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The medical mannequins 'brought to life' with emotions
Medical mannequins can be a useful training aid but interacting with them can feel unnatural. But at Sheffield Hallam University augmented reality is now being used to 'turn' the mannequin into a real person. The app contains various scenarios, recorded by actors, to make the situation feel more realistic.
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Sim family improves medical care in Durham, N.C.
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A new generation of doctors are honing their skills to help others right here in Durham Region. Doctors, nurse and healthcare staff are learning side by side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa’s new LHEARN (Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network) centre, a $7 million, 25-square-foot facility that features state-of-the-art tools and resources, led by expert instructors. Though it has been in operation for some time, its opening by Lakeridge Health officials recently made it official.
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New online training module greatly improves medical student clinical skills
An online training module designed for the evaluation and care of chronic pain greatly improved medical student clinical skills, according to a report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The module, built by the University of Pittsburgh and using an elderly woman with chronic lower back pain as a case study, is the first curriculum resource created through the efforts of the National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium's Centers of Excellence in Pain Education program (CoEPEs). The program was developed in response to the Affordable Care Act's mandate to advance the science, research, care and education of pain.
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Study: Healthcare IT security worse than retail
Healthcare organizations are rife with insecurity, and it's only a question of when a Target-like attack puts millions of patient health information (PHI) files on the black market, a new study suggests. A large-scale attack within the healthcare industry could put patients' safety and lives at stake, cautioned Stephen Boyer, CTO of security rating firm BitSight Technology, in an interview
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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. to cost taxpayers more than $1 billion
Forbes, the federal Obamacare website, will cost taxpayers over $1 billion, according to congressional testimony submitted by HHS nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell. In response to questions from Sen. Lamar Alexander (R–Tenn.), Burwell noted that $834 million had already been obligated to the glitch-prone website as of Feb. 28, with “a need for approximately $200 million” more from taxpayers through Fiscal Year 2015.
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CAE Healthcare presented its childbirth simulator for the first time in Canada
CAE Healthcare presented today its new CAE Fidelis Maternal Fetal Simulator at the Centre intégré d'enseignement et de formation (CIEF) of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), in Montreal. It is the first time that the simulator is presented to media in Canada. A doctor and a nurse from CHUM's birthing centre demonstrated the use of the simulator which reproduces many aspects of labour and delivery: it breathes, talks, bleeds, simulates contractions and gives birth to a crying baby. They conducted a shoulder dystocia simulation, one of many other obstetric emergencies that can be simulated.
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Xerox guides Miami children's hospital through coding conversion to improve care
Miami Children’s Hospital is turning to Xerox's expertise to ease Florida's largest pediatric facility’s adoption of the latest coding system for medical diagnoses and insurance billing. Xerox's ICD-10 Complete will ensure MCH staff, business processes and information systems comply with the federal mandate to switch from ICD-9 to the 10th version of the international classification of diseases on Oct. 1, 2015.
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  Simulation: Program Development - Design - Training.

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    Simulation-based training for successful operations
    Fire Engineering
    When responding to an unconscious subject with questionable breathing or at a possible warehouse fire, how will you and your department members perform when arriving on scene? Too many times, you train on skills and mentor your fellow firefighters and officers the way you were trained. But, ultimately, you cannot predict how someone will perform when placed in critical situations outside of past experiences. Simulation-based training, although not exclusively new, is a better way to predict those outcomes using a newer method of applied training; it will be the virtual reality of future development and training of the 21st century fire and emergency medical services (EMS).
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      Patient Observations Simulator

    Have you ever needed a way to replicate realistic scenarios with standardized patients? Do you need to provide extra information for your manikin simulations? SimObs allows you to pre-set various bedside observations and then transmit them to the handheld simulator display when needed. The controller device can also be controlled with the pre-programmed handheld or from a PC

    US medical school integrates Google Glass into curriculum
    As physicians and surgeons explore how to use Google Glass, the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), School of Medicine is taking steps to become the first in the US to integrate the wearable computer into its four-year curriculum — from first– and second-year anatomy courses and clinical skills training to third– and fourth-year hospital rotations.
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    Medical students need training on social media privacy
    The social media savvy of many incoming medical students may be leading to unintended medical privacy and confidentiality breaches, according to Pennsylvania State College of Medicine researchers. And medical schools may need to offer more guidance in potential pitfalls.
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    NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

    We are committed to training osteopathic physicians for a lifetime of learning and practice, based upon the integration of evidence-based knowledge, critical thinking, and the tenets of osteopathic principles and practice. We are also committed to preparing osteopathic physicians for careers in health care, including that in the inner city and rural communities, as well as to the scholarly pursuit of new knowledge concerning health and disease.

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    Large healthcare cost increases are built into Obamacare implementation
    National healthcare spending increased to $2.8 trillion in 2012, representing expenditures of $8,915 for every person in the United States. Healthcare spending represents 17.2 percent of GDP, with the more significant effects of the Affordable Care Act as yet to be felt.
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    What the WTP? The rise of merger simulation in hospital transactions
    If you are a health system or hospital thinking about a potential transaction and your lawyers haven't spoken with you about hospital merger simulation, then maybe you should be talking with someone else. n recent years, the Federal Trade Commission has come to rely more heavily on hospital merger simulation to predict the likely outcome of proposed hospital mergers.
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