Breaking News: Laerdal Medical and B-Line Medical Announce Long-term Collaborative Partnership Ahead of #IMSH2019
Two global leaders in healthcare simulation, Laerdal Medical and B-Line Medical, announced today that they will integrate existing and new product lines to significantly improve healthcare simulation education. Representing different aspects of the medical simulation industry, Laerdal, a global leader in clinical simulation manikins, skills training, and education devices and B-Line Medical, which provides video-driven healthcare education and outcome improvement solutions, announced a collaborative partnership to integrate existing and new product lines to significantly improve the quality, consistency, and ease of administering healthcare simulation education and training — and just in time for IMSH 2019 in San Antonio!
As part of the long-term collaboration agreement, Laerdal Medical and B-Line Medical will develop and distribute turn-key healthcare simulation solutions. Laerdal Medical’s LLEAP simulators and programs will seamlessly integrate and operate with SimCapture, B-Line Medical’s video-driven simulation center management platform. The comprehensive platform will provide a superior user experience to existing and new healthcare education and training clients. Laerdal Medical will also begin to distribute the SimCapture Platform globally in conjunction with their product line.
While this partnership will yield the most integrated simulator, services, and center management platform on the market, Laerdal Medical and B-Line Medical understand the importance of serving mixed simulation environments where collaboration and integration with other simulation vendors is required. Laerdal Medical’s LLEAP unification software and B-Line Medical SimCapture’s open simulator integration will continue to make this possible.
“Laerdal Medical is excited by the opportunity to expand the breadth of our solutions. We’ll deliver a truly integrated simulation education and training platform that will allow our clients and partners to work more efficiently, and effectively.” says COO of Laerdal Medical, Alf-Christian Dybdahl. “We have worked closely with B-Line Medical in the healthcare simulation industry for over a decade. This familiarity will enhance and accelerate our product collaboration efforts.”
“Since our launch of the SimCapture Platform in 2007, we have admired Laerdal Medical’s laser focus on delivering the highest quality and most purpose-built range of simulators and educational content in the industry. They concentrate on client needs in critical areas of healthcare and build reliable products that are supported and improved upon year after year.” says Co-Founder and CEO of B-Line Medical, Chafic Kazoun. “We take the exact same approach at B-Line Medical with our SimCapture Platform and look forward to combining the power of these two great product lines for the benefit of the global healthcare simulation community.”
For more than 50 years, healthcare providers and educators have trusted Laerdal to offer products, services and solutions that help improve patient outcomes and survivability. By supporting the advancement of resuscitation science, improving medical education and strengthening the chain of survival in communities worldwide, we help you save more lives.
Founded in 2005, B-Line Medical is exclusively dedicated to offering solutions that help healthcare professionals and educators improve the delivery of healthcare and enhance quality of care. Focused on the capture, debriefing, and assessment of healthcare training and clinical events, B-Line Medical’s robust, yet easy-to-use web-based solutions are in use at over 500 institutions in 35 countries.
SSH‘s IMSH 2019 is off to big start with this huge announcement which will surely impact the entire global industry. Stay tuned to HealthySim this weekend and all next week for the latest #IMSH2019 news!
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 to better connect the global medical simulation community. Lance also founded SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now.
Lance’s background includes operating simulation technologies for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood production, Rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.