Health Scholars to Provide Aya Healthcare with VR Simulated Learning
Healthcare staffing and workforce solutions company Aya Healthcare recently announced its partnership with Health Scholars to leverage screen-based and virtual reality simulation course content to provide advanced continuing education to their travelers. The Health Scholars blended learning platform improves the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical education efforts, delivering interactive content that addresses patient safety and nurse productivity. Comprehensive quality analysis tools will allow Aya to track performance, identify vulnerabilities and suggest customized, targeted training for individual travelers. Truly, the applications for VR simulated learning are endless!
Aya has already implemented a virtual reality lab for in-house testing and feedback of Health Scholars’ in development VR applications including ACLS Algorithms. The ACLS simulation will be available Q1 2019 and instructs participants and validates the competencies requisite to diagnosing and resuscitating adults with cardiopulmonary arrest and other common cardiopulmonary emergencies. This immersive VR application is designed to complement AHA’s HeartCode training program and will enable experiential, low-cost ACLS refresher training at scale.
“As the healthcare industry evolves, innovative education is imperative so we can provide the most educated, well-rounded travelers for our clients,” said Alan Braynin, President and CEO of Aya Healthcare. “Health Scholars offers advanced clinical training that will upskill our clinicians and allow them to be productive faster while on assignment.”
“We are thrilled about this partnership and the progressive approach this offers to educate a disseminated workforce with superior outcomes to traditional online and hands-on learning,” said April Hansen, Vice President of Clinical Services at Aya Healthcare.
This partnership is another way that Aya Healthcare is striving to create the most educated travel clinician workforce in the industry. The company recently launched the Aya Scholars Program, which recognizes travelers who exhibit leadership qualities, excellence in clinical performance and the desire to continue to pursue new opportunities. “By partnering with Aya, Health Scholars gains access to a wide variety of clinical resources and ‘in the field’ perspectives to better inform our product development cycles and align our solutions to customer needs,” said Cole Sandau, Chief Commercial Officer, Health Scholars. “And Aya’s use of Health Scholars’ screen-based and VR simulation training will deliver the next evolution of learning and development to the Aya team. It’s a meaningful collaboration and we look forward to working with Aya to drive innovation and improve patient care.”
About Health Scholars
Health Scholars was founded by healthcare professionals who recognized the need to advance immersive education and clinical training effectiveness to improve patient safety. Their mission is to deliver experiential learning and advanced simulation to clinicians via a single, future ready platform – Health Scholars One. Their blended learning platform and immersive content is easy to use, scalable across a health system, and more effectively manages, delivers and measures clinical education and simulation training. It enables efficient delivery of blended learning programs including screen-based, VR, and high-fidelity simulation modalities. Health Scholars is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and has clinical and support operations embedded in the world-class Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center on the OSF Campus in Peoria, Illinois.
About Aya Healthcare
Aya Healthcare is reimagining healthcare staffing and workforce solutions in the United States. They are the largest privately held travel nurse and workforce solutions provider and deliver solutions for all aspects of healthcare staffing including locums, allied health and just-in-time local staff. The company continues to experience rapid growth as it reshapes the healthcare workforce landscape through its transformative use of technology including its cloud-based MSP solution and real-time Shifts app for per diem clinicians. Aya’s platform provides access to one of the largest sources of contract clinicians in the country, which improves efficiency, increases quality and reduces costs for healthcare systems.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.