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IMSH 2014 serious games and virtual environment recognizes top entries
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
The 4th Annual IMSH Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase and Arcade recognized top entries their educational value, the quality user interface and impact on training in clinical healthcare fields. "The entries for this year's arcade were technologically sophisticated and innovative in the way that they combined gaming concepts and clinical teaching," said SSH Serious Games-VE Interest Group secretary, Dr. Katie White, "It's great to see the game developers improve their products from year to year and to see the growth of the arcade into a fun place for IMSH attendees to be introduced to serious games as a teaching tool."
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New medical device group seeks to cut red tape
Tech Page One
Manufacturers who design and test new medical devices have long complained of the complicated approval process, a time-chewing and costly procedure that delays access to cutting-edge medical technology. But a consortium of public and private medical experts is working to simplify the process, with the goal of enabling manufacturers to get products to physicians and patients much more quickly.
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Healthcare tech remedy to improve the future of medicine
First responders have to work extremely fast, but the emergency care system isn't quite so up to speed, technology officials said at the Chicago Auto Show. Jonathon Feit, co-founder and chief executive of Beyond Lucid Technologies, spoke on the inefficiency of emergency care and how the system can be improved with technological information sharing at Connected World.
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Physician helping others prepare for in-flight medical emergencies
Peoria Journal Star
Dr. Raymond Bertino has been both the volunteer and the victim when an airline attendant asked over the intercom, "Is there a doctor on the plane?" A radiologist with Central Illinois Radiological Associates, Bertino has volunteered to help airline passengers in medical emergencies three times in his career. He suffered his own medical emergency somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea during a flight to Greece for a family vacation in 2007.
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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.

Apple and healthcare: Tech giant meets with FDA, ponders health apps
Latin Post
There seems to be an application for everything — even when it comes to healthcare. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently met with Apple to discuss possible options for mobile applications that would include technology to help monitor people's health, according to a report from the New York Times and the F.D.A.'s calendars. Participating in the discussions for Apple were Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams; Vice President of Software Technology Bud Tribble; Michael O'Reilly; and a final unnamed employee, according to the NY Times.
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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.

The money, the MD and a $12 million patient safety scandal
You may never have heard the name of Dr. Charles R. Denham until the Justice Department alleged he took nearly $12 million in kickbacks from CareFusion Corp. to influence a national guideline for a product hospitals buy to prevent infections during surgery. But you surely know the names the radiation-oncologist-turned-activist-and-entrepreneur rattles off as those with whom he has worked. They include organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Cleveland Clinic, the Clinton Global Health Initiative, the Discovery Channel, General Electric Co., Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic. Prominent individuals include actor Dennis Quaid (whose newborn twins were nearly killed by a medication mistake) and Capt. Sully Sullenberger, famous for safely landing a crippled US Airways jetliner.
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Measuring sense of presence and user characteristics to predict effective training in an online simulated virtual environment
Simulation in Healthcare
Virtual-reality solutions have successfully been used to train distributed teams. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between user characteristics and sense of presence in an online virtual-reality environment where distributed teams are trained. A greater sense of presence has the potential to make training in the virtual environment more effective, leading to the formation of teams that perform better in a real environment. Being able to identify, before starting online training, those user characteristics that are predictors of a greater sense of presence can lead to the selection of trainees who would benefit most from the online simulated training.
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    Your IMSH 2014 Attendance Certificate is ready! (SSH)
Attendees, exhibitors make connections at IMSH 2014 (SSH)
Simulated training goes mobile (Australian Ageing Agenda)
Cognitive computing ushers in new era of IT (Forbes)
Patient safety groups, hospitals await decision on delay in ACA standards (Modern Healthcare)

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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.

Prem Reddy gifts $500,000 for Cal State University at San Bernardino nursing simulation lab
Cal State University at San Bernardino has named the university's nursing simulation lab in honor of physician and philanthropist Dr. Prem Reddy of Victorville, Calif., the founder of hospital ownership and management company Prime Healthcare Services. The dedication was in recognition of Reddy’s gift of $500,000 to the university and its department of nursing, which will allow the nursing lab to keep 30 computer stations and a 10-bed lab and maintain state-of-the art simulation technology and mannequins, according to Kirsten Fleming, dean of the CSUSB College of Natural Sciences, which houses the nursing department.
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