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Inside a beating silicon heart
Dr. Julius Guccione, a 50-year-old cardiac researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, was mesmerized the first time he saw a virtual image of a beating heart. He'd been using math models to research the heart his entire career, but now Dassault Systèmes, a French design and simulation software company, had created a complete 3-D view of the electrical impulses and muscle-fiber contractions that enable the human heart to perform its magic.
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IMSH schedule information
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Jan. 25-29 | San Francisco

Staying current and on schedule at IMSH 2014
Watch your email. You will receive emails with more information and links to the Agenda Builder and Mobile App the week of Jan. 6.

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Taste on the Internet: Researchers find a way to simulate 'virtual taste' online
Medical Daily
We may be able to experience two of our senses virtually — seeing visuals and hearing sounds on a computer — but what if we could taste things through our screens? Researchers have developed a simulator that creates "virtual taste" online, by activating the tongue through electrical signals. "Taste is an expressive sense," a video describing the project says, "connecting personal emotions and experiences. Can we share the same tasting experience digitally and remotely?"
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2013 report on the international healthcare/medical simulation market, global forecasts to 2017
Business Wire
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Healthcare/Medical Simulation Market - Includes Global Forecasts to 2017" report to their offering. Fueled by the growing focus on patient safety and technological advancements, the healthcare/medical simulation industry has experienced significant growth over the past decade. A pivotal factor in the growth of this market has been high fidelity mannequins/patient simulators, owing primarily to recent technological advancements that have created highly realistic simulators. Increasing healthcare costs, rising demand for minimally invasive treatment and increasing consolidation of manufacturers further propels the market.
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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.

Bigger health system, more room to tinker? How innovation is surviving consolidation
MedCity News
The biggest of the big hospitals are getting even bigger. And, according to early analyses of the ongoing wave hospital consolidation, they're giving way to more accountable care organizations and producing improved outcomes, but at higher prices. One question that hasn't been explored quite as much is: what does this mean for innovation? Hospital administrators and care providers are central to identifying problems and inefficiencies within the organization, and figuring out the best ways to solve them.
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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.

Medical school education challenges
By Rosemary Sparacio
It is no secret that the cost of medical school education has skyrocketed, and enrolling in a medical school in the U.S. is difficult. Along with that, or perhaps as a reaction to that, students turn to schools out of the country and look for other ways to pay for this education. In August, the U.S. government proposed tying students' financial aid to its ratings of colleges using graduation rates, postgraduation employment and income, and affordability as parameters for the ratings. This has proven disastrous for medical schools in the past.
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6 novel machine learning applications
Machine learning is the most important course at Stanford. Why? Because, increasingly, machine learning is eating the world. Machine learning is a powerful artificial intelligence tool that enables us to crunch petabytes of data and make sense of a complicated world. And it's transforming a wide variety of industries. It's solving previously unsolved problems.
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  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.

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    Texas' first accredited simulation center (KTEP-FM)
Training session turns real: UVA medical student saves man's life (Augusta Free Press)
Free Webinar: Navigating IMSH (SSH)
How high-tech simulations ready med students for real-life situations (The Globe and Mail)
Healthcare changes to watch for in 2014 (USA Today)

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  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

Who's to blame? Attitudes on accountability for patient safety lapses
In the years following the Institute of Medicine's landmark report, "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System," the field of patient safety and medical error prevention underwent a material change. Gone were the days of punitive reactions to incident reports, as healthcare institutions gradually shifted to a "blame-free" approach to error. This approach relied heavily on the notion that systems, rather than individuals, were responsible for error, and that errors were learning opportunities to improve safety within the entire facility. Education was the chief remedial action, and personal responsibility played a minor role in the new patient safety paradigm. Now, the pendulum might have swung too far from individual accountability for a failure to follow established patient safety protocols.
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  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?
In an effort to enhance the overall content of SSH 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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MD Buyline announces availability of SmartMatch to improve patient safety by tracking recalls
MD Buyline announced the availability of SmartMatch™ as a value-added enhancement to its Buyline Recall Tracker™ recall management solution. SmartMatch helps healthcare providers ensure patient safety and mitigate risks by focusing staff on recalled products in their facilities. Using the latest in cognitive computing and machine learning technologies, SmartMatch searches hospitals' inventory (based on purchase history) for items that have been recalled and notifies the hospital staff when matches are identified, which drastically reduces the time and effort hospital staff must spend finding, assigning and resolving recalls.
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