changing healthcare environment. Ambulatory nurses throughout the country talked with Nurse.com about their roles, programs they've created to meet the complex needs of patients, the challenges they've faced and how they're empowering patients to be partners in their own care.
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