Simulation Spotlight
Jun. 4, 2014

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Sim Ops Pittsburgh, featured courses
AV Solutions on a Budget: 
This interactive workshop will help administrators and technology specialists define their audio-visual needs and plan for new build-outs, or overhaul existing systems. This workshop will be held twice.More

Simulated learning in medical education improves patient care and outcomes
Medical Xpress
The use of simulation techniques in medical education, such as lifelike mannequins and computer systems, results in improved patient care, better outcomes and other benefits, according to a study led by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher.More

Smart hospital provides safe training for students
McClatchy News Service via Government Technology
The simulation hospital, designed and built using $10 million in funding from the University of Texas System Board of Regents, is equipped with the latest in medical simulation technology.More

How lifelike video game graphics lead to life-saving cancer cures
Believe it or not, this is not a still from a movie. The following image — released earlier this year at the 2014 Game Developers Conference — showcases the lifelike graphics of today's video game chips. So lifelike, in fact, they're catching the attention of those outside the gaming industry.More

Breaking new ground: 3-D simulated heart
Today's Medical Developments
Dassault Systèmes unveiled the world's first 3-D realistic simulation model of a whole human heart. Developed with a multidisciplinary team of heart experts to help combat cardiovascular disease, the "Living Heart Project" will launch the next frontier in diagnosing, treating, and preventing heart conditions through personalized, 3-D virtual models.More

Lifelike childbirth simulator helps prepare doctors for emergencies
CTV News
A robotic mannequin that simulates childbirth could help doctors save a woman’s life in an emergency situation, says the Canadian company that developed the lifelike teaching tool. Created by Montreal's CAE Healthcare, the Fidelis Maternal Fetal Simulator is a human-like robot that can simulate the various stages of childbirth, as well as the dangerous medical complications that sometimes come along with delivery.More

Healthcare user privacy, security training themes, methods
HealthIT Security
The message for healthcare organizations from the Ponemon Institute's fourth annual Patient Privacy & Data Security Study, released in March, was clear: User mistakes remain a significant root cause of data breaches. From lost laptops to errant patient letters, user training is often discussed, but what should healthcare organizations do about augmenting their security education regimens?More

Healthcare training program earns grant
The Star Democrat
An Eastern Shore partnership to train healthcare workers, Ready to Care, was one of the 28 grantees through the first round of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations' 2014 EARN Maryland Implementation Grants.More