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Impressive new smartphone apps in health and medicine
By Rosemary Sparacio
Smartphones are just about everywhere. In the U.S. alone, more than 91 million Americans now use a smartphone. Of course, these devices are much more than just a phone. The fact that there are apps for many areas in personal health and medicine is a logical step to help individuals take better care of themselves and for researchers to find ways for individuals and physicians to do just that. Clearly, the ongoing research, development and availability of health apps is on the forefront of medicine and shows no signs of slowing down.
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Seeking funding, backers show off surgery simulation center
The Tampa Tribune
In the fight for medical research dollars, it helps to have friends in high places. So U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Democrat from Tampa, invited her colleague, Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, to tour the University of South Florida's Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation. Pallone, ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee that oversees health research spending, said he was "tremendously impressed" with the USF Health center.
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Palmetto Health, USC School of Medicine acquire state's first mobile simulation lab
Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine joined forces to open a Simulation Center in 2008. Nearly six years to the date after the training headquarters for regional medical personnel was opened, Palmetto Health and USC School of Medicine unveiled their latest venture — one with wheels this time. Doctors, students and members of the community were invited to tour the Simulation Center's brand-new SimCOACH. The mobile simulation laboratory is the first of its kind in the state to be used for hands-on training.
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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.

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    Mayo Clinic's Simulation Center helps with team approach to medicine, reenacts real-life scenarios (ABC)
University of Toledo Medical Campus Simulation Center opens (The Independent Collegian)
Syracuse hospital bans e-cigarettes after patient on oxygen catches fire while using one (Syracuse)
Reactions mixed to CMS decision to release payment data (By Pamela Lewis Dolan)
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Healthcare security is not a back-burner issue
With stricter HIPAA audits on the horizon, the threat of the Federal Trade Commission also cracking down on breaches and the notorious Heartbleed bug looming, you would think the healthcare industry — and provider organizations, in particular — would take any measures necessary to ensure, or at least improve, privacy and security.
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Kentucky students can learn about future career opportunities at WKCTC
Middle school and high school students can learn about careers in healthcare and energy at West Kentucky Community and Technical College beginning in June. The two free, hands-on Career Craze camps are for students ages 12 to 15 to discover their passion for the healthcare and energy fields. "Learning about career options early is a vital part of encouraging young students to go to continue their education after high school, particularly students who might be the first in their families to go college," said Kevin O'Neill, WKCTC continuing education coordinator. "We know it's important to provide these students the opportunity to see if a career in healthcare or energy is in their future."
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  Simulation: Program Development - Design - Training.

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    Nursing students hone skills on high-tech mannequins
    Las Vegas Review-Journal
    Dorothy is 17 years old and pregnant for the third time. She has come to the hospital with abdominal pains, accompanied by her physician father. When the nurses ask Dorothy for her name and date of birth, her father answers for her. He does so again when the nurses uncover a large bruise on her belly. "She fell down the stairs," he says, standing close to her bedside. Throughout the exam, Dorothy moans in pain. She doesn't speak until her father leaves the room. "If I tell you something, do you promise not to tell?" she asks the nurses.
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