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Celebrate Simulation Technology in 2014
Presented by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, this is THE Sim Ops Conference for techs, by techs. All education will be interactive and held at The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER).
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Certified healthcare simulation educators honored
During IMSH, a reception was held at the Moscone West Convention Center on Monday, Jan. 27 to honor individuals who have successfully completed The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) certification programs.
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Residency duty-hour limits have no effect on patient safety
Limits to the number of hours residents can work in a shift have made no difference in patient safety outcomes, according to research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. The researchers, led by Lauren Block, M.D., analyzed outcomes data from general medicine patients at a large academic medical center from July 2008 to June 2012. Block and her team looked at several outcome measures, including length of stay, presence of hospital-acquired conditions, inpatient mortality, 30-day readmission rates and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, according to the study abstract.
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10 ways mobile technology will save your life in the future
The medical and healthcare sectors are in the midst of rapid change, and it can be difficult to see which new technologies will have a long-lasting impact. Ideally, the future of healthcare will balance innovative medical technologies with the human touch. Here, author Bertalain Mesko outlines the trends most likely to change our lives, now or in the near future.
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State-of-the-art androids more human than ever
Sam's heart rate is plummeting, his throat closing over on the operating table. Anaesthetist Ryan Salter takes a moment to assess the patient, who came in for a routine appendectomy and is now suffering a life-threatening allergic reaction. Sam is Wellington Hospital's new state-of-the-art human patient simulator. Along with his little brother Roswell, he can blink, breathe, bleed, moan and even die if junior doctors make a big enough mistake. The two METI HPS androids are the first of their kind in a New Zealand hospital setting, and cost $431,000, paid for by Wellington Hospital's charity.
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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.

Office of the National Coordinator reports on the state of patient matching technology
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued a report on findings of the current status of patient matching technology. The report is based on an environmental scan, literature review, and input from stakeholders and federal agencies.
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Reducing medical errors with wireless technologies
Medical mistakes happen every day, even with the best doctors and nurses. One way to reduce medical errors is to adopt new wireless technologies that improve healthcare and reduce costs, according to researchers with Virginia Tech's Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. Hospitals are dense electromagnetic environments with multiple wireless devices working in one room. The problem is these devices do not work well together and often interfere with each other.
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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.

Incentives to promote technology use in healthcare working
Government incentives to accelerate technology use in healthcare are working, results from the latest Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society leadership survey suggest. More than 90 percent of hospital leaders report that their hospitals have already qualified for the first stage of meaningful use, which focuses on electronically capturing health information in a standardized format and using that information to track clinical conditions. The majority report that they expect to achieve the more rigorous requirements of the second stage of meaningful use this year.
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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.

IBM, Bryan University partner to build healthcare informatics simulation lab
IBM has partnered with Bryan University to develop a healthcare informatics simulation laboratory with the goal of helping to train students on the subject. Students enrolled in a master's degree program for applied health informatics will have access to IBM’s analytic tools as they work to analyze healthcare processes and results.
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    IMSH 2014 serious games and virtual environment recognizes top entries (Society for Simulation in Healthcare)
The money, the MD and a $12 million patient safety scandal (Forbes)
Physician helping others prepare for in-flight medical emergencies (Peoria Journal Star)
New medical device group seeks to cut red tape (Tech Page One)
Apple and healthcare: Tech giant meets with FDA, ponders health apps (Latin Post)

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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.

Medical software enhances ultrasound simulation and training
By instantly transforming live volunteers and mannequins into ultrasound training cases with pathologic conditions derived from real patients, SonoSim® LiveScan™ brings realism to ultrasound training. Combined with SonoSim Ultrasound Training Solution, which integrates didactic content and knowledge assessment, SonoSim LiveScan provides optimized training experience that enables anytime, anywhere bedside ultrasound simulation.
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