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New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists
The Washington Post
The new machine that could one day replace anesthesiologists sat quietly next to a hospital gurney occupied by Nancy Youssef-Ringle. She was nervous. In a few minutes, a machine — not a doctor — would sedate the 59-year-old for a colon cancer screening called a colonoscopy. But she had done her research. She had even asked a family friend, an anesthesiologist, what he thought of the device. He was blunt: "That's going to replace me."
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Simulation tool teaches clinical breast examination
Oncology Nurse Advisor
The researchers recruited a total of 553 physician attendees from three annual clinical meetings: the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The participants used the Pugh devices specifically developed to teach breast examination techniques. There were four models.
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CHOP patient safety researchers honored for study of alarm fatigue
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia via
A patient safety team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who analyzed the problem of alarm fatigue in hospital units has been recognized for the best research paper of 2014 in a journal dedicated to biomedical technology. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation selected the study "Video Methods for Evaluating Physiologic Monitor Alarms and Alarm Responses" as the best research published in the AAMI's journal, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology.
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Computer simulation accurately replicated real-life trauma outcomes
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences via Medical Xpress
A computer simulation, or "in silico" model, of the body's inflammatory response to traumatic injury accurately replicated known individual outcomes and predicted population results counter to expectations, according to a study recently published in Science Translational Medicine by a University of Pittsburgh research team. Traumatic injury is a major healthcare problem worldwide.
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The 'Internet of Me' is getting real in healthcare
Automobiles and computers may be complicated machines, but they pale in comparison to the human body. The challenge of working in an industry committed to that complexity brought Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis from Dell, where she served as CIO, to join Biogen as executive VP of technology. Speaking at the InformationWeek Conference at Interop in late April, Karaboutis argued that the age of biotechnology has arrived.
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  Teach Clinical Breast Exam Standards

Clinical Breast Exam skills are now learned with computer-guided technology. The MammaCare CBE Simulator-Trainer teaches the palpation skills required to detect small breast lesions and to reduce false positives. Universities and colleges use the MammaCare CBE Simulator-Trainer to validate breast exam competencies. Call MammaCare for a demonstration unit: 352.375.0607 MORE

Even robots now have their own virtual world
MIT Technology Review
A motley assortment of robots will soon attempt to navigate a punishing obstacle course laid out in a fairground park in Pomona, California. At the challenge, organized by the Defense Advanced Research Projects, about two dozen machines will make their way through a series of tasks meant to push the limits of robot navigation, manipulation and locomotion.
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Will patient health outcomes improve with interoperability?
The Department of Health and Human Services announced May 5 that about $101 million will be delivered to 164 new community health centers across the country in efforts to boost patient health outcomes. In a press release, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell explained that the Affordable Care Act funding will benefit clinics in 33 states and two U.S. territories.
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Virtual reality therapy wows stroke victims
Wall Street Daily
When it comes to virtual reality, one nagging question remains constant: Is it just a cool, niche technology, or is it the next truly disruptive digital platform? Traditionally, VR is associated with videogames.
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IBM's Watson will identify mutations and targeted cancer therapies
U.S. News & World Report
IBM's trivia-smart, cloud-based Watson computer system is taking on its next opponent: cancer. Fourteen U.S. and Canadian cancer institutes are set to utilize the super machine's knowledge to select targeted therapies based on a tumor's genes, IBM ​announced. The technology will allow clinicians to upload a patient's DNA to Watson, which will then identify which genes are mutated or responsible for the cancer.
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Students use 3-D printing to create products for medical and household use
Penn State University
Industrial engineering students Mike Frost and Sean Woodrow knew they wanted to improve the design of an existing product -- settling on a toothpaste tube squeezer -- when tasked with a class assignment to use reverse engineering and/or 3D printing to design and prototype a product. Meanwhile, Christina Merritt, Brinda Shah and David Wagura chose to focus on creating a prototype that would assist medical professionals -- printing a 3D model of a human femur bone.
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Survey: Many providers want ICD-10 to just go away
Scott E. Rupp
CD-10 has been regularly stealing healthcare headlines for about two years and intermittently for years prior. Before that, the news centered around electronic health records, 5010 and meaningful use, of course. As an industry we've moved beyond each of those, except for the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, a medical classification list by the World Health Organization .
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Hyper-realistic medical training simulations
Hyper-realistic and incredibly compelling training helps medical students, first responders and authorities prepare for the worst emergencies. San Diego 6's Jenny Day took a look inside the arduous and stressful training medical personnel and authorities go through to ensure the safety and health of those who need help in dire situations.
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Looking to get published this year?
In an effort to enhance the overall content of Simulation Spotlight, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SSH, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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    'Cut suits' add realism to trauma training (U-T San Diego)
These 3-D printed devices can repair damaged airways in kids' lungs (Gizmodo)
Med students learn empathy by practicing communication skills, observing doctors (Grand Forks Herald)
'Skip' Rizzo honored for advances in virtual reality therapy (USC News)
VA's simulation center, children's heart surgery: Inside OBJ's 2015 health care roundtable (Orlando Business Journal)

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