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Computer-generated patients 'could rescue the NHS' helping doctors test drive treatments and map the spread of disease
Daily Mail
Computer-generated models of individual patients helping doctors map the progression of diseases and test the outcome of potential treatments could revolutionize the NHS, scientists have claimed. A team of academics at the University of Sheffield are working on cutting-edge technology to allow medics tailor the use of treatment and drugs to each case. The work, due to be showcased at the university tomorrow, is being touted as a potential savior to the struggling NHS.
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SSH and Summa Virtual Care Simulation Lab announce scholarship opportunity for SSH Sim Ops Pittsburgh
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare is pleased to announce the SSH & Summa Virtual Care Simulation Lab Sim Ops Regional Meeting Scholarship. This scholarship, funded in part by Summa Virtual Care Simulation Lab, was created to help those with financial need attend the 2014 SSH Sim Ops Regional Meeting to be held July 11-12 at the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education & Research (WISER). 
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Surgeons are getting top-flight perspective from Surgical Theater
Crain's Cleveland Business
The way Moty Avisar sees it, his company — Surgical Theater — could only have gotten its serendipitous start in Northeast Ohio. Avisar, who had built high-tech flight simulators for the Israeli Air Force, bumped into Dr. Warren Selman, a top neurosurgeon at UH Case Medical Center, at a coffee shop near Case Western Reserve University. While chatting, Dr. Selman wondered if the same simulation technology could be applied to surgery, allowing him and his colleagues to practice their own critical medical missions, or as Avisar likes to say, "pre-live the future."
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Willis-Knighton Innovation Center offers students simulated lessons in saving lives
Roger Whitaker worked desperately to save his young patient as vital sign monitors shrilled. After he and a team of other nurses got to the root of the problem — an accidental prescription overdose — they treated the patient and paused to catch their breaths. Whitaker wiped sweat with a handful of paper towels then patted the patient's plastic head. "It wasn't like this 30 years ago," he said, gesturing at the life-like mannequin that hides a host of sensors. "It was not nearly this sophisticated."
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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.

Translational facilities blend research with clinical care
Laboratory Equipment
Translational research is a "new" science concept intended to translate research findings in basic research to practical applications in the health, environmental and agricultural sciences, among others. The popular meaning in its most notable application—health science—is translating basic knowledge into the development of new medical treatments or meaningful health outcomes—or put more simply "bench-to-bedside."
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Smart education and learning market worth $344.94 billion by 2019
PRWEB via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
As technology continues to develop, it brings with it latest opportunities and challenges for educators and students. The biggest challenge for education institutions is the difficulty in adopting a secure infrastructure and the lack of digital fluency among institutions towards the latest technological trends. Budget cuts continue to emerge for many K-12 and higher education institutions as they are largely dependent on state funding. Educational institutions lack IT governance which is essential for making the right decision while adopting products and software solutions.
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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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Is overprescribing really to blame for antibiotic resistance?
By Lauren Swan
The World Health Organization recently released a report regarding antimicrobial resistance and how it's being found in every part of the world. According to the WHO, the cause of this resistance is overuse and abuse of antibiotic medications, posing a potential threat for civilization as more diseases become drug resistant. However, antibiotics are only available with a prescription, and it's no secret they have become harder to receive in the past 10 years due to possibilities such as this. Yet more drug-resistant diseases have been popping up — whooping cough, gonorrhea and TB, just to name a few. Is overprescribing really at fault? Or are there other factors to consider?
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  Simulation: Program Development - Design - Training.

The SimHealth Group, international leaders and recognized experts in healthcare simulation design, planning, and training. The SimHealth interprofessional team represents diverse professions and practice environments. Experience matters.
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    School of nursing gives children's school students inside look at healthcare careers
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    On the morning of Friday, May 9, 40 sixth-grade students from the Rochester City, N.Y., School District Children's School will get a behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn about healthcare careers in physical therapy, nutrition, nursing and medicine, when they visit the University of Rochester School of Nursing, 255 Crittenden Blvd., as part of the School of Nursing's third annual “See What You Can Bee” program. The students attending the event will take part in hands-on demonstrations within the School of Nursing's Simulation Laboratory, Skills Laboratory and classrooms to learn about the roles that nurses, doctors, technicians, nutritionists and many others play in delivering healthcare.
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