December 24, 2020By Lance Baily

10 Medical Simulation Keywords You Need to Know About

Continuing HealthySimulation.com’s coverage of Medical Simulation companies you need to know about, today we cover 10 more healthcare simulation vendors that are providing high quality in-demand learning tools in the domain of clinical simulation! These simulation in healthcare vendors and organizations are important to know more about as they may offer unique products and services which can perfectly fit your simulation center or learners’ needs! Here are 10 Medical Simulation companies you need to know about, with additional links below for even more important terms!

California Simulation Alliance

The California Simulation Alliance (CSA) is a virtual entity and a program within the California Institute for Nursing & Healthcare. The association is a statewide network that serves as an information clearinghouse and umbrella for seven regional collaboratives that provide healthcare simulation education and research. In addition to this, each year the California Simulation Alliance hosts a variety of simulation conferences to push healthcare simulation to the next level of utilization. CSA’s vision is to strengthen the healthcare simulation workforce through high-quality simulation. To achieve this, the organization works to strengthen expertise in simulation and advocate for simulation policy through interprofessional education, collaboration and evidence-based practice.


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EHRGo

EHR Go is a healthcare simulation electronic health record and learning platform. The electronic medical record platform, which is a product of Archetype Innovations, was developed for all healthcare disciplines with over 600 customizable, realistic patients and activities. EHR Go’s clinical simulation EMR learning platform helps teach learners to make smart decisions while instilling a human-centered approach. EHR Go is designed to encourage learners to see the holistic nature of healthcare while becoming proficient in technology. This is why the platform includes patient cases ranging from simple to complex for illustrating every chief complaint, comorbid condition and clinical scenario possible.

InSimo

InSimo is a surgical simulation software company that specializes in surgical training and education to reduce medical error and improve learner outcomes. Founded as a startup in January 2013 and headquartered in Strasbourg, Grand Est, France, InSimo was created by members of Inria, the French Academic Institute of Computer Science and Numeric Research. Their surgical simulator technologies focus on fostering the development of next-generation medical patient simulators that are faster to produce and highly realistic, allowing for broader commercial offerings and novel uses. By reproducing complicated cases through medical simulation, InSimo extends new opportunities to train a large number of surgeons in less time.


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INSPIRE

The International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Research, Innovation and Education (INSPIRE) is a collaborative group of healthcare professionals whose goal is to improve the lives of children through healthcare simulation. INSPIRE was established in 2011 and built loosely around institutions and researchers who are currently collaborating on multi-center simulation research, as well as those who have completed and/or are awaiting new projects to join. Together, medical simulation experts, clinicians, educators, investigators, statisticians, human factors researchers and psychologists work to serve as a global community that catalyzes discoveries and promotes collaboration in simulation-based research, scholarship and innovation. Although INSPIRE was designed to be pediatric, the organization now has members from multiple clinical disciplines, including internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry and anesthesiology. Engagement with this group may prove useful for those with research questions relevant to children’s health.

Labster

Labster is a healthcare simulation company that develops advanced medical lab courses founded on mathematical algorithms that support open-ended investigations. The company’s simulated lab courses combine the open-ended investigations with gamification elements such as an immersive 3D universe, story-telling and a scoring system. Labster leverages technology to create scalable science training software with increased learning outcomes and motivation. The vision is to truly empower the next generation of educators, medical professionals, and scientists to change the world. Focusing on revolutionizing the way science is taught to learners across the world, Labster has come to offer a simulated virtual laboratory.

Sim Lab

A Sim Lab is a healthcare simulation space designed to provide immersive learning experiences for learners and industry professionals. To provide these experiences, simulation labs often contain manikins, task trainers, simulated learning systems, simulated medications, video recording systems, debriefing software and other simulation equipment. They allow learners to practice the skills needed during real-life scenarios, increasing patient safety by minimizing the risk of medical error. Another goal is to improve overall patient care stemming from competency-based instruction. To further benefit clinicians and healthcare providers, the Sim Laboratory is a place where individuals can be brought together in working groups or teams to collaborate.

SimsUshare Command Training Center

The SimsUshare Command Training Center (CTC) is a healthcare simulation training solution that includes a virtual incident command simulator, fire simulator, Hazmat simulator, safety simulator and command training center. Founded in 2000, SimsUshare solutions offer a safe way for learners to improve training and skills on all fire and command hazards while maintaining patient safety. SimsUshare aims to improve the development and use of fire and safety simulations across learning environments for learners of all skill levels. With the SimsUshare CTC, educators can easily and rapidly create all-hazard training simulations using their own photos. They can choose to add realistic smoke, fire and other effects to create an unlimited number of incidents.

Simulated EHR

Simulated EHR, aka Simulated Electronic Health Records, is a simulated version of a patient’s digital medical history. Also referred to as Simulated EMR, or Simulated Electronic Medical Records, this electronically stored health information offers real-time patient-centered records that are instantly available, reliable, and secure — and in a simulated way that allows educators to teach and train learners in the best practices for managing patient records. EHR data can be used in any healthcare simulation lab to provide realistic patient cases for curricula, like that of an EMR instructor course. Going beyond treatment and diagnostic information, EHR Simulation offers more in-depth insight into a patient’s overall degree of wellness.

Telesimulation

Telesimulation is a novel teaching process by which telecommunication and healthcare simulation resources are used to provide education, training and assessment to learners at an off-site location. Usually, a telesimulation event is designed to represent a simulated telemedicine meeting, but could also refer to distance-based learning opportunities for “off campus” simulated training. While medical simulation modules can be completed from remote environments, the ability to teleconference simulation across geographical barriers promotes active learning of realistic scenarios and conditions without having to be physically present in the sim lab room. The telesimulation mode of education has become an especially important training method across healthcare simulation during the coronavirus pandemic to limit possible virus exposure.

WISER

The Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (also known as WISER) is a world class multidisciplinary healthcare simulation training and research facility out of UPMC. An institute of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the WISER Simulation Center’s mission is to conduct research and training programs utilizing clinical simulation-based education to increase patient safety at the UPMC and the school’s affiliates. The UPMC WISER facility is directed by Dr. Paul Phrampus, MD, who is also a professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine.

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