Simulation Spotlight
Mar. 5, 2014

Celebrate Simulation Technology in 2014
The first SSH Sim Ops Symposium boasted more than 280 attendees — the largest gathering of healthcare simulations operations and technical professionals ever! As a professional in the emerging field of simulations operations you cannot afford to miss SSH Sim Ops Pittsburgh 2014.More

Wake Tech nursing professor recognized for achievements in simulation
Wake Tech Community College
Wake Technical Community College recognizes Kathy Spade, MSN, RN, CNE, for successfully completing the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator certification exam. CHSE is administered by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Spade is now one of only seven Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators in North Carolina, and 278 worldwide! More

Terminology & Concepts Committee Meeting and Town Hall at IMSH 2014
Kris Slawinski writes, "Because of our work on the Informal SP Terminology Survey, formed as the SSH SP SIG project, by vice chair Jennie Struijk and myself, we became aware of the work of SSH's Terminology & Concepts Committee. Headed up by Joe Lopreiato of USUS and SSH's Andrew Spain, the T&C is attempting to develop a 'corpus,' or body of knowledge, related to simulation terminology, and currently has more than 700 terms for consideration."More

Students, Northern Health staff use simulated patient
The Prince George Citizen
The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia. is home to a patient who seems to suffer a new catastrophic medical condition every single day. From heart attacks to gun shot wounds to brain injuries, this particular patient has gone through it all, often many times over. Despite their best efforts to ensure he recovers from each malady, Northern Health is happy SimMan 3G never gets better. The high-tech, high-fidelity training tool has been used for the past two years to give medical professionals hands on practice in a team setting. More

Generic drug industry needs to stand up for patient safety
Los Angeles Times
The Generic Pharmaceutical Assn. says a proposed federal regulation that would allow makers of generic drugs to inform people about all known health risks would create "dangerous confusion" and have "harmful consequences for patients." And why would that be? For the answer, the industry group pointed me toward a recent report from Matrix Global Advisors, an independent consulting firm. The report says the rule change would needlessly complicate the market and add $4 billion a year to already bloated healthcare costs. More

Need for medical simulation training highlighted
The need for simulation training in medical curricula and hospital settings was the focus of a conference for global healthcare experts in Dubai. The two-day UAE's First Clinical Simulation Conference was held Feb. 26 at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.More

Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center gets $25 million bounce
Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center will get another $25 million bounce from its major benefactor, Jump Trading, a Chicago-based financial trading firm, to sponsor joint research projects between the innovation center and the University of Illinois College of Engineering at Champaign-Urbana. Jump Trading also provided the initial $25 million to help build the $51 million innovation center, a collaboration between OSF Healthcare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.More

Healthcare/medical simulation market is poised to reach $1.9 billion by 2017
The International News Magazine
Fueled by the growing focus on patient safety and technological advancements, the healthcare/medical simulation industry has experienced significant growth over the past decade, except for the past 3 to 4 years, where the market witnessed slow growth due to the global recession. A pivotal factor in the growth of this market has been high fidelity mannequins/patient simulators, which have witnessed substantial growth in recent years owing primarily to recent technological advancements that have created highly realistic simulators competent of very high levels of fidelity.More

CAE to spend $250 million to develop and expand modelling and simulation technologies
Ottawa Citizens
CAE announced that the Government of Canada will participate in its latest research and development program through a repayable investment of $250 million. The goal of CAE's Project Innovate, which will span 5 1/2 years, is to develop and expand CAE's current modelling and simulation technologies, develop new ones and continue to differentiate its service offering.More

HealthStream acquires Healthcare Compliance Strategies; creates comprehensive compliance solution for healthcare providers
The Wall Street Journal
HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce development and research / patient experience solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc., a Jericho, New York-based company focused on interactive and engaging online compliance training for healthcare organizations. HealthStream adds to its workforce development solutions with a comprehensive curriculum of premium courseware and an outstanding application for managing conflicts of interest disclosures, along with a team of professionals with extensive industry experience and thought leadership in healthcare compliance.More