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Attendees, exhibitors make connections at IMSH 2014
14th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare offered sought-after speakers, cutting-edge courses and an open, energizing exhibit hall. The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) announces record attendance at the 14th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) held Jan. 25-29 at the Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco. Nearly 3,000 attendees enjoyed this year's abundance of learning and networking opportunities. As the world's most influential healthcare simulation conference, SSH Members reviewed more than 1,000 abstract submissions before building an agenda of over three hundred courses. In addition, more than four hundred posters were displayed.
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Cognitive computing ushers in new era of IT
Humans have always clamored for more knowledge, but the recent combination of networks, faster processing speeds and bigger storage have unleashed an information tsunami. Consider that 90 percent of the world's data was created in just the past two years.
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Your IMSH 2014 Attendance Certificate is ready!
Your IMSH 2014 Certificate of Attendance is ready! Access your transcript and download your certificate.
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Are advanced imaging technologies worth the risks?
By Denise A. Valenti
The use of advanced imaging technologies — MRIs and CT scans — increased more than threefold between the years 2000 and 2010. Noninvasive diagnostic technologies can lead to earlier and more precise diagnosis of pathology, but they also come with an increased cost and sometimes with a danger of exposure to ionizing radiation. The risk of incurring cancer from the radiation exposure with CT is small, but it is not zero. With more than 85 million scans performed yearly in the United States, do the benefits outweigh the risks?
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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.

Patient safety groups, hospitals await decision on delay in ACA standards
Modern Healthcare
The CMS has yet to make a final call on delaying new safety standards for hospitals that participate in qualified health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Under a provision of the law that was supposed to take effect next January, hospitals with more than 50 beds must meet certain patient safety standards, including use of a patient safety evaluation system (PSES) and a comprehensive hospital discharge program, in order to contract with a qualified health plan sold through the new insurance marketplaces.
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  Pocket Nurse® - Nurse Owned & Operated

With 8,500+ products for teaching all aspects of healthcare curricula to equipping Simulation Centers, Pocket Nurse® provides solutions & supplies to Educators and Simulation Labs.

Simulated training goes mobile
Australian Ageing Agenda
Leading Age Services Australia Victoria has launched an innovative new training project to deliver mobile simulated education to aged care facilities across the state. Using a simulated training van, LASA Victoria's clinical education team will be able to deliver training to staff in a range of clinical scenarios including catheterisation, tracheostomy care, palliative care and wound management. Dr Pamela Johnson, LASA Victoria's nurse placement programs coordinator, said the mobile training unit using the latest simulation technology was the first of its kind in Victoria.
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Students gets hands-on look at healthcare careers at Singing River fair
Sun Herald
Kelsey Smith, a senior at Moss Point High School in who wants to be an anesthesiologist, spent time recently learning to intubate a patient. It took a few tries, but then, success. She was soon pumping air into the lungs of the simulation mannequin, instructed by registered nurse Kim Henderson, vice president of Emergency Room Services for Singing River Health System. Smith was one of about 1,300 students expected during the SRHS Healthcare Career Fair held at the B.E. "Mac" McGinty Jackson County Civic Center.
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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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    University of Arizona College of Medicine provides patient simulations for realistic experiences (Downtown Devil)
Telehealth takes off in rural areas (Healthcare IT News)
Hospital bullies pose a danger to patient safety (FierceHealthcare)
Smart mannequins let nursing students know where it hurts (The Royal Gazette)
Food for thought: Resilience in the face of adversity (By Karen Childress)
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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.

Attracting young adults to insurance exchanges proves difficult
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
After a slow and rocky start, the state and federal health insurance exchanges seem to finally be taking off. By the end of December, enrollment surpassed the 3 million mark for state and federal marketplaces combined. But young adults — who many claim are key to the success of the Affordable Care Act — haven't been as eager as their older counterparts to enroll. Adults between the ages of 18 and 34 make up 40 percent of the potential market for exchange plans. But a recent report by the Department of Health and Human Services shows they only accounted for a quarter of total enrollees.
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